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Offline Jáchym

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2016, 07:50:46 PM »
yeah, the more I read your posts every evening Im tempted to pack up and book a ticket to Alaska :D

I was there in the Summer of '71 (I think), little place called Kotzebue among other places.  Still have the gold nugget somewhere that I panned.  More like a small fleck than a nugget, but you know how those things go.

Yeah, thats true, so in addition to comfortable temperatures, amazing landscape, there is even gold :D OK, well it will be a tough decision once I finally decide to move :D Alaska or New Zealand? :D

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2016, 07:52:09 PM »
And I like night. Also because I usually go to bed at sunrise.
Don't all vampires? :-"

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So that's your problem! It is about 19:00 in Chicago, and if memory serves me right, the CR is 5 hours ahead of me or midnight!? Do you ever sleep?
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2016, 07:58:34 PM »
Let me correct you, Im 7h ahead of you, not 5 :D

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2016, 08:05:57 PM »
Let me correct you, Im 7h ahead of you, not 5 :D

It's worse--2 in the am! Go to bed! :grin:🛌🌙☔️⛄️
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2016, 08:08:07 PM »
Let me correct you, Im 7h ahead of you, not 5 :D

It's worse--2 in the am! Go to bed! :grin:🛌🌙☔️⛄️

Now? Why... have a look at my posts, you will see I usually post here until around 10PM your time, which is when I have dinner and go to bed.

Given I have two jobs and template used by 333 people to support I have to make sure I have very good time management and as part of that I learned to sleep quickly ;)

Now, so that we are not OT... in the upcoming days it is supposed to be around 0C (32F) here during the day and -5C at night

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2016, 10:04:34 PM »
 Alaska Temperature Extremes.
:  Highest Temperature Last 12 Hours.
:   49 at Ketchikan
:  Lowest Temperature Last 24 Hours.
:  -37 at Ambler...Huslia
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at an high here of -2  almost  got the shorts and Tee shirt out again.  Sunday night forecast 25 below with Ambler forecasted for 45 below.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2016, 10:06:53 PM »
Another heat wave today

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2016, 10:10:00 PM »
Temperatures have modified considerably over the central and
eastern interior from earlier this week with clouds and snow but
remain cold in the western interior where temperatures again
dropped into the 30s and 40s below. Expect the cold temperatures
to return to the central interior Sunday and eastern interior
Monday as clouds and snow move north and east and skies scatter
out. 30s and 40s below still on track for these areas begining
late Sunday or Monday depending on how quickly the clouds depart.
Model guidance continues to present a split decision on how long
the cold temperatures will remain over the central and eastern
interrior with the ECMWF bringing in warmer temperatures by mid
week and the Canadian, and GFS models keeping the cold temperatures
in play for the central and eastern interior through the end of
next week. This is however a flip flop from previous model runs
so forecast confidence remains low beyond the middle of next week.

By Sunday night as a 1050 MB or stronger high pressure system
builds over the Yukon, altimeter settings could rise to above
31.00 inches to the east of Fairbanks and continue into Tuesday.
This may present problems for aircraft with altimeters limited to
31.00 inches.



I added the boldness to this   to show  how cold dense air can effect  aircraft flights.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2016, 05:34:40 PM »
Was warmer last night  at midnight then now.  -8 F  since then we been slowly falling toward forecast low of -25.  At -16 now and have another hour of daylight left. received 4 inches of new powder in the last 24 hour.

 Alaska Temperature Extremes.
:  Highest Temperature Last 24 Hours.
:   49 at Annette...Ketchikan
:  Lowest Temperature Last 12 Hours.
:  -38 at Bettles


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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2016, 05:39:30 PM »
Hi John,
just so that you dont get the impression its not cold here.... I live in the second largest city of the Czech Republic with 400k inhabitants and also in one of the warmest parts of the country. But I just checked the lowest T for my country as a whole from last night and it was -13F :) (yes F, not C ;)

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2016, 05:45:13 PM »
The coldest month here is January when in some parts of the country the temps drop usually close to -40 (C or F, you choose :D)

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2016, 05:56:20 PM »
I know it get a bit cool over there. I had pleasure few years ago to talk with couple vets that were in the Battle of the Bulge. It was the cold that they remember the most  and was more concern over then the German troops.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2016, 05:58:22 PM »
The record low here was -45F, but in the recent yrs we more frequently get close (or exceed) the high T record, which is currently 105.5, last yr we had 104, this yr it was about 102

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2016, 10:58:35 PM »
At -30 here this evening.(1900) and barometer still climbing  slowly  @30.44 in/hg

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2016, 12:17:41 PM »
3o.72 here for barometer pressure.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2016, 12:23:24 PM »
This night is likely to be quite cold (for John: relatively warm). It was sunny during the day and the night is clear as well. It is only 2 hours after sunset and the temperature has already dropped by 6C. I expect we hit -10C (15F) tonight.


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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2016, 01:03:49 PM »
Waiting here for sun up. Temps generally drop again about then. That be around 1030 my time. At -34, -40 (F/C) expected later this week?

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2016, 06:37:44 PM »
Here at sunset we are at 30.80 on the barometer and -31 F on temp. Did manage to get to -30 before it started dropping.



:  Alaska Temperature Extremes.
:  Highest Temperature Last 24 Hours.
:   43 at Skagway...Adak
:  Lowest Temperature Last 12 Hours.
:  -36 at Huslia


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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2016, 06:56:28 PM »
Based on those extreme values you posted I assume you live in one of the coldest parts of Alaska right?

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2016, 07:01:25 PM »
Here at sunset we are at 30.80 on the barometer and -31 F on temp. Did manage to get to -30 before it started dropping.



:  Alaska Temperature Extremes.
:  Highest Temperature Last 24 Hours.
:   43 at Skagway...Adak
:  Lowest Temperature Last 12 Hours.
:  -36 at Huslia


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Out of curiosity where you are located? The member map shows you near Harding Lake with milder forecast temperatures than being reported.
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-146.89532093024266&lat=64.4446607822602#.WESsYNUrKpo
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2016, 07:25:54 PM »
About an mile from Harding Lake and yes the forecast that they use in WU, Weather bug and even NWS  is milder then what we see here. They seem to use Eilson AFB  23 miles away and 200 feet lower or Fairbanks 45 miles away and 350 lower. If you  pull up mesowest map  you can see that drainage has it own weather/microclime.  The Interior of Alaska is the coldest part of the state  It is between the Alaska and Brooks Range so it like an bowl for the cold air to drain into.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2016, 07:34:58 PM »
Thanks John.  I've seen big differences in deep sinks where cold air settles in for sure.   
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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2016, 07:40:58 PM »
Yes, it is always like that. There is one very unique place in my country where there is a really deep valley with very unique slope, soil type, terrain etc. and there is one professional station in the valley and one at the top, vertical distance between these two is 800m (half a mile). When there is inversion and certain unique conditions, the difference between these two stations is even over 35 degrees! Yes, last yr there was at one point -10C at one and 23.5C (15 and 75F) at the other one - half a mile distance....

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2016, 07:41:21 PM »
That drainage is a strange thing.
It even occurs here in Florida on the colder nights.
About 20 miles to my west they will be 7 to 10 degrees colder in a very narrow strip running north to south.

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Re: Winter '16-'17
« Reply #49 on: December 04, 2016, 07:47:34 PM »
Basins are always the coldest places

 

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