Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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WWAK83 PAFG 280224
SPSAFG

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
524 PM AKST SAT DEC 27 2014

AKZ222-280430-
MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-
INCLUDING...FAIRBANKS...FORT WAINWRIGHT...EIELSON AFB...ESTER...
NORTH POLE...MOOSE CREEK...TWO RIVERS...FOX...CHATANIKA...
CHENA HOT SPRINGS...SOURDOUGH CAMP
524 PM AKST SAT DEC 27 2014

...FIRST 20 BELOW OF THE SEASON IN FAIRBANKS TODAY...

AT 251 PM THIS AFTERNOON THE TEMPERATURE AT THE FAIRBANKS
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DROPPED TO 20 BELOW FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS
WINTER. THIS IS THE THIRD LATEST OCCURRENCE OF THE FIRST 20 BELOW
READING IN FAIRBANKS SINCE WEATHER RECORDS BEGAN OVER 100 YEARS
AGO.

AT 2AM SATURDAY THE TEMPERATURE WAS 19 ABOVE...BUT SKIES CLEARED
OUT SATURDAY MORNING AND ALLOWED THE SURFACE TEMPERATURES TO COOL
RAPIDLY THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

THE UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES THAT FAIRBANKS HAS BEEN HAVING
MOST OF THIS WINTER WILL RETURN SUNDAY AS A SOUTHERLY CHINOOK
WIND BLOWS ACROSS THE ALASKA RANGE. THIS WILL BRING A RETURN TO
WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR MOST OF NEXT WEEK IN FAIRBANKS.


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