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New low temperature recorded in North Pole

by Staff Reports / [email protected]

Nov 20, 2011

FAIRBANKS — An unprecedented November cold snap continues to set records around the Interior, including a new low in North Pole Sunday morning.

The official temperature at the KJNP weather station was 41 degrees below zero, according to the National Weather Service, eclipsing the previous record set in 1993. The Fairbanks area as a whole just closed another record, with its fifth consecutive day of 35-below or colder Saturday. The previous November stretch of 35-below days in a row was just two.

Cold weather continued to hit other parts of the Interior early Sunday, although the North Pole reading was the only record. The coldest temperature was 47 below in Tok, along with local temperatures of 38 below at Eielson Air Force Base, 33 below at Fairbanks International Airport and 30 below at the University of Alaska Fairbanks West Ridge.

The average temperature in Fairbanks this week is a low of minus 9, with a high of 8 above zero.

The cold snap is expected to continue through the week. National Weather Service forecasters expect clouds and snow could arrive in the Interior today, causing a modest rise in temperatures but still well below normal.

Temperatures in the hills and higher elevations, which have recently been warmer than the valleys, are expected to turn colder through Tuesday.

Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - New low temperature recorded in North Pole

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