PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
105 PM AST TUE FEB 12 2008
...FIRST 20 DEGREE READINGS IN ANCHORAGE IN NEARLY THREE WEEKS...
TUESDAY MORNING THERMOMETERS IN ANCHORAGE REACHED 20 DEGREES. IT HAS
NOT BEEN ABOVE 20 DEGREES HERE SINCE JANUARY 23RD WHEN A COLD SPELL
BEGAN WHICH TOOK TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW NORMAL. ON ONLY THREE OF THE
DAYS SINCE JANUARY 23RD DID THE TEMPERATURE RISE ABOVE 10 DEGREES.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING THE COLD SPELL WAS 4.7 DEGREES WHILE THE
NORMAL AVERAGE FOR THE SAME PERIOD IS 17 DEGREES.
Now granted, the data is coming from the far west side of town where its warmer during these weather conditions than where we leave, usually subtract anywhere from 3 to 10 degrees off to get the temperature at our house! There were a few days in a row where the house didn't even get ABOVE zero!!! Its been nice to have some warmer temps, not having to wear our huge down jackets everywhere we go! Vegas will be SOOOOOO nice to go to next week! (That's where we're having our bachelor/bachelorette party!!!!)