Mar 31, 2016

Alaska Experiences Second Warmest Winter in Last 90 Years

Alaska
USA
by
Matt Miller
,
Alaska Public Media
Average Alaska temperature rankings for this past winter. Image: NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information
Average Alaska temperature rankings for this past winter. Image: NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information

The latest figures released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’sNational Centers for Environmental Informationshow it may be the second warmest winter since they started keeping Alaska temperature records 90 years ago. Rick Thoman, a climatologist with the National Weather Service in Fairbanks, points to the lowest statewide winter temperature as an example of how unusual and how persistent the warmth has been in Alaska