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AlaskaWx

@AlaskaWx@alaskan.social

Climate specialist with ACCAP/IARC at UAF, highlighting Alaska climate, environment & Indigenous cultures. Opinions are my own. I've been fascinated by #Arctic & #boreal #weather, #climate and #cultures for more than 50 years. I've worked as a weather & climate professional in private, public & academic spheres. I've been fortunate to live most of my life in Lower Tanana #Dene country near Fairbanks, #Alaska. Also, I have a big interest in Alaska Indigenous languages.

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AlaskaWx, to random
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Downtown Fairbanks Monday 700am: Partly cloudy, calm, 32F (0.0C). #MyAlaskaWx

AlaskaWx, to Alaska
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I never realized that almost exactly one third of departures from Anchorage airport were Seattle-bound flights. #Alaska

AlaskaWx, to Canada
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Northwest North America snowpack analysis for mid-April shows dramatic differences between Alaska and northwest Canada.
@Climatologist49 @DeniseGutzmer
https://alaskaclimate.substack.com/p/april-2024-snowpack-analysis

AlaskaWx, to climate
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Tappers working with OneTree at UAF report birch tree sap was flowing Monday afternoon on favored hillsides in the Fairbanks area. This is slightly earlier than recent years average. The annual round of our climate and environment has turned to Spring.
#akwx #ClimateDiary #Climate #Alaska
@Climatologist49 @EBecker @CarrieinFbx @anisian @leepetersen @mivox @debmcqueen

https://www.uaf.edu/afes/onetree/index.php

AlaskaWx, to worldwithoutus
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Utqiaġvik, Alaska high temperature Tuesday of 36F (+2.2C) ties for the second highest temperature on record this early in the year. Only milder day was April 12, 1957, when the temperature reached 37F (+2.8C). @Climatologist49 @cinderbdt

AlaskaWx, to Weather
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The “weather station reporting problem” in rural Alaska is getting more attention, which is good IF it actually pushes the FAA to improve the situation. #akwx #weather
H/T @Climatologist49

https://alaskapublic.org/2024/04/15/state-resolution-would-push-feds-to-fix-rural-alaska-aviation-weather-stations/

AlaskaWx, to languagelearning
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Published 15 years ago this week, the Tanacross Learners' Dictionary remains a highlight of my life. So honored to have contributed this work. #Dene #Language #Alaska

AlaskaWx, to Alaska
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seachanger, to random
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yesterday the US & Europe contributed aircraft and firepower (Navy and Air Force) to “help” shoot down Iranian missiles and drones — you know in addition to the massive “iron dome” defense system that we pay for.

imagine if we cared for gazans or Ukrainians like we care about Israel! Imagine if we cared about poor Americans like we care about israel! I cannot with this country

https://www.airandspaceforces.com/usaf-fighters-shoot-down-iranian-drones-in-defense-of-israel/

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2024/04/14/us-forces-help-israel-repel-iranian-drone-missile-attack/

AlaskaWx,
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@seachanger I think about that wasted opportunity and how much good could have been done frequently

AlaskaWx, to random
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US Drought Monitor analysis now showing "abnormal dryness" in Southeast Alaska south of Petersburg to Craig line. This is due to below normal precipitation since the start of 2024 and the lack of mountain snowpack.

https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?AK

@seachanger @BogCranAK @SilverSalmonAK

ai6yr, to Software
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Today's fun/success: managed to whip together some software in a few hours on Friday to map out the path of the eclipse totality in real time, and it worked today! I guess I can use it again in 2044, LOL. #software #gis #mapping

AlaskaWx,
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@ai6yr Northwest Alaska total eclipse March 30, 2033. Be there or be square.

AlaskaWx,
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@douglasvb @ai6yr Nome, Kotzebue and Utqiaġvik are the easiest to get to (non-stop jet service from Anchorage). All have about the same chance of clear skies at that time of year. Sun will be slightly higher above the horizon at Utqiaġvik at the time of totality (11º) compared. to Nome (8º) and Kotz (9º)

AlaskaWx, to worldwithoutus
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April 1 snowpack snow water equivalent as a percent of 1991-2020 median in/around Alaska from ERA5 Land courtesy of ECMWF/Copernicus. Most of Alaska snowpack is near to above normal with a small exception in the central Interior and a larger exception in central and southern Southeast. In Canada, much of northern BC, NW Alberta and western NWT snowpack is far below typical for this point in the season. #akwx #ytwx #ntwx #Arctic #SnowPack #Hydrology #Wildfire
@Climatologist49 @DeniseGutzmer

BlueBeachSong, to random
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Such a well-written and worthwhile read from @GottaLaff: "I’m old, I’ve seen a lot. I’ve protested a lot. I’ve marched, demonstrated, and have been tear-gassed. I’ve written, vocalized, called, emailed, tweeted, used my voice on radio and podcasts for years and years...Yet here I am and here we are. And right about now I, like many of you, am feeling pretty unheard, pretty impotent, and definitely not funny."
👇

I’m Moving to Canada. Part One: Why?
https://thepoliticalcarnival.blogspot.com/2024/01/im-moving-to-canada.html

AlaskaWx,
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@BlueBeachSong @GottaLaff Friendly reminder: for most Americans, but especially older people, permanent residency Canada is not an option. Without an pre-existing connection, there is no way to score high enough.

AlaskaWx,
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@GottaLaff @BlueBeachSong If Iunderstand correctly, you wrote: "…For example, Mr. Laffy is a TV producer with a good income. We found out that the company that owns his show “Naked and Afraid” is based… in Canada!"

AlaskaWx, to random
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Yeah! After a multi-month outage, the Nome Convention and Visitors Bureau webcam is back online. Friday evening 30F (-1.1C) and light winds. Pix looking south across Front Street to the Bering Sea beyond. #akwx @Jdnome

AlaskaWx, to random
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Nome Wednesday 600am: low end blizzard late evening and overnight but now winds diminishing and visibility way up: light snow and blowing snow, breezy, 22F (-5.6C). #MyAlaskaWx

AlaskaWx,
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@ai6yr Blizzard criteria were met ~9pm to 3am AKDT, max sustained wind 28kt, peak wind 41kt.

AlaskaWx, to snowboarding
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Anchorage Airport is at 123.6 inches of snow for the season. The record is 134.5 inches. Ten years since 1953 have had enough snow to set a new record. So knowing nothing else, it’s unlikely but by no means out of the question that this finishes as Anchorage’s snowiest winter of record. @Climatologist49 @EBecker @patrace @EyeOnAlaska @sbmorgan

seachanger, to random
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Reza Aslan argues that historical Jesus is best understood as a poor, revolutionary Jew who really wanted brutal Roman occupiers (and their Jewish collaborators) the fuck out of Israel. Aslan says “Jesus was a Jew preaching Judaism to other Jews. His was a Jewish mission, one concerned exclusively with the fate of his fellow Jews.”

Aslan argues that when Jesus referred to the Kingdom of God he wanted to usher in, he was referring to a Jewish Israel free of Roman rule

AlaskaWx,
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@seachanger You might enjoy John Dominic Crossan's "The Historical Jesus" and "The Birth of Christianity".

AlaskaWx, to worldwithoutus
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Sea ice extent as of March 30 in the Bering Sea is almost exactly at the 1991-2020 median and 30 percent higher than the end of March last year in NSIDC data. Ice loss in Kuskokwim and Bristol Bays has been notable in the past week, while in the central Bering Sea, the ice edge has been pushed south a bit by moderate north winds.
@Climatologist49 @ZLabe

AlaskaWx, to Weather
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Alaska and vicinity low temperaturesThursday night/Friday morning. Still mostly above normal for this time of year. #akwx #weather

AlaskaWx, to Weather
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Low temperatures in and around Alaska Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Continued mild in the east, but chilly in parts of northwest Alaska. Buckland low of -11F (-23.9C) look to be the lowest reported community low temperature in Alaska. #akwx #weather

AlaskaWx, to worldwithoutus
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Being Sea 2024 maximum sea ice extent has been reached in NSIDC data. The max extent almost exactly the same as last year but occurred a month later. The max extent was about 14 percent below the 1991-2020 average and was the latest since 2016. #akwx #Arctic #SeaIce #climate
@Climatologist49 @ZLabe

AlaskaWx, to random
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Fairbanks Airport March 21-25 average high temperature was 48.0F(8.9C). That makes this the third warmest 5 days this early in the season in the past century. The only milder 5-days were in 2019 (49.4F, 9.7C March 21-25) and 1998 (49.0C, 9.4C March 20-24). The 1991-2010 normal high temperature for this time is 28.2F (-2.1C). #akwx #ExtremeWeather #Spring2024 @Climatologist49 @CarrieinFbx @leahwrenn @anisian @mivox

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