Hot in Parts of Alaska? Jan 22, 2014

It’s Hot in Alaska!

Would you believe that upper 40s in Alaska is considered hot? It is for the middle of January! Thanks to my good friend Monica Zappa for this picture from near Anchorage, AK where temperatures have been running nearly 8 degrees above average!

“Alaska’s largest city is off to a hot start in the new year. Temperatures along the Anchorage Hillside pushed into the upper 40s on Tuesday, with some locations threatening 50 on Tuesday as yet another warm gush of tropical Pacific Ocean air rushed north across the Gulf of Alaska. It’s been this way much of January. The National Weather Service reports the average high for the month so far is only a degree below freezing at 31. That’s 8 degrees warmer than the long-term norm. The average low is even more out of whack. Anchorage usually averages 11 degrees for the low in January. Not this year. The average low two-thirds of the way through the month is 23.3 — three-tenths of a degree warmer than the average high over the long-term.”

Read more from www.AlaskaDispatch.com HERE:

Anchorage Temps

Take a look at how warm it has been for Anchorage, AK through the start of January. Note daytime highs have been in the 40s several times! Keep in mind that the average high for Anchorage is around 23F. Note also how there haven’t been sub-zero nights

Warmer West

Here’s the month-to-date temperature anomaly for North America shows much above average temps across parts of Alaska and the western U.S., while the much of the Canadian Prairie Provinces and the eastern half of the U.S. has been much colder than average.

(image courtesy: WeatherBell.com)

High Amplitude Weather

Take a look at how wobbly the jet stream looks from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. You would typically find bobs and weaves in the strong upper level wind, but not quite as amplified as what we’re seeing now and especially for how long this type of pattern has been in place.

Temperature Outlook

Here’s the temperature outlook for the end of January, which suggests similar weather to what we’ve been seeing for much of the month so far. Much cooler in the East and warmer in the West/Alaska.

Thanks for checking in and have a great rest of your week! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @TNelsonWNTV

One response to “Hot in Parts of Alaska?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tweets

Emergency officials had to #rescue some residents of Evansville, Indiana who were caught off-guard by flash… https://t.co/HZrDMZzidQ

9 minutes ago by WeatherNation

An overnight light show! #Severestorms blew through the central US bringing major #lightning and #flooding. The thr… https://t.co/TbqVXQvmtq

1 hour ago by WeatherNation

Our Field Correspondents have been on the scene as #flooding and #severeweather continued into Saturday. WATCH HERE: https://t.co/BI9P4hf7GD

2 hours ago by WeatherNation

Wow! Check out the size of these #hail stones in Cameron, #Oklahoma Friday evening. Photo: rubyjewelstudio/Instagra… https://t.co/F1PeMxP9xK

6 hours ago by WeatherNation

WeatherNation is LIVE this evening tracking the #severe weather threat across the country. Watch live:… https://t.co/jFF3KCS6Ry

6 hours ago by WeatherNation

Strong storms created flash flooding in Columbus, #Indiana Friday evening. 🎥: wild_dandelion_farm/Instagram #INwx https://t.co/j3P6sePSgp

7 hours ago by WeatherNation

Strong to #severe storms are impacting portions of #Ohio this evening. 🎥: Melissa.rosemc #OHwx https://t.co/n1VMZZoVCf

7 hours ago by WeatherNation

New Severe Thunderstorm Watch box issued for eastern Oklahoma-southern Illinois 'til 5 a.m. Have a way of getting w… https://t.co/zfFoBVSYqr

9 hours ago by WeatherNation

Going to be in the 90's tomorrow in D.C. while many other locations in the East will likely tie or set a new record… https://t.co/InaYUE5Ews

10 hours ago by WeatherNation

Thundersnow! Some convective components to this storm stick around as snow starts to fall in Colorado. #COwx https://t.co/iNiGgAWrBG

11 hours ago by WeatherNation

St. Louis has already gotten stormy, hail hitting earlier today. The greater #STL area could get up to 5-7 inches o… https://t.co/HXlpZpconw

12 hours ago by WeatherNation

Dr. Ariel Cohen and Lead Forecaster Rich Thompson of @NWSSPC work on today's severe weather forecast during intervi… https://t.co/BYvZXiO4li

13 hours ago by WeatherNation

The concern for flooding is growing from the Southern Plains into the Great Lakes for this weekend:… https://t.co/m7NSC5D6DB

14 hours ago by WeatherNation

Winter storm warnings stretch all the way down to Texas! Tonight and through the day Saturday will be cold/snowy/wi… https://t.co/wVL8Ea6jj9

15 hours ago by WeatherNation

A look at the severe weather threat in the nation from tonight into this weekend - https://t.co/pDTlJy65XC https://t.co/15pwG1j7xJ

16 hours ago by WeatherNation

Video in Colorado earlier today shows a mix of what appears to be snow & graupel falling from the sky. Winter isn't… https://t.co/DRbh5cjnm3

17 hours ago by WeatherNation

A skier's delight continues in the West with more snow ahead for the Rockies and Tetons - https://t.co/bJnGagV8x5 https://t.co/EOGhFe6rko

20 hours ago by WeatherNation

There's a little bit of everything in this timelapse from the Puget Sound region....#clouds, #sun, waves, wind, and… https://t.co/rmedBVIiAV

23 hours ago by WeatherNation
Follow Us