Alaska All Time High for This Date: Warmer Than Alabama

January 28, 2014

On the graph above, orange and red stuff is warmer than average, “average” being defined as the average on this date between 1979 and 2000. Blue/purple stuff is colder.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
1156 AM AKST MON JAN 27 2014

…ALL-TIME JANUARY HIGH TEMPERATURES SET IN NORTHERN ALASKA…

A RECORD WARM AIRMASS HAS RESULTED IN MANY LOCATIONS TYING OR
SETTING RECORD DAILY TEMPERATURES ACROSS NORTHERN ALASKA THE PAST
SEVERAL DAYS. SOME LONG TERM STATIONS HAVE BROKEN ALL-TIME
JANUARY HIGH TEMPERATURES…INCLUDING DENALI NATIONAL PARK
HEADQUARTERS AND NOME. JANUARY RECORDS WERE LIKELY SET AT SOME
OTHER LOCATIONS BUT THEY EITHER LACK A LONG PERIOD OF RECORD OR
OBSERVED TEMPERATURES.

ON SUNDAY THE 26TH THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED TO A SCORCHING 52
DEGREES AT DENALI NATIONAL PARK HEADQUARTERS. THIS IS THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED AT THE PARK HEADQUARTERS IN JANUARY
DURING THE PAST 92 YEARS OF OBSERVATIONS. THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR
THE MONTH WAS 51 DEGREES SET ON JANUARY 21ST 1961. FOR
REFERENCE…52 DEGREES IS THE NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURE IN MID MAY
AT THE PARK HEADQUARTERS. THE NORMAL HIGH FOR JANUARY 26TH IS 11
DEGREES ABOVE ZERO.

AT NOME…THE TEMPERATURE HAS SOARED TO 48 DEGREES THIS MORNING.
THIS IS WARMEST TEMPERATURE EVER OBSERVED IN JANUARY AT NOME SINCE
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1906. THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH OF JANUARY WAS 46 DEGREES SET ON JANUARY 7TH 1942. FOR
REFERENCE…48 DEGREES IS THE NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURE IN LATE MAY
AT NOME. THE NORMAL HIGH FOR JANUARY 27TH IS 13 DEGREES ABOVE
ZERO. IT IS POSSIBLE THE RECORD COULD BE FURTHER BROKEN TODAY.

Accuweather:

Parts of the Arctic are currently warmer than at any time going as far back as 44.000 years…

Ancient Polytrichum mosses that have been trapped under the ice for thousands of years on Baffin Island in northern Canada are becoming exposed due to the warming temperatures that is melting the ice.

Since the moss samples would have been destroyed by erosion had they been previously exposed, the authors of a new study suggest that the temperatures in the Arctic now must be warmer than during any sustained period since the mosses were originally buried.

Scientists from the University of Colorado then radiocarbon dated these ancient moss and found that most of the samples date from the past 5,000 years, when a period of strong cooling took place in the Arctic. However, the team also found much older samples that ranged in age from 24,000 to 44,000 years old.

Based on this information, the records suggest that in general, the eastern Canadian Arctic is warmer now than in any century in the past 5000 years, and in some places, modern temperatures are unprecedented in at least the past 44,000 years. The observations, the authors suggest, show that modern Arctic warming far exceeds the bounds of historical natural variability. (from the Geophysical Research Letters)

Key excerpts from the Geophysical Research Letters press release.

“Our findings add additional evidence to the growing consensus that anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases have now resulted in unprecedented recent summer warmth that is well outside the range of that attributable to natural climate variability,” said Gifford Miller of the University of Colorado.

Miller also states that this is the first direct evidence that present summer warmth in the Eastern Canadian Arctic now exceeds the peak warmth there in the Early Holocene era.

And I guess you can now add ‘unprecedented winter warmth” as well.

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42 Responses to “Alaska All Time High for This Date: Warmer Than Alabama”

  1. rayduray Says:

    GET RICH QUICK!

    Yes, you too can become a climate change billionaire. Here’s how….

    http://www.npr.org/2014/01/28/267082833/entrepreneurs-looking-for-windfall-cash-in-on-climate-change

    • fortranprog Says:

      I don’t think that’s what Professor Jennifer Francis meant when she said there was a “silver lining” – get your share now it’s a guaranteed return

    • andrewfez Says:

      It’s not too late to become a lawyer with an expertise in water rights laws.


  2. […] Alaska All Time High for This Date: Warmer Than Alabama (Climate Crocks): […]

  3. Izaak Ge Says:

    How could this article be so wrong?

    The Earth was much warmer during the middle ages. It then cooled in the 1300s. This article makes it sound like it has been thousands of years since it was this warm….

    Alarmist globalist wanting more of our tax money to spread their diseased views!

    Obama’s green revolution after he was elected in 2009 was used to bankroll his friends wallets!!!!! His friends started bogus ready to fail companies, then received billions of tax payer dollars, they kept most of the money and filed bankruptcy…. This occurred with almost all the companies the energy department gave money to and the lying lib MSM has swept the massive fraud under the rug. The pseudo-intellectual Left STILL stays as clueless as ever. Do these so called elitist sheeple ever research?

    Climate Change is NORMAL!!!! It has been occurring for over 4 BILLION years via solar activity, volcanism and oceanic currents.. The biggest joke is that liberals think that they can stop it…LOL!!!!

    • greenman3610 Says:

      LOL indeed.

      • dumboldguy Says:

        Actually, the biggest joke here is that there are actually people out there who spout such BS, and all of it is parroted from the “Manual for Right Wing Denialist Clowns” Is there an original thought in this whole thing?

        so wrong?
        Alarmist globalist
        wanting more of our tax money
        spread their diseased views!
        bankroll his friends wallets!!!!!
        bogus ready to fail companies
        received billions of tax payer dollars
        kept most of the money and filed bankruptcy
        occurred with almost all the companies
        the energy department gave money to
        the lying lib MSM
        swept the massive fraud under the rug
        The pseudo-intellectual Left
        stays as clueless as ever
        elitist sheeple
        liberals think
        And the grand finale—the closing flourish of willful ignorance!

        “The biggest joke is that liberals think that they can stop it…LOL!!!!”

        I know of NO ONE of any political stripe that thinks they can “stop” climate change. The AGW that has occurred over the past 120 years or is a science issue, not politics, and should be left to scientists.

        LOL indeed indeed. Let’s hear a loud BWA-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha for Crock’s newest useful idiot.

    • skeptictmac57 Says:

      Meh…

    • fortranprog Says:

      By “liberals “read sensible, informed, rational and educated”


    • I’m like totally convinced by this awesome display of intellectual power. I need instruction now, so I know what to do, oh wise one.


  4. […] reported a high temperature of 62°F, the highest January temperature ever recorded in Alaska; Nome, on the northern west coast, hit 51 degrees, the highest mid winter temperature ever recorded there, while Seward hit 58°F, Anchorage recorded […]


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  6. And we haven’t even broached all of the content on the Arctic News yet either, where their post-PHD Arctic climate scientists are worried to death that the record heat there is a feedback effect of ever-rising global GHG emissions and the resultant melting permafrost, melting glacial cover, and melting sea ice, which together have caused a record spike in natural emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas 115 times as bad for retaining heat as is carbon dioxide.

    The primary problem seems to be melting methyl hydrates in Arctic sea floors, especially from the Continental Shelf north of eastern Russia, which is the largest Continental Shelf on the planet.

    http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/


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