Wednesday, February 06, 2008


It may be cold where you live, but unless you reside in the Alaskan Interior, you have little room to complain.

At 8 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported a temperature of 70 degrees below zero at Tok, Alaska. Not a wind-chill reading. Actual air temp.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports:
The last time an official temperature of 70 below or colder was recorded in Alaska came on Jan. 1, 2000, when a reading of 72 below zero was recorded at Chicken, the tiny community on the Taylor Highway in the Fortymile country east of Fairbanks and toward the Canadian border.

The coldest official temperature recorded in the state this morning was 67 below at O’Brien Creek, another spot on the Taylor Highway.

Readings of 50 to 60 below zero were common throughout the Interior overnight.
At noon Wednesday, it was 45 below zero at Fairbanks International Airport.


Anonymous said...

Man oh man, that would freeze the nads off a brass Al Gore.

The CDM said...

Somebody say, "complain"? Yes indeed that is cold. Closest I could get to that was around the 10 below mark in the Spokane Couer D' Alene area a few years back. That dry wind will cut through just about anything and man that shit stings like a bitch.