STUDIES ON THE METEOROLOGY OF ALASKA Extremely cold weather spells in Alaska
Interim rept. no. 2, 1 Jan-31 Dec 1966
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC ENVIRON MENTAL DATA SERVICE
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The circulation patterns and synoptic processes associated with periods of very low temperatures in Alaska were examined from the view point of Synoptic climatology. The study is based mostly on monthly and daily temperature data obtained from meteorological stations in Alaska during the period 1948 - 1964 5, 6, and upon analysis of the synoptic charts presented by the Polar Weather Maps publication, U. S. Weather Bureau 4. Individual months, with extremely low mean monthly temperatures were selected for detailed analysis from series of observations within the above mentioned period. These months were December 1957, January 1960, and February 1950.