The 30 year forecast for Alaska: colder

Cooler drier weather may be the long range forecast for Alaska. A climate pattern called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, or PDO, is showing signs of going into a cold phase for the North Pacific.  That was the word from Fairbanks based National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Thoman during a presentation yesterday. Thoman said falling mean temperatures in the North Pacific indicate a change in the general air flow over Alaska.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

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