Fairbanks Residents Wake Thursday To Minus 41

If you think minus 38 is cold, just stick around a day.

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The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the low temperature Thursday morning at the airport was minus 41 degrees, three degrees colder than Christmas morning.

The cold Thursday produced the season’s first ice fog, reducing visibility to less than a mile in some places and making the Thursday morning commute a challenge.

And that wasn’t even the coldest temperatures recorded in Alaska. Weather officials say it was minus 58 in Chicken, 52 below in Tok and minus 50 in Eagle.

The National Weather Service says there should be some good news this weekend as warmer air is pushing into the region.