Ask A Climatologist: Alaska Reaches 200 Days of Warmer than Normal Weather

Alaska has seen 200 days in a row with above average temperatures. Photo from SNPP sattelite via UAF - GINA.
Alaska has seen 200 days in a row with above average temperatures. Photo from SNPP sattelite via UAF – GINA.

Wednesday marks the 200th day in a row of above normal temperatures for Alaska. Even in a string of unusually warm years for the state, that’s a remarkable run.

Brian Brettschneider is a climatologist in Anchorage who closely tracks Alaska climate data and trends. Alaska’s Energy Desk is checking in with him regularly as part of a new segment, Ask A Climatologist. Brettschneider says the daily average statewide temperature is based on an index of 25 cities across Alaska.

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Brian Brettschneider is a climatologist who lives in Anchorage. He spoke with Annie Feidt, from Alaska’s Energy Desk, as part of a regular look at climate change in the state.

Do you have a climate question for Brian? Email akenergydesk@alaskapublic.org

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Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

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