Record Cold in Interior Alaska – heading into the USA, agriculture at risk

This is just weather, but troubling weather as the growing season is being shortened, which will impact corn, soy bean, and grain prices, which will be reflected in food prices.

Watts Up With That?

reader “agimarc” writes: As with the Lower 48 states, spring is late and cold here in central Alaska. Fairbanks reported a record low of 2 degrees F above zero Sunday, breaking the previous record of 8 from 1924.

Here in Anchorage, looks like we are around 3 – 4 weeks late with ice of local lakes and snow off the ground. Winter was not particularly hard, but it all changed with a very cold April. And at this point it does not appear things will be warming up soon. So much for manmade global warming due to carbon dioxide emissions.usak_yestlows_i5_points[1]

Story here:

Yes, have a look at the image at right.

Here is a complete list of record lows for Alaska in the past 7 days, 996 new record lows were set (click low temp and details tab):,mintemp,snow,lowmax,highmin,

And the cold is now creeping into the USA, look…

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9 thoughts on “Record Cold in Interior Alaska – heading into the USA, agriculture at risk

    • Russ May 1, 2013 / 8:50 pm

      Max, Thanks for a report from the field.

      • Max Door May 3, 2013 / 9:49 am

        My pleasure – but remember when the reports are colder then it is just weather, when warmer it is climate… I learned that from CNN

      • Russ May 6, 2013 / 6:21 pm

        CNN and the Weather Channel

  1. papiertigre May 1, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    Date: 01/05/13 Mining News
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    Thought you might like to see that .

  2. gjrebane May 2, 2013 / 8:53 am

    Also check the weather in Minnesota and Wisconsin. But never forget the Big Harbinger of Global Cooling – a killing frost on the Great Plains in June.

  3. Russell Steele May 2, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    I am keeping and eye out for the killing frost in June. I have a Goggle Alert for the phase “killing frost”

  4. David May 2, 2013 / 7:25 pm

    17 Fahrenheit this AM with 4″ of snow on the ground in Northern Colorado Springs. Sick of winter just want to see leavez on trees.

    The purple martins are back and have no insects to eat.

  5. Max Door May 3, 2013 / 7:18 am

    Its going to be tough melting 50 inches of ice in Alaska at this rate, won’t it?!

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