Monday, August 10, 2009

Frost Advisory

This weather advisory was on the weather.com website this evening.
...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM AKDT TUESDAY...   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM AKDT TUESDAY.   A COOLER AIRMASS MOVED INTO THE MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY FROM THE NORTH OVER THE WEEKEND. THIS CHANGE IN WEATHER PATTERNS HELPED TO CLEAR THE SMOKE OUT OF THE REGION...BUT NOW IT BRINGS THE POSSIBILITY OF A FROST. FROST TONIGHT WILL NOT BE WIDESPREAD. LOW-LYING RURAL AREAS WILL BE MOST LIKELY TO HAVE TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES IN THE HILLS WILL REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING.   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...   A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS EXPECTED. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR PLANTS MAY BE DAMAGED BY COLD TEMPERATURES.   &&

It was nice and cool this morning during my ride in. I was tempted to take the scenic route in but I sort of got a late start so no detours this morning. At noon, I got a nice walk in since the weather was still nice. I even thought I saw a little bit of blue sky. This evening, it felt like a storm front was coming in. During my ride home, I got blown around a bit by the gusty winds. The gusts mostly caused by openings in the trees along the road. Only a couple of weeks ago, I was complaining about the unbearable heat and now we have frost. That's "fair weather".

This morning, I talked a bit with a local farmer outside of the Arctic Health building, and he was pretty worried about the weather forecast. We usually don't get frost quite this early. He thought that he may lose some of his produce. Now that the smoke is clearing out, I think that we may see temperatures go up again. At least during the daytime.

No comments: