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Airlift sent for marooned Denali guests, employees

...91 inches overnight."That's a lot of rain in that part of the world," National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Thoman told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. "That's really extreme."
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Fairbanks could have snow-free Halloween

...the ground for Halloween, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday.National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Thoman said that has only happened once, in 1938."It's always tough to get past Halloween without snow," Thoman said...
Alaska's top temp is 100 degrees, set back in 1915

...was 96 degrees on June 15, 1969."There's no reason to doubt that," said National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Thoman. "It was in the mid 90s at other Interior Alaska weather stations that day and there were thundershowers around...
UAF professor disputes Ice Classic record

...interesting observation, but the bottom line is for weather and climate purposes we go by the calendar," meteorologist Rick Thoman said. "When interpreted from the climate and weather lens, it's the latest breakup on record."Thoman said that...
Heavy rain creates water problem in Alaska village

...said Tuesday.As much as nine inches of rain fell on northwest Alaska over the last eight days, said meteorologist Rick Thoman of the National Weather Service in Fairbanks.The rain added short-term problems to a community facing an uncertain...
Recipe for a cold snap

...stuck in Alaska as a huge high-pressure ridge from Siberia expanded across the state, according to John Lingaas and Rick Thoman, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Fairbanks.Frigid air within the high-pressure system sat over...
Temperature hits 61 in Fairbanks, 70 possible by Thursday

...Fairbanks International Airport. It was the first time above 60 this year. National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Thoman said warm temperatures will persist this week and the temperature could hit 70 by Thursday. He said reaching 70 would...
Flood threat subsides along Yukon River

...upstream of Grayling. Interior Alaska flooding led to a disaster declaration early this month from Gov. Sarah Palin. Rick Thoman, chief meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Fairbanks, says Russian Mission and other villages could see...
'Frozen Gore' sculpture fuels climate debate

...Alaska has warmed by 3 degrees Fahrenheit during the past 50 years. The average temperature for 2009 was 27.8 degrees in Fairbanks, about one degree warmer than normal, said Rick Thoman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Snow is scarce in Fairbanks

...snow recorded on Jan. 21 should actually have been one-tenth of an inch, National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Thoman told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. "Somebody just put the wrong number down on one form," he said. Fairbanks...


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