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In rare event, the remnants of Pacific hurricane hit Southeast

...dry conditions fueled one of Alaska's worst fire seasons; and rain made for an especially wet summer in Juneau.Rick Thoman, a regional climate scientist with the National Weather Service in Alaska, said Alaska's run of sustained odd weather...
Eaglecrest PFD sale fails to win back many season pass holders

...that's a big scare. But even a warmer winter doesn't mean less snow."And he's right about that, according to Rick Thoman, climate science and services manager for the National Weather Service Alaska Region. For instance, a warm winter...
Record conditions lead to warmest, driest May in Juneau's history

...somewhere else in the state and it's quite different, but at least for temperatures in May, everywhere was warm," said Rick Thoman of the National Weather Service in Anchorage.While recordkeeping began in downtown Juneau in 1890, the Weather Service's...
Weather Service: 2014 was Alaska's warmest year on record

...announcement last week on its Facebook page.Alaska was 0.2 degrees warmer last year than 1926, said climatologist Rick Thoman, climate science and services manager in the Fairbanks office of the National Weather Service. That's not much...
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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Alaska communities reach record-high temperatures

...Weather Service Alaska said.Some Alaska communities hit climate records that were held for 70 years or more, said Rick Thoman, climate sciences and services manager for the Weather Service in Alaska."It's quite unusual, and it's also...
Fairbanks increasing use of brine for slick roads

...longtime residents could understandably believe they almost never used to happen. National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Thoman calculated winter rain episodes of at least a tenth of an inch for roughly the past century and found only four examples...
Alaska Science Forum: Snow-starved Alaska not the normal state

...this month, including the usually snowy places on the south slope of the Alaska Range or northern Southeast," said Rick Thoman, a go-to weather history guy with the National Weather Service in Fairbanks. "The North Slope is the only area with...
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...
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...


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