Baked Alaska

Figure 1

There was an intense positive mean temperature anomaly over the Chukchi Sea during December 2017. It’s no wonder that Anchorage saw the 5th mildest December on record.

Author: xmetman

An ex-metman passionate about all things to do with weather, climate and clouds

2 thoughts on “Baked Alaska”

  1. I wonder if the huge anomaly is simply related to the fact that the Chukchi Sea is normally iced up through December, but unusually in 2017 it remained open? That would probably be enough to yield the 15degree anomaly.