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April 2019 Statewide Report and Cities Summary Available

Our monthly statewide report for April 2019 is available here.

Our monthly 9 cities summary can be found here.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent 5-16-2019

May 16, 2019: This week the sea ice has decreased by 2.28% from last week's level of 12.439 M km2 to 12.156 M km2 for this week; and continues to be even with the extent of sea ice as in 2018 (gold line) and above the 2016 level (red line).

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Updated AK wildfire information and smoke forecasts

The UAF smoke page has been updated for the current fire season and provides up to date information on current fires as well as smoke forecasts.

Smoke

March 2019 Statewide Report and Cities Summary Available

Our monthly statewide report for March 2019 is available here.

Our monthly 9 cities summary can be found here.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent 3-28-2019

March 28, 2019: This week the sea ice has decreased by 2.73% from last week's level of 14.657 M km2 to 14.257 M km2 for this week; and so we have likely passed into the sea ice melt season, and we are now just a tick over the extent of ice as in 2017 (magenta line) which was the lowest all-time for this time of year.

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