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2012 will bring a cold start to the new year in Interior Alaska


Bering Sea ice fog - karenducey.photoshelter.com

by Tim Mowry
Dec 30, 2011

FAIRBANKS — When the door to the Tanana Commercial Company store freezes shut, Cynthia Erickson knows it’s getting cold. On Friday morning, the door was frozen shut.

“It was 56 below this morning on my thermometer,” Erickson said by phone from the village of Tanana, 200 miles east of Fairbanks. “Now I have to put an old blanket in front of the door to keep it from freezing.”

A cold air mass combined with clear skies produced some of the coldest temperatures of the year in the western Interior on Friday, and it’s not expected to warm up for at least a week, according to the National Weather Service.

The official low temperature in Tanana on Friday as of 4 p.m. was 53 degrees below zero but it

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