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Old 02-07-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: IN
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i would bet! isnt it always freezing over there?? i was checking the weather for that area and its never out of the -s!! the highs are like 10 but the lows are like -20! ITS ALWAYS COLD!! how do you live in that?!?!
It's all about having the proper gear as well as multiple layers.
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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not only that, it was -73F THIS morning in that same city.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:34 PM
 
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I have a feeling Tok, AK is in a deep valley where the cold arctic air collects in the morning. -70F is definitely on the Siberian side of the scale!
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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I have a feeling Tok, AK is in a deep valley where the cold arctic air collects in the morning. -70F is definitely on the Siberian side of the scale!
it probably is, even though it is at 1635 feet in elevation.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:09 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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-70F. That makes me shiver just seeing the numbers. I wonder if there have been any colder temperatures in the last five years?
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Genève
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Surprised that this is from 2008.

Actually, the worst cold spell in Tok happened in 2009 with unconfirmed readings of -77F, so does this place get cold like that fairly often?

Of course, we would never know since there are no official stations in that valley, but it would be interesting to know how cold it really gets. I would presume that it's a bit worse than the Tanana valley where Fairbanks is located...

Life At Negative 78 Degrees In Alaska : NPR
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Surprised that this is from 2008.

Actually, the worst cold spell in Tok happened in 2009 with unconfirmed readings of -77F, so does this place get cold like that fairly often?

Of course, we would never know since there are no official stations in that valley, but it would be interesting to know how cold it really gets. I would presume that it's a bit worse than the Tanana valley where Fairbanks is located...
Tok got down to -60 in 2008 and -63 in 2009. The all time record is -71 in 1965.
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:06 AM
 
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Tok got down to -60 in 2008 and -63 in 2009. The all time record is -71 in 1965.
Is the data from NWS? I thought that the closest NWS station to Tok is at Northway, which is some 55 miles away.

Those -78F readings were from PWS's, so certainly I don't believe them. On the other hand, there were multiple readings in the low -70s (the lowest being -80F at some national wildlife refuge in the valley), so it's hard to believe that they were all off by more than 15F. Therefore I would presume that, at the least, a -70F occurrence happened somewhere in the valley that day.

Here's Northway data (check out the 100 degree jump over 10 days in 2009!)
https://weatherspark.com/history/330...-United-States
https://weatherspark.com/history/330...-United-States
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Is the data from NWS? I thought that the closest NWS station to Tok is at Northway, which is some 55 miles away.
Go the map and show more stations. There are three in Tok. "Tok" is the oldest, where the -71 was recorded. "Tok School" also recorded -63 in 2009.

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Old 06-28-2015, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Genève
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Go the map and show more stations. There are three in Tok. "Tok" is the oldest, where the -71 was recorded. "Tok School" also recorded -63 in 2009.

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Gotcha, thanks.

So, it is doubtful that in reality anything near -80F occurred.

Last edited by Shalop; 06-28-2015 at 01:24 AM.. Reason: My statements before were incorrect.
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