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In the wind

Eva and Margaret

You’ll often find KNOM’s dedicated news team – including volunteers Eva DeLappe and Margaret DeMaioribus, pictured – reporting on location in Nome, despite our region’s often-inclement weather. Last month, however, the news was the weather.

As Margaret reported, a shifting wind pattern called Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) has been at least partly to blame for this year’s exceptionally cold spring weather – cold even by Alaskan standards. Margaret’s report came on the heels of a mid-May blizzard that left inches of new snow in its wake.

Through your support, listeners throughout the Alaskan Bush not only received their much-needed weather report – they also learned why the weather wasn’t quite as warm as they expected.

 

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This article is part of the June 2013 edition of our newsletter, The Nome Static.