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Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012 12:14 am

FAIRBANKS — There’s no end in sight to the current cold snap in Interior Alaska.

An omega block, the pattern of atmospheric pressure that has been sitting over the Bering Sea and Western Alaska, isn’t expected to move during the seven-day forecast, said the National Weather Service’s Chris Cox.

There may be some variation in temperature from sporadic cloud cover, but “that’s the difference between cold and really cold,” he said.

Overnight lows to 35 below are expected through Dec. 9 in Fairbanks, with highs ranging from 10 below to 25 below.

While last week the hills around Fairbanks were substantially warmer as an inversion trapped cold air in the valley bottoms, the hills have cooled substantially as the inversion has deepened, Cox said.

If cold and dry weather sounds familiar, it’s because it’s been the weather pattern for much of the last month.

According to the weather service’s data, November 2012 was the sixth-coldest November for Fairbanks in more than 100 years of weather history data and was characterized by consistently cold temperatures and little snowfall. On all but three days, the average temperature was below the average for the date.

The overall average temperature for November 2012 was 8.7 below zero, 11.3 degrees below the average for the month of November.

Recent lows:

Several communities saw overnight lows colder than 40 below Saturday night.

Chicken ............................. 56 below

Tok .................................... 55 below

Northway ........................... 48 below

Coal Creek ......................... 45 below

Eagle ................................. 45 below

Port Alcan (U.S. Customs) ... 45 below

Chisana ............................. 43 below

Birch Creek ........................ 42 below

Source: National Weather Service

Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545. Follow him on Twitter, @FDNMcrime.

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