Ice fog covers downtown Fairbanks in this screenshot from the Arctic Cam at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner taken at 9:15 a.m. Temperatures from 45 below zero to nearly minus 60 were reported around the area Sunday morning.
Melinda Shore of Two Rivers took this photo of the thermometer registering minus 60 degrees on her porch "on the low side" of Chena Hot Springs Road at 21 Mile.
Steven Labadie of Fort Wainwright decided to leave the shivering to his phone app, which showed a low of minus 52 degrees Sunday morning.
Kim Dedmon noted that it was minus 49 at Eielson Air Force Base this morning.
It was a virtual heat wave at Matt Cooper's residence on Sunday. Only minus 34.
North Pole temperature
Haley Holland of North Pole sent in this photo of the thermometer at her home this morning, which read 56 degrees below zero.
Mollie Koshak of Fairbanks shared this photo of the temperature at her home.
The mercury is huddled at the bottom of a thermometer in Two Rivers on Sunday. Rod Boyce photo
Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 9:22 am
Updated: 7:46 pm, Sun Jan 27, 2013.
FAIRBANKS - Frigid temperatures are gripping Fairbanks and North Pole this morning.
Fairbanks International Airport is reporting temperatures of minus 48 degrees, but residents around the area are reporting lows of nearly 60 below zero.
A dense ice fog advisory is in effect through noon, with visibilities reduced to less than a quarter mile in some areas. An air quality alert has also been issued for the North Pole for unhealthy levels of particulate pollution.
Highs could reach the minus 20s today, before dropping again tonight to near 55 below. Temperatures are forecast to begin moderating on Tuesday, with highs above zero predicted later in the week.
Sunday, January 27, 2013 9:22 am.
Updated: 7:46 pm.