It was so warm today that the airport was closed down because of rain: warm air aloft producing water on top of white ice made it too slippery for planes. It’s supposed to be above freeing tomorrow.

For some of the rain we’re getting farther south, see 4:35; for the jet stream turning south over the U.S. see 15:44.

P.S. Friday morning in Fairbanks at 8:30 am (well before sunrise): Temperature well above freezing, Schools from kindergarten to University level closed. DOT begging motorists to stay off the roads if possible. Sled dog races cancelled or postponed. Weather this warm in winter in Alaska is a disaster!