Friday saw the interior under an high pressure ridge and with it came record heat. Fairbanks broke an record of 88 deg. for that day . the old record was set back in 1957,(pre man made warming claims). Here at the cabin we topped out at 93 deg. Just an bit too warm for us even tho I had worked when younger in 120-130 deg. engine rooms. Also this temperature give us an temperature differential of 144 degrees from our high to lowest temperature for the year so far. Old body said time out and we pulled crawl space door so cool air could circulate up thru living space. Cheaper then an AC unit. Saturday it cooled down to 80 for n high.
But in that heat an new fire broke out 10 miles away and the lighting strike fire grew to 3500 acres. The new fire was along the Richardson and official believed start by an person or persons. An heavy aggressive attack kept it to 15 acres. Three tanker(water Bombers) and one helicopter and 3 ground crews hit it hard .
Today we arte getting an welcome rain. So far we have received .50 inch of rain on the old manual rain gauge and cooler temps in the 50’s. Back to comfortable working temperatures. Hurry up September.
Tomorrow weather is calling for more of the same as today.
Today weather data is:
temperature 54 F.
dew point 51 F
that is it for now.