Fall is now well underway across the far north as it usually is by this time of year.
I was looking through the Alaska webcams across the state, and I found a nice shot from the FAA earlier today in Livengood. It looks like this is a mixture of spruce and Aspen. There may even be some birch.
Livengood is not too far north of Fairbanks, Alaska. See map below.
As we start to see the color change progress south, I will post some images from time to time.
Mild air masses likely to outnumber the chilly air masses for a good part of October.
Jet stream pattern across North America will become amplified across North America into next week, which means more extremes in weather.
Warm weather will dominate in the eastern half of the country for the next week. Pattern change possible during the last week of September.
The jet stream will strengthen from the Pacific across southern Canada over the next 1-2 weeks which will keep any sustained chilly/cold air masses up across western Alaska and eastern Siberia.
The latest clues to the long range into the month of October.
Late-season heat in the East and mountain snow in the West. Welcome to the fall season!