Saturday in Barrow, the sun rose at 1:09 p.m. and set, just eight minutes later, at 1:17 p.m. Alaska Standard Time. (AKST)
The residents of Barrow are used to having no sunshine for between 51-67 days of each year, according to fairbanks-alaska.com. Events in Barrow are planned around a cultural calendar that is based on the months of darkness and months of light.
Beginning in early May, the residents of Barrow will experience 11 weeks of sun with no sunset. The sun remains up and does not set again until early August.
Barrow is one of the northernmost cities of the U.S. The only land further north in the U.S. is Point Barrow.
The reason that Barrow experiences the periods of continual dark and light is due to their location close to the North Pole. As the Earth revolves on its axis, Barrow is turned away from the sun and remains in darkness until the revolution of the earth turns Barrow back toward the sun.
The threat for potentially damaging thunderstorms will shift eastward across Europe through midweek.
Residents of the Philippines are being put on alert for potential impacts from Typhoon Noul, which will be a powerful typhoon when it approaches the Philippines this weekend.
While a few showers will pass east of the Bay Area, seasonable weather and sunshine will hold in place through the weekend.
Following a dip in temperature during the middle of the week, summerlike warmth will rebound across much of the Northeast by this weekend.
Daily episodes of severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours will impact the Plains this week, possibly lingering into the weekend.
Wind, seas and surf will build in advance of what could eventually become the first tropical system of 2015 along the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States late this week.
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A 700-yard-wide tornado lifts a 1,000 pound bale of hay and carries it for five miles. Two people killed by the storm.
Fallon, NV (1995)
1.92" of rain (4th-5th)... about 40% of their normal annual rainfall.
Lowell, MA (1761)
Five inches of snow. "A very stormy day of snow, an awful sight, the trees green and the ground white. The sixth day the trees in a blow and fields covered with snow", Town Clerk of Ashford, Ebenser Byles.