Chinook Winds bring Warm Temperatures to Alaska

On Monday Jan 24th, Fairbanks received a warm air push from the south, while the western coastal sections along the Bering Sea were getting cold air from the north to northwest. The image below is the near surface temperature from NUCAPS gridded data as of 0600 UTC, January 24th 2022, which provides a general view of how the low level temperatures were distributed. The greens represent above freezing and the blues to purple are below freezing.

Shown below is a recent pressure analysis from the NWS Ocean Prediction Center that depicts the somewhat complex low pressure center, and the various troughs and fronts associated with it. Winds flow around the low in a counter clockwise direction parallel to the pressure lines (isobars).