At 6:30 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service office at Kodiak State Airport recorded a mark of 5 below zero, equaling the low on Jan. 23, the lowest temperature seen this winter.
That temperature, a record for Jan. 27, was one degree colder than Jan. 27, 1989, the previous record.
Last week brought the coldest continuous stretch of January days since 1989, when three consecutive days set low-temperature records.
Conditions are expected to remain in the 20s to near freezing this week, which may cause problems toward the middle of the week. The weather service is monitoring a storm moving north from the central Pacific. The storm is bringing large amounts of moisture and warmer air.
If temperatures are above freezing when the storm arrives on Wednesday, the resulting rain could cause intense icing conditions and localized flooding. Conditions could be similar to those Kodiakans endured earlier this month, when three boats sank in city harbors and flooding closed Rezanof Drive for several hours.
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