Anchorage has had an air show for the past week. Above, F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group in a close formation taxi with an E-3 Sentry and a C-17 Globemaster III following, in what’s known as an Elephant Walk, March 26, during the Polar Force exercise at JBER. The two-week exercise gives squadrons an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to forward deploy and deliver overwhelming combat airpower. (Air Force photo / Justin Connaher)
- Since record keeping began in 1921, the average monthly temperature in March in Utqiaġvik (Barrow) has never been above 0°F, until March, 2019, when it was +5.9°F.
- Fairbanks also set record highs for March, according to the National Weather Service:
- Today marks the day when 43 Klondike miners were buried in an avalanche in the Chilkoot Pass, in the deadliest event of the gold rush. Known as the Palm Sunday Avalanche, it was the most widely written news story of the Gold Rush, second only to the initial report of the massive gold finds in the Yukon. You can learn more about it here.