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The Northernmost Station: Weather Observations in Alaska in 1926

  • By AMS Staff
  • Sep 9, 2021

Point Barrow Refuge Station, courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, AK,15-BARR,7-3

In the fall of 1926, the U.S. Weather Bureau announced that radio weather reports were beginning to come in from the northernmost station in the United States: Point Barrow (now Nuvuk), Alaska. But few people would have guessed that the observer at this farthest north weather station was a young woman. Mrs. Beverly A. Morgan and her husband -  the Army Signal Corps radio operator - were two of only a few white inhabitants of the town, which was the coldest and most inaccessible station at that time: 450 miles north of other radio weather outposts. 

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