City Summary Archive
Nome had a mean temperature for September of 39.7°F, a substantial 3.1°F below the normal value of 42.8°F. The maximum temperature was reported at 54°F on the 11th. The minimum temperature for the month was observed on the 28that 27°F.
September had below normal rainfall with a total of 2.07". This is 0.38" under the normal amount of 2.45". The average monthly wind speed was 8.4 mph, while the maximum wind speed was 49 mph, and occurred on the 26thof the month blowing from a northerly direction.
InKing Salmon the average temperature for September was 45.7°F, 1.9°F below the long term mean. The maximum temperature (60°F) for the month was reported on the 4th, while the minimum temperature occurred on the 30that 19°F.
King Salmon had a greater than normal amount of precipitation with a total of 4.38", 1.19" above the long-term mean. Twenty-six days of the month had at least trace amounts of precipitation. Trace amounts of snow were recorded on two days of the month. The average wind speed was 9.6 mph, and the highest gust of 64 mph occurred on the 16thblowing from a southeasterly direction. The 16thalso set a daily record for the highest sustained wind speed at 48 mph the pervious record had been 36 mph set in 2002.
Kodiak was cooler than normal for September, having a mean temperature of 48.3°F, 1.1°F less than the expected mean of 49.4°F. The maximum temperature for the month (62°F) was observed on the 3rd, and the minimum temperature was 27°F, reported on the 29th. The low temperature of 35.0°F on the 9thset a new daily record minimum temperature for that day, breaking the record of 36°F set previously in 2004. Then on the 10ththe minimum temperature of 34°F tied the old record set in 1967. Finally, the low of 27°F on the 29thbroke the 1996 record of 28°F.
Precipitation was high at 31% above normal with a total of 9.64", 2.29" over the normal amount of 7.35". The average wind was 9.4 mph, while the highest wind gust occurred on the 26that 58 mph, blowing from a northeasterly direction.
InBig Delta the mean temperature for September (47.4°F) was a substantial 3.5°F above the long-term normal of 43.9°F. The highest temperature (66°F) was observed on the 16thand 19th, while the lowest temperature dropped below freezing (25°F), and occurred relatively early in the month on the 11th. Temperatures were mixed in regard to the expected trend, with cooler temperatures during the first half, and warmer temperatures in the second half. Correlating to that trend were the daily temperature record events, with the low on the 11thof 25°F tying the record from 1992. Then on the 19ththe record high of 66°F from 1995 was tied.
Precipitation was reported at a total of 0.12", a meager 12% of the expected amount (1.03").
Anchorage was slightly cooler than normal in September, with an average temperature of 47.9°F, 0.7°F below the expected temperature. The maximum temperature (65°F) occurred on the 22nd, while the minimum temperature (29°F) occurred on the 30th. September temperatures started out normal, then alternated form cold to warm as storms impacted the region.
Precipitation was heavy at 6.49", 117% above the normal of 2.99". First measureable snowfall occurred on the 29thwith 0.2" at the airport. Up to 7" was measured on the hillside, and this was an early first snowfall, which normally does not occur until October 17th. The average wind speed was 8.5 mph, while the strongest gust of 58 mph was observed on the 4th, blowing from a southeasterly direction. High gusts were also record on the 5that 55 mph and on the 22ndat 50 mph.
InBig Delta the mean temperature for August (56.1°F) was 1.3°F above the long-term normal of 54.8°F. The highest temperature was observed on the 14th, (78°F), while the lowest temperature dropped below freezing (31°F) and occurred on the 29th. Temperatures were mixed in regard to the expected trend, mostly falling in line, with some dips at the beginning of the month and near the end, with higher temperatures during the middle. No new daily records were observed.
Precipitation was reported at 56% of the expected amount (1.89"), with a total of 1.05".
Anchorage was slightly cooler than normal in August, with an average temperature of 55.9°F, 0.8°F below the expected temperature, however, it was above the July mean of 55.5°F. The maximum temperature (71°F) occurred on the 14th, while the minimum temperature (40°F) occurred on the 29th. August temperatures generally followed the expected trend for the month.
Precipitation at 2.05" was less than expected (37% below normal). The average wind speed was 6.5 mph, while the strongest gust of 47 mph was observed on the 26th, blowing from a southeasterly direction.
The average temperature inJuneau for August was 54.6°F, 1.3°F below the long term mean. The maximum temperature of the month was 72°F, occurring on the 14th, while the minimum was a cool 38°F and occurred on the 30th. Temperatures started cool at the beginning of the month with little daily variation due to the soggy weather, but warmer temperatures occurred at the middle and end of the month.
Precipitation fell on twenty-one days of the month hence the total was higher than normal at 7.59", this is 1.86" above the expected amount of 5.73". On the 8thof August, 1.21" of rain fell, just breaking the previous record for that day (1.18") set in 2002. Then on the 28tha total of 1.28" of precipitation was measured, surpassing the 1988 record of 0.76". The average wind speed was 5.3 mph, and the maximum wind speed of 30 mph occurred on the 8th, blowing from a southeasterly direction.
Ketchikan reported slightly colder than average temperatures, with a mean temperature of 57.5°F, -0.5°F under the long-term mean of 58.0°F. The maximum temperature for the month was 75°F, which occurred on the 17th, while the minimum (45°F) was reported on the 30th.
Precipitation was significantly lower thannormal, reporting 5.68", or just 58% of the long term mean of 9.81".