City Summary Archive
Barrow experienced the fifth month in a row with above normal temperatures. The mean value was 45.3°F, a very substantial deviation of 6.3°F above the normal of 39.0°F, and higher than the July 2012 value of 44.0°F. The highest temperature (66°F) occurred on the 19th, and this is a new daily record. The previous record was 63°F set in 1923 and then tied in 1954. The daily temperature maximum was tied on the 22ndat 63°F. The previous record was set in 1972. The lowest temperature (29°F) was reported on the 11th. This matched the low temperature from July. In another indication of the extreme warmth of August 2012, six new daily high minimum temperature records were set between the 14thand 22nd.
Precipitation in Barrow (1.09") was slightly above the normal value of 1.05", while the snowfall (trace amount) was less than the normal value of 0.9". The average wind speed was 12.1 mph, while the maximum gust (41 mph) occurred on the 5th, blowing from a southerly direction.
Nome had a mean temperature for August of 49.2°F, 0.9°F below the normal value of 50.1°F. The maximum temperature was reported at 71°F on the 11th. The minimum temperature for the month was observed on the 20thand stayed above freezing at 35.0°F.
In July, Nome had nearly three times the normal amount of precipitation. August also had above normal rainfall with a total of 5.35". This is 2.13" over the normal amount of 3.22". Helping contribute to this high total was a record precipitation event on the 18th, when 1.06" fell, breaking the previous record of 0.95" set back in 1973. The average monthly wind speed was 8.1 mph, while the max wind speed was 44 mph, and occurred on the 24th of the month, blowing on the from a southwesterly direction.
InKing Salmon the average temperature was 53.0°F, 1.6°F below the long term mean, and warmer than the July 2012 mean of 52.3°F. The maximum temperature (73°F) for the month was reported on the 12th, while the minimum temperature occurred on the 28thand just hit freezing at 32°F.
King Salmon had a lower than normal amount of precipitation with a total of 2.64", 0.31" below the long-term mean. The average wind speed was 7.8 mph, and the highest gust of 51 mph occurred on the 18thblowing from a southerly direction.
Kodiak was cooler than normal, having a mean temperature of 53.7°F, 1.5°F less than the expected mean of 55.2°F. The maximum temperature for the month (69°F) was observed on the 26th, and the minimum temperature was 40°F, reported on the 22nd. The low temperature of 41.0°F on the 18thset a new daily record minimum temperature for that day, breaking the record of 42°F set previously in 1985.
Precipitation was 30% below normal with a total of 3.18", 1.38" under the normal amount of 4.56". The average wind was 6.9 mph, while the highest wind gust occurred on the 27that 44 mph, blowing from a westerly direction.
InBig Delta the mean temperature for July (58.8°F) was 1.4°F below the long-term mean of 60.2°F. The highest temperature was observed on the 28th, (79°F), while the lowest temperature (43°F) occurred on the 5th. Temperatures were mixed in regard to the expected trend, mostly falling in line, with some dips at the beginning of the month, with higher temperatures than normal at the end. No new daily records were observed.
Precipitation was reported at 71% of the expected amount (2.68"), with a total of 1.91".
Anchorage was cooler than normal, with an average temperature of 55.5°F, 3.3°F below the expected temperature. The maximum temperature (73°F) occurred on the 18th, while the minimum temperature (45°F) occurred on three days: the 6th, 9th, and 10th. July's temperatures were typically cooler than the expected trend for the month.
Precipitation was slightly higher than normal, 2.14", or 17% above normal. The average wind speed was 6.8 mph, while the strongest gust of 40 mph was observed on the 20th, blowing from a southeasterly direction.
The average temperature inJuneau was 54.9°F, 2.0°F below the long term mean. The maximum temperature of the month was 76°F, occurring on the 26th, while a cool 38°F occurred on the 12th, and was the minimum temperature reported this month, breaking the previous record for this day (40°F) set back in 1946. Temperatures started cool at the beginning of the month, but warmer temperatures occurred at the end of the month.
Precipitation was 5.37", 0.77" higher than the expected amount. On the 9thof July, 1.64" of rain fell, breaking the previous record for that day (0.96") set in 1984. The average wind speed was 4.8 mph, and the maximum wind speed of 28 mph occurred on the 12th, from a southeastern direction.
Ketchikan reported slightly colder than average temperatures, with a mean temperature of 57.5°F, -0.2°F under the long-term mean of 57.7°F. The maximum temperature for the month was 75°F, which occurred on the 15th, while the minimum (43°F) was reported on the 3rd.
Precipitation was higher thannormal, reporting 9.06", or 138% of the long term mean amount of 6.57". Despite the large amount of rain that fell, no new records were set.
Barrow was the one station fist order station that was warmer than normal, having a mean temperature of 44.0°F, 3.1°F above the normal value of 40.9°F. The highest temperature (67°F) occurred on the 23rd, while the coolest temperature (29°F) was reported on three separate days, the 18th, 19th, and 21st. Aside from the small dip in temperatures during this time frame, from the 11thto the 31st, temperatures tended to be above the expected trend.
Precipitation in Barrow (0.54") was slightly more than half the normal value of 0.98", while the snowfall in Barrow matched the normal value of 0.2". The average wind speed was 9.9 mph, while the maximum gust (32 mph) occurred on the 4th, blowing from an easterly direction.