City Summary Archive
InJuneau , the average temperature was 33.7°F, 3.6°F above normal for February. Despite the above normal temperature, 26 of the 29 days had minimum temperatures at the freezing point or below. The maximum temperatures for the month (48°F) occurred on the 3rdand 9thand the minimum temperature (16°F) occurred on the 26th. The temperature on the 3rdwas an absolute high for this specific day, surpassing the old record high of 1984 by 4°F. The high temperature of the 9th(48°F) also established a new record, surpassing the temperatures reached on this day in 1968 and 1963 by 1°F.
Precipitation totaled 3.10" water-equivalent, which is 1.03" below normal. The observed snowfall measured 5.2", which represents 31% of the normal value. Further, sky cover was high with 80%. Average wind speed at Juneau Airport was 8.6 mph with a peak wind gust of a substantial 56 mph on the 3rdFebruary, blowing from a southeasterly direction.
Ketchikan's average temperature of 37.1°F in February was 1.3°F above the long-term mean, a relatively small deviation. Generally, the temperature was above normal for most of the month with the exception of the last week. The highest temperature of the month measured 53°F on the 9th, while the low temperature of 24°F occurred on the 26thof the month. On the 2ndthe maximum temperature of 50°F matched the record set in 1964.
Monthly precipitation was measured at 9.32", somewhat below the normal of 10.53". The 2ndof the month had a notable 1.98" of precipitation.
Barrow reported an average temperature in February of -12.2°F, 2.0°F above normal. The beginning and end of the month had temperatures that were seasonally below normal, while the rest were above the long-term average. The maximum temperature occurred on the 6thwith 11°F, and the lowest temperature of -44°F was observed on the first day of February. No new temperature records were observed during February.
Precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.21", a low value typical for the North Slope. It was nevertheless 0.07" above normal. For the month, 6" of snow fell, more than double the normal of 2.6". The mean monthly wind speed was 10.7 mph and a gust of 32 mph occurred on the 5th, blowing from a northeasterly direction.
Nome reported a mean monthly temperature in February of 9.4°F, a positive deviation of 2.0°F from the long term mean. The warmest monthly temperature was 38°F, observed on the 8thof February, while the coldest temperature was measured on the 1stwith a frigid -39°F. New temperature minima was set on the 2nd, with a minimum of -38°F, surpassing the old minimum of -37°F, that was reached in both 1910 and 1914. The following day, the temperature dropped to ‑37°F, matching the old record from 1947.
Precipitation totaled 1.08", surpassing the expected amount by 16% of the expected amount. Snowfall for the month was 19.0", 6.8" more than the long-term mean. On the 4thof February, 9.9" of snow fell, nearly doubling the old record (5.0") for this day set way back in 1916. In addition, the associated water equivalent of 0.49" was a new record, breaking the old record of 0.44", also set in 1916. The average wind speed for the month was light with 10.9 mph, and the highest gust observed was 49 mph on the 4thblowing from an easterly direction.
King Salmon reported an average temperature of 24.2°F, 5.4°F above to the long- term mean of 18.8°F. The high temperature for February was 42°F, recorded on the 5th, 6th, and 7th, while the low temperature of a chilly -31°F occurred on the 3rd. In general, the 2nd, 3rdand the last three days of the month were uncharacteristically cold, while the rest of the month measured above normal temperatures. No new record temperatures were set for February.
The precipitation total was measured as 1.12", 47% above the normal of 0.76". Accordingly, the observed snowfall (12.4") was above the long-term mean of 6.0". Further, on the 26thof February a record 0.28" water-equivalent of precipitation was recorded topping the previous record of 0.19" from 1971. Average wind speed was 13.1 mph and the highest gust was recorded at 58 mph on the 5th, blowing from a southerly direction. The mean monthly cloudiness was 80%.
Kodiak's average temperature of 31.7°F in February was 0.9°F above the long-term mean. The beginning and the end of the month were seasonally colder than normal, while the rest of the month was slightly above normal. The highest temperature measured was 44°F on the 15th, while the low temperature of 6°F occurred on the 3rd. No new temperature records were set for the month.
Monthly precipitation was measured at 6.60", 21% above the expected amount of 6.14". The total snowfall for the month was observed as 26.3", surpassing the normal of 15.1". On sixteen days of the month at least a trace of snowfall was observed, however no new precipitation records were set. The monthly average wind speed was calculated as 13.3 mph, and on the 3rda gust of 51 mph was recorded, blowing from a westerly direction.
InBig Delta the mean February temperature was 17.7°F, substantially higher than the temperature of Fairbanks. It is believed this is caused by the more frequent occurrences of Chinook winds, which normally bring in above seasonal temperatures. This station is situated much closer to the Alaska Range, consequently is more affected by these winds. The monthly deviation was very large with a positive value of 12.8°F. The highest monthly temperature (42°F) was observed on the 10th, while the minimum temperature (-21°F) occurred on the 4th. The maximum temperature on the 13th, 37°F, tied the old record high of 1969 for this day.
Precipitation in February was reported as 0.42" water-equivalent, 0.14" above normal.
Ketchikan's average temperature of 32.0°F in January was 2.9°F below the long-term mean. Compared with most of the rest of Alaska, this is a relatively small deviation, as Alaska was, across the whole state, significantly below normal for January. The highest temperature of the month measured 49°F on the 4th, while the low temperature of -2°F occurred on the 19thof the month. Worth noting was the short but deep cold spell shortly after the middle of the month. This included a new record low temperature on the 19that -2°F, a substantial 7°F below the previous record of 5°F that had been set in 1972.
Monthly precipitation was measured at 22.26", 45% above the expected amount of 15.40". Notable events occurred on the 1stand the 7thof January, with 2.32" and 2.35" of precipitation, respectively.
Barrow reported an average temperature in January of -20.6°F, a strong -7.2°F below normal. The maximum temperature occurred on the 18thwith 7°F, and the lowest temperature of -45°F was observed on 23rd, 30thand 31st. In general, the temperatures during the most of the month were below normal, particularly pronounced for the last 10 days. No new temperature records were recorded during January.
Precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.20", a low value typical for the North Slope. It was nevertheless 0.07" above normal. 5.8" of snow fell, twice the normal of 2.6". The mean monthly wind speed was 10.5 mph and a gust of 38 mph occurred on the 5th, blowing from a northeasterly direction.