City Summary Archive
The average temperature in Juneau for January was 31.3°F, 3.0°F above the long-term mean of 28.3°F and was the first month in the last nine with above normal temperatures. The maximum temperature of the month was 43°F on the 1st, while the minimum was 5°F and occurred on the 28th and 29th.
Total precipitation was heavier than normal at 7.70", 44% above the expected amount of 5.35". Total snowfall for the month was 18.2", 9.5" below normal. Due to the above normal temperatures less precipitation fell as snow then expected, which explains the above normal precipitation, but the below normal snowfall. The average wind speed was 6.6 mph, and the maximum wind speed of 42 mph occurred on the 17th, blowing from a southeasterly direction.
Ketchikan reported an average temperature this January of 37.9°F, 3.0°F above the long-term mean of 34.9°F. The maximum temperature for the month was 45°F, which occurred on the 1st, 4th, 16th, and 17th, while the minimum (26°F) was reported on the 10th. Temperatures stayed around normal for most of the month.
Precipitation was just below normal, totaling 13.83", or 90% of the long term mean of 15.40".
For Barrow, January had above normal mean temperature with a value of ‑8.6°F, a deviation of 4.8°F above the normal of -13.4°F. Temperatures started the month warm, then stayed about normal till the end of the month. The lowest temperature (-26°F) occurred on the 11th, while the highest temperature (9°F) was reported on the 4th.
Precipitation in Barrow (0.06") was light at just 46% of the normal value of 0.13". The average wind speed was 17.0 mph, while the maximum gust (61 mph) occurred on the 13th, blowing from an easterly direction.
Nome had a mean temperature for January of 13.5°F, a substantial 8.3°F above the normal value of 5.2°F. With the exception of two short cold spells, temperatures tended toward normal or above normal for most of January. The maximum temperature was reported at 34°F on the 1st and 13th. The minimum temperature for the month was observed on the 27that -20°F.
Unlike the previous four months, January had above normal precipitation with a total of 1.16". This is 23% above the normal amount of 0.94". Snowfall totaled 16.5", 27% above the normal of 12.7". The average monthly wind speed was 11.1 mph, while the maximum wind speed was 47 mph, and occurred on the 29th of the month, blowing from a northeasterly direction.
In King Salmon the average temperature for January was 25.5°F, a significant 9.3°F above the long-term mean of 16.2°F. Temperatures varied, but tended above normal throughout the month. The minimum temperature (-11°F) for the month was reported on the 27th, while the maximum temperature occurred on the 12th at 49°F, marking a new record for this day, breaking the 2003 record of 45°F. In addition, the max of 42°F on the 22nd tied the record set in 1991.
King Salmon experienced a greater than normal amount of precipitation with a total of 2.40", 1.38", or 135%, above the long-term mean. The 13th experienced 0.33" of precipitation, a new record for this day, topping the old record of 0.26" from 1993. Total monthly snowfall was 13.0", 2.8" above normal. The average wind speed was 11.4 mph, and the highest gust of 68 mph occurred on the 19th, blowing from an easterly direction. This is also a new record wind speed for this day, breaking the 2011 record of 56 mph. Two other daily wind speed records were also set in January.
Kodiak was warmer than normal for January, with a mean temperature of 33.1°F, 2.6°F above the expected mean of 30.5°F. With the exception of two short cold spells, temperatures tended to be at or above normal for most of January. The maximum temperature for the month (45°F) was observed on the 13th. The minimum temperature was a chilly -10°F, reported on the 27th.
Precipitation was near average with a total of 9.53", 1.24" above the expected amount of 8.29". The 1.59" of rain that fell on the 19th was a new record, topping the 2004 record of 1.12". Snowfall was exactly normal at 13.0â€. The average wind speed was 10.0 mph, while the highest wind gust occurred on the 1st at 56 mph, blowing from a southeasterly direction.
Fairbanks' mean temperature for December was near normal at -4.5°F, just 0.4°F below the expected mean of -4.1°F. Temperatures started cold for the month, warmed up, then fell colder again, repeating this pattern for the month. The warmest observed temperature was on the 8th and the 9th, with 32.0°F recorded. The lowest temperature for the month was a cold -41°F on the 26th.
0.78" of precipitation was recorded, which was 0.14" above normal. 14.3" of snow was observed for December, which was 118% of the normal of 12.1". 4.8" of this total was measured on the 22nd, which set a daily record for the day for both precipitation (0.25" water equivalent) and snowfall, both earlier records were set in 1989. The average wind speed for the month was 3.2 mph, while the fastest wind speed was 36 mph recorded on the 12th, from an easterly direction.
The November mean temperature for Fairbanks was 3.5°F above its long-term mean of 2.6°F, with an average of 6.1°F. The warmest temperature for the month was recorded at 45°F during the storm on the 14th, and this is a new daily record, shattering the old record of 40°F that had been in place since 1908. On the 31st the monthly low of ‑33°F was recorded.
Precipitation in Fairbanks was heavy at 1.74", 160% above the normal amount of 0.67", making this the 5th wettest November in 99 years. The total precipitation of 0.62" on the 13th is a new record, topping out the 0.53" from 1950. Snowfall was also a bit heavy at 17.6", 33% above normal. The mean wind speed was a low 3.0 mph, while the highest wind gust was 55 mph, blowing from an easterly direction during the storm on the 14th.
Fairbanks' October temperature was 11.9°F above its long-term mean of 24.2°F, with a temperature of 36.1°F. The warmest temperature for the month was recorded at 57°F on the 18th and 19th. The max of 51°F on the 28th was a new record, breaking the old high of 44°F from 1959. On the 26th the low of 16°F was recorded, the coldest temperature recorded and this ties 2002 for the warmest low temperature for October. Overall, this was the third warmest October in 109 years.
Precipitation in Fairbanks was 0.59", 71% of the normal amount of 0.83". Measureable snowfall only occurred on two days of the month for a total of 0.7", 10.1" below normal, making this the 4th least snowiest October on record. Snowpack did not set in until the last day of the month and a meager 0.6". The mean wind speed was a low 3.4 mph, while the highest wind gust was 32 mph, blowing from a southerly direction on the 19th.