City Summary Archive
In June, King Salmon was 3.8°F above the normal temperature of 51.5°F, with a monthly mean of 55.3°F. The warm temperatures set two records; on the 15th 79°F was observed, breaking the old daily record of 72°F set in 2007. Then on the 18th, the observed 81°F broke the 1962 record by 1°F. The 18th was the warmest recorded temperature for the month, while the coldest was on the 7th, when a chilly 33°F observed. This was the second warmest June on record for King Salmon.
Precipitation was only 64% of the expected amount, with 1.05" recorded. However, on the 30th, 0.75" fell, breaking the record for this day set in 1982 by 0.40". The average wind speed was 9.1 mph, while the greatest wind speed was 43 mph, on the 30th, blowing from a southeasterly direction.
Kodiak was warmer than normal, with a monthly observed temperature of 53.8°F, which was 4.1°F warmer than the long term June mean. The warmest temperature for the month (79°F) was observed on the 17th, while the coldest (41°F) was recorded on the 8th. Five new daily high temperature records were set or matched on the 8th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 27th. In all, this June tied for the 7th warmest on record.
Precipitation was less than normal, with 4.11" recorded, just 70% of the normal amount. The average wind speed was 8.2 mph, with a peak wind speed of 40 mph from a northerly direction on the 6th.
Nome was slightly warmer than normal, with a monthly mean of 49.1°F, just 1.3°F over the expected mean. The beginning of the month was colder than usual, with three days where the maximum daily temperature tied the records for lowest maximum temperatures for the month, while later on temperatures warmed up significantly, and two daily record highs were set. On the 17th the daily maximum record of 77°F from 2005 was broken, when the temperature reached 84.0°F. Then, two days later, on the 19th, the warmest temperature for the month was observed at 86°F, topping the old records of 75°F from 1982 and 1937. Furthermore, this became the hottest day on record for June in Nome, breaking the old record of 83°F from June 7th, 2004. The 86°F mark also tied the yearly all time record of 86°F from 1977 and 1968. The coldest temperature of the month was a chilly 30°F which was recorded on both the 7th and the 11th.
Precipitation was much heavier than normal, 2.53" were observed, a full 1.55" more than the expected amount. On the 15th 0.68" fell, breaking the old record for that day of 0.60". The average wind speed was 7.2 mph, while the fastest wind speed for the month was 31 mph from a southeasterly direction on the 29th and 30th.
Kodiak was 1.4°F colder than normal in May, with an average temperature of 42.9°F. The highest temperature of the month was 61°F, observed on both the 28th and 29th. The coldest temperature for the month was observed on the 19th, at 28°F, which set a new minimum for that day, breaking the 30.0°F set in 2007. On the 18th, a minimum temperature of 30.0°F was observed, breaking the old record of 31.0°F for that day set in 1967 and 1975.
Precipitation was at 2.22" low, just 40% of the normal value of 5.62". Snowfall was slightly above normal, 0.9" were observed, 0.7" higher than the expected amount. The average monthly wind speed was 8.3mph, with the highest wind speed of 44 mph occurring on the 18th, blowing from a westerly direction.
In Nome the average temperature for the month was 31.1°F, 5.7°F below the long -term mean of 36.8°F. The maximum temperature for the month was recorded on the 30th, at 67°F, while the minimum was observed on the 4th, 14th, and 17th, at a chilly 8°F. The minimum observed on the 14th broke the daily minimum record of 10.0°F set in 1939. Further, on the 17th, the minimum was 1°F colder than the old record of 9°F for that day set in 1953.
Precipitation was above normal. 1.79" were recorded, over twice the expected amount of 0.86". On the 21st 0.81" of water equivalent precipitation was recorded, breaking the old record set in in 1960 of 0.55". Snowfall was also above normal, 10.8", a resounding 8.5" above the normal amount of 2.7". This was 0.8" higher than the previous record for monthly snowfall, set in 1977. On the 15th, a record amount of snow fell for that day, 1.9", double the amount of the old record set in 1976. On the 21st the daily record for snow on that day was broken, with 4.52" recorded, shattering the old record of 0.5" set back in 1990. The average wind speed for the month was 8.9mph, with the highest wind speed recorded on the 1st, at 39mph blowing from a northerly direction.
In Big Delta the mean temperature for May was 42.7°F, 4.9°F below the normal value of 47.6°F. The highest temperature for the month was observed on the 30th at 79°F, while the minimum temperature for the month was recorded on both the 13th and 18th at 19.0°F. Both days set the record minima for the days, while the 19th and 20th matched the old record lows.
The observed precipitation for the month was a mere 0.09", 10% of the long-term normal value.
Anchorage was in May cooler than normal, with a mean temperature of 45.0°F, or 2.8°F below the long-term mean of 47.8°F. The highest temperature for the month was observed on the 30th, at 69.0°F, while the coldest temperature was recorded toward the middle of the month on the 18th, a chilly 26°F.
Precipitation was over double the expected amount, at 1.53" of water-equivalent. This is 0.81" over the expected amount of 0.72". The above normal precipitation broke also two daily precipitation records. On the 4th 0.36" were recorded, breaking the 0.32" record of 1989 and on the 17th, the daily precipitation record was shattered, with 0.52" observed, compared to the 1959 record of 0.21". Snowfall was also above normal, 1.3" were recorded, over 3 times the long-term mean of 0.3". On the 4th, the daily snowfall for the day was 0.9", breaking the 0.4" recorded in both 2001 and 1975. The max wind speed occurred on the 3rd, and was 39mph, blowing from the south. The average monthly wind speed was 5.8 mph.
Barrow reported a monthly mean May temperature of 22.7°F, which is above the normal value of 21.1°F. This continues the warming trend observed in Northern Alaska over the last decades. The warmest temperature for the month occurred on the 21st at 38°F, while the coldest temperature for the month was measured on the 5th, a chilly 1°F.
Precipitation for the month was observed at 0.40", over twice as much as the normal value of 0.18". Snowfall was also higher than expected, 5.4", exactly double the long -term average. The mean wind speed was 11.4mph, while the highest wind speed was observed on the 13th at 39mph, blowing from a northerly direction.
The average temperature in Juneau for May was only slightly cooler than the long term mean, at 48.0°F or a mere 0.6°F below the normal value. The maximum temperature for the month was observed on the 27th and 29th, at 68°F, while the coldest temperature for the month was recorded on the 7th and 20th, at 30°F.
The precipitation in Juneau was at 5.33" or 1.93" above the normal value. A daily record amount of precipitation was recorded on the 1st at 0.91", breaking the old record of 0.76" set in 1980. Similarly, on the 31st the recorded value of 1.10" broke the 1948 record of 0.91". The average wind speed was 8.2mph, with the maximum wind speed recorded at 50mph, coming from a southeasterly direction on the 1st.