City Summary Archive
Anchorage was cooler than normal in October, with an average temperature of 33.2°F, 1.6°F below the expected temperature. The maximum temperature (59°F) occurred on the 4th, while the minimum temperature (12°F) occurred on the 23rd. October temperatures started above normal, then tended to be colder after the 12th.
Precipitation was above normal at 2.70", 33% above the normal of 2.03". Snowfall totaled 3.2", 4.7" below the expected amount. The average wind speed was 5.5 mph.
The average temperature inJuneau for October was 38.5°F, 3.9°F below the long-term mean and the 3rdcoldest October on record. This is also the sixth consecutive month with below normal temperatures. Temperatures were warm for the first half of the month, and then turned decidedly cold for the remainder. The maximum temperature of the month was 57°F, occurring on the 6th, while the minimum was 17°F and occurred on the 26thand 29th.
Total precipitation at 3.50" was notably lower than normal it represents only 41% of the expected amount of 8.63", making October the first month in the last six to have below normal precipitation. Surprisingly, for eleven days from the 19thto the 29th, Juneau had no precipitation. The total makes October the second driest on record. Despite the lower than normal precipitation, an new daily record was set on the 13that 1.65", breaking the 1.46" record set back in 1945. The first snow fell on the 16thwith a trace amount that matched the records from 1996 and 1959. Trace amount again fell on the 17th, also matching the records from 1996 and 1959. Total snowfall for the month was 1.4", 0.6" above normal. The average wind speed was 7.2 mph, and the maximum wind speed of 39 mph occurred on the 21st, blowing from an easterly direction.
Ketchikan reported an average temperature this October of 43.0°F, 2.3°F below the long-term mean of 45.3°F. The maximum temperature for the month was 61°F, which occurred on the 7th, while the minimum (20°F) was reported on the 30th. Temperatures tended to the warm side for the first half of the month, then turned cold for the remainder. Exemplifying the cold spell at the end of the month were three record cold events. First, on the 22nd, the temperature dropped to 28°F, breaking the old record of 29°F set way back in 1919. Then on the 24th, the low temperature of 28°F tied the record from 1991. Finally, on the 29ththe low of 25°F matched the record also set in 1991.
Precipitation was light, totaling 8.73", or just 45% of the long term mean of 19.22".
Barrow experienced the seventh month in a row with above normal temperatures this October. The mean value was 27.5°F, an astounding positive deviation of 10.3°F above the normal of 17.2°F. This was the result of temperatures that stayed decidedly above normal for nearly the whole month. The lowest temperature (0°F) occurred on the 20th, while the highest temperature (41°F) was reported on the 5th, setting a new record for that day, topping the previous record of 39°F set way back in 1925. Then on the 6th, the high temperature of 38°F tied the 1992 record. In addition, on six days of the month Barrow set or tied daily high minimum temperature records (not shown).
Precipitation in Barrow (0.98") was heavy at 139% above the normal value of 0.41". Snowfall totaled 12.8", 3.7" above normal. Trace amounts or more of precipitation was recorded on 29 days of the month. The average wind speed was 13.7 mph, while the maximum gust (40 mph) occurred on the 27th, blowing from a westerly direction.
Ketchikan reported average temperature this September of 53.3°F, 0.8°F above the long-term mean of 52.5°F. The maximum temperature for the month was 67°F, which occurred on the 7th, while the minimum (41°F) was reported on the 16th.
Precipitation was nearnormal, totaling 14.43", or just 5% above the long term mean of 13.79".
Barrow experienced the sixth month in a row with above normal temperatures this September. The mean value was 34.7°F, a positive deviation of 2.6°F above the normal of 32.1°F. The highest temperature (45°F) occurred on the 23rd, while the lowest temperature (27°F) was reported on the 16th, 29th, and 30th.
Precipitation in Barrow (1.93") was heavy at 168% above the normal value of 0.72", and helping this high total were two new daily record precipitation events. On the 5tha total of 0.34" fell, topping the 2002 record of 0.24". Then on the 23rd, 0.36" fell, breaking the previous record of 0.25" from 2004. Trace amounts or more of precipitation was recorded on 29 days of the month. Snowfall (5.8") was 32% above the normal value of 4.4". The average wind speed was 11.7 mph, while the maximum gust (44 mph) occurred on the 16th, blowing from a northeasterly direction.
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.