City Summary Archive
InJuneau , the average temperature was 51.7°F, an ample -2.9°F below the long term mean. The maximum temperature for the month (82°F) occurred on the 23rd. The minimum temperature (41°F) was recorded on the 3rd, 5thand 10thof the month. No new daily extremes were observed.
Precipitation totaled 6.69", just more than double the normal of 3.24". It rained on 28 days of the month, and June 2012 was the wettest June on record, topping the 6.22" from June 1996. Despite the high monthly record precipitation, there were no daily records set. The mean monthly wind speed was 6.7 mph, with a maximum gust of 37 mph occurring on 24th, blowing from southeast. Unsurprisingly, mean cloudiness was high at 90%, and only one day registered as fair.
Ketchikan's average temperature of 52.7°F in June was 1.4°F below the long-term mean. The highest temperature of the month measured 81°F and occurred on the 23rd, tying the record for this day, set in 2004. The monthly low temperature of 37°F transpired on the 4th.
Monthly precipitation of 9.85" was nearly 50% above the long-term mean of 6.60". No new records were set.
Barrow reported an average temperature in June of 37.3°F, 1.7°F above normal. The month was fairly close to the expected values, with the exception of warm days on the 15thand 18th. The 66°F on the 18thwas the maximum temperature for the month, while the 28°F on the 1stwas the minimum. No new temperature records were observed during the month.
Precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.09" just 28% of the long-term mean of 0.32". Some snowfall was observed on five days, for a total amount of 0.1". For the 2011-12 winter, the total snowfall hit 76.1", the second highest seasonal snowfall on record, a record that stretches back to 1920. The highest winter was 2008-09 with a total of 77.4". The mean monthly wind speed was 13.5 mph and a gust of 43 mph occurred on the 21st, blowing from a westerly direction.
Nome reported a mean monthly temperature in June of 47.9°F, just above the normal of 47.8°F. The warmest monthly temperature was 76°F, observed on the 7th. The coldest temperature occurred on the 2ndand 3rdat 30°F. No new daily records were set.
Precipitation totaled 0.28", just 29% of the normal value for June of 0.98". The average wind speed for the month was 7.7 mph, and the highest gust observed was 35 mph on the 12th, blowing from a westerly direction.
King Salmon reported an average temperature of 49.0°F, 2.5°F below normal. The high temperature was 78°F on 22ndof June, and this was a new record high. The former record had been 75°F, set in 2001. On the previous day, the temperature reached a high of 74°F, and this tied the record set in 1993. The low temperature of the month occurred on the 1st, with 32°F. There was a new daily record low on the 14thwith 33°F. The old record was 34°F set in 2002.
The precipitation total was measured at 2.47", 50% above the normal of 1.65". The rainfall on the 19thof 0.72" surpassed the old record for this day of 0.57", set in way back in 1955. Average wind speed was 8.4 mph and the highest gust was recorded at 36 mph on the 15th, blowing from an easterly direction.
Kodiak's average temperature of 50.5°F for June was 0.8°F above the long-term mean. The highest temperature measured was 74°F on the 17th, while the low temperature of 38°F occurred on the 2nd, 5th, 6thand 7th. No new records were set.
Monthly precipitation was very light at 0.80", only 14% of the normal of 5.91". The monthly average wind speed was calculated at 6.6 mph, and on the 17tha gust of 37 mph was recorded, blowing from a westerly direction.
Kodiak's average temperature of 42.5°F in May was 1.8°F below the long term mean. The highest temperature measured was 61°F on the 23rd, while the low temperature of 29°F occurred on the 13th. The minimum temperature of the 13thmatched the old minimum of 1965 for this day.
Monthly precipitation was measured at 5.93", close to the normal of 5.62". On the 12th0.8" of snow was reported, setting a new daily high. The old high was 0.7" set in 1971. Even later in the season, 2.4" of snowfall were reported for the 13th, also the day with the coldest temperature for May 2012. This surpasses the old record of 0.2 set in 1971. The monthly average wind speed was calculated as 9.2 mph, and on the 1sta gust of 40 mph was recorded, blowing from a westerly direction.
InBig Delta the mean May temperature was 45.0°F, 2.6°F° below the long term mean. The highest monthly temperatures of 67°F was observed on the 22nd, while the minimum temperature (18°F) occurred on the 3rd. As for Fairbanks, the temperature, while being below normal, followed fairly closely the expected trend for May. And no new daily records were observed.
Precipitation in March was reported as 1.30" water-equivalent, 44% above the expected amount of 0.90".
Anchorage recorded an average temperature in May of 45.5°F, 2.3°F below the normal of 47.8°F. It is also the first month of this year, when the temperature was lower than for Fairbanks. The more maritime climate of Anchorage has warmer temperatures in winter, but lower temperatures in summer when compared to the more continental climate of Interior Alaska. The maximum temperature of the month occurred on the 23rdwith 65°F, while a minimum temperature of 27°F was observed on the 3rdof May. For the whole month the temperature followed the expected trend fairly closely.
Precipitation was reported at 0.43", which is 40% below the normal of 0.72". The average cloudiness was high with 80% and the mean monthly wind speed was calculated as 8.4 mph and the peak wind speed occurred on 11thMay with 43 mph blowing from a southerly direction.