City Summary Archive
In Barrow, the December mean temperature was -2.5°F, 5.3°F above the normal of -7.8°F. The warmest temperature for the month was on the 7th, with a balmy 30°F, tying a record set in 1972. On the 3rd, a temperature of 28°F was recorded, equaling the old record for that day also set in 1972. The coldest temperature for the month occurred on the 27th, with a cold -36°F observed.
Precipitation for Barrow was higher than normal with 1.17" observed which is 1.03" above normal. Snowfall was also much heavier than normal, with 13.1" of snow observed or 9.6" above the normal of 3.5. On the 7th, 0.24" of precipitation was recorded, breaking the previous record of 0.16" set in 1923, and the snowfall of 3.0" was 0.6" above the record set in 1923 as well. Two days later, on the 9th, the daily precipitation record (0.36") and snowfall record (3.9") broke records for that day as well, with the previous precipitation record set in 1967, and the previous snowfall record being set in 2011. The mean wind speed for December was 13.2 mph, with the highest gust of 48 mph recorded on the 1st, from a westerly direction.
Delta Junction had a mean temperature of -2.6°F this December, and was cooler than normal being 4.7°F below normal. The warmest temperature for the month occurred on the 9th with a comfortable 31°F. The coldest was a chilly -42°F toward the end of the month, on the 26th.
Precipitation was light for December, with 0.20" of precipitation recorded, -0.18" below the expected amount.
Juneau's average temperature for December was colder than normal at 27.6°F, or 2.3°F below normal. The warmest temperature was a high 44°F recorded on the 14th, while the coldest was 5°F on 18th.
8.52" of precipitation was recorded for Juneau, which was 146% of the expected amount of 5.84". Snowfall was measured at 40.4" for the month, over double the normal amount with a whopping 24.8" more than expected. Two daily rainfall records were set this month, the 11th saw 1.24", breaking a record of 1.04" set in 2005, and on the 22nd there was 1.28" of rainfall, breaking a 1953 record of 1.19". While no snow records were set this month, there were 4 days of snowfall with 5.5" of snow or more. The average wind speed was 6.0 mph, with a fastest gust recorded on the 22nd at 53 mph, from a westerly direction.
Ketchikan had a monthly mean temperature of 36.6°F this December, which is 1.3°F above the normal of 35.3°F. The highest temperature for the month was recorded on the 14th and 26th, at 50°F. The coldest was 18°F on the 6th.
Precipitation was almost double than the normal amount for the month, with 27.68" of precipitation recorded, 195% of the normal of 14.23". On 11th a daily record amount of water equivalent was measured, with 5.04" of precipitation breaking the 1962 record of 2.30".
King Salmon was near normal this December, with a mean monthly temperature of 21.5°F, 2.9°F above normal. The warmest temperature for the month occurred on the 6th, with a warm 54°F, which also smashed the od daily record of 48° set in 2002, while the high temperature on the 7th of 45° tied the daily record set in 2005. The coldest temperature was on the 16th, with a chilly -12°F.
1.13" of precipitation was recorded for King Salmon, 92% of normal. Snow was also lighter than normal, with a mere 3.2" of snow recorded, -6.3" less than the normal of 9.5". The average wind speed was 6.2 mph, with the fastest wind speed recorded on the 18th, at 31 mph from a southeasterly direction.
Kodiak's mean temperature for the month was 31.2°F, ending up equal to the expected mean for December. The warmest temperature for the month was 47.0°F, observed on the 10th, which also set a record for the day, breaking the previous record of 46°F reached in both 1986 and 1979. The coldest temperature was 10°F on the 16th.
Precipitation was light at 4.45", just 51% of the normal of 8.73". Similarly, snowfall was also lighter than average with 11.6" of snow, 84% of normal of 13.8". The average wind speed was 8.5 mph, with the fastest wind speed recorded at 52 mph from a northwesterly direction, on the 22nd.
The mean monthly temperature for November in King Salmon was 25.1°F, 2.2°F above normal. The highest temperature for the month was 49°F, recorded on the 2nd and 3rd. The monthly low was -8°F set on the 30th. Temperatures stayed above normal for the first half of the month.
Precipitation was heavy at 2.61", 88% above expected amount of 1.39". The daily precipitation equivalent total on the 21st of 0.48" broke the record of 0.31 from 2003. The snowfall total that day (5.1") also shattered a 1956 record of 0.9". On the 23rd a total of 3.6 of snow fell, tying the 1991 record. The total monthly snowfall was 11.6", 6.9" above normal. The mean monthly wind speed was calculated as 8.2 mph, with a high wind gust of 36 mph, occurring on the 23rd, and blowing from a southerly direction.
Kodiak's mean monthly temperature for November of 36.1°F was 2.2°F above normal. Temperatures stayed above normal for most of the month, except for cold spells around the 19th and at the end of the month. On the 14th a high temperature of 59°F was recorded, the highest this month, and a new daily record, which smashed the old high of 54°F from 1986. The high of 54°F record on the 13th shattered the 1986 record of 48°F. Finally, the high of 50°F on the 15th just topped out the old record of 49°F, also set 1986. The coldest temperature occurred on the 19th, at 16°F, tying the low for the day reached in 2007 and 1974.
Precipitation was low with a total of 3.60", only 52% of the normal of 6.87". Snowfall totaled 7.3", 14% above the normal of 6.4". The mean monthly wind speed was calculated as 9.3 mph; the highest gust occurred on the 16th at 53 mph, blowing from a westerly direction.
Nome's mean temperature for November was 18.8°F, 1.9°F above the normal amount of 16.9°F. Temperatures stayed above normal for the first half of the month. The highest temperature was observed on the 9th, at 40°F. The coldest occurred with a low of -9°F on the 20th.
Precipitation was a heavy and totaled 1.68", 138% above the normal amount of 1.22". A total of 0.37" of precipitation fell on the 13th, breaking the 2000 record of 0.34". Snowfall was also a bit heavy at 13.0", 107% of the normal 12.1". Mean monthly wind speed was calculated as 10.3 mph and the highest gust was recorded on the 9th at 52 mph, blowing from a westerly direction.