City Summary Archive
The mean monthly temperature for September in King Salmon was 47.0°F, 0.6°F below normal. On the 1st, 70°F was recorded, which was the highest temperature for the month. On the 24th, a temperature of 24°F occurred, which was the low temperature of the month. While most of the month was close to normal of slightly above it, there was a substantial cold spell from the 17th to 24th of the month.
Precipitation was 2.08", about 2/3 of the expected amount. The mean monthly wind speed was calculated as 10.7 mph, with a high wind gust of 45mph, occurring on the 2nd, and blowing from a southeasterly direction.
Kodiak's mean monthly temperature was near normal, just 0.7°F above the normal of 50.1°F for September. Much like many other stations this month, the warmest temperature occurred at the beginning of the month, as the transition from summer half to winter half occurs, which is normally associated with a strong decrease in temperature. On the 1st a temperature of 67°F was recorded, the highest this month, while the coldest occurred on the 24th, at 31°F.
Similarly to Kodiak's monthly temperature, precipitation was also near normal, just 3% above the normal amount with 7.54" measured. The mean monthly wind speed was calculated as 11.9 mph; the highest gust occurred on the 22nd with a 67mph blowing from a westerly direction.
Nome's mean temperature for September was 39.9°F, 2.9°F below the normal amount of 42.8°F. Throughout the month, temperatures were either within the normal range, or below normal, which was dominant in the second half of the month. The highest temperature was observed on the 9th, at 55°F. The coldest occurred on the last day of the month, with a chilly 21°F recorded on the 30th.
1.98" of precipitation was recorded, 81% of the normal amount. The rainfall of the 12th with 0.70” contributed more than 1/3 of the amount, and established a new record for this day. Further, the first measurable snowfall (0.70”) on the 23rd, with a monthly total of 1.1”. Mean monthly wind speed was calculated as 7.3 mph and the greatest gust was recorded on the 2nd at 35mph, from a northerly direction.
Anchorage recorded a mean temperature for September of 48.0°F, which is 0.6°F below the expected temperature. The highest temperature of 62°F was measured on September 3rd, while the lowest was 27°F occurred on the 24th. For most daysof the month, temperatures were near, or slightly above normal however.
Precipitation was measured at 5.85", 196% of the normal of 2.99". The mean monthly wind speed was 5.8 mph and the greatest wind gust of 45mph was observed on the 3rd blowing from a southeasterly direction.
Barrow observed a mean temperature of 31.2°F for the month, 0.9°F below normal. A warm 51°F was the highest temperature recorded this September, which occurred on the 6th. Meanwhile on the 24th, the coolest temperature for the month was a observed, a chilly 6°F. Temperatures tended to stay within the normal amounts for the month, aside from a two-day warm spell starting on the 6th, and a four-day cold spell starting on the 23rd.
Precipitation was 1.37", 0.65 above normal (190%). A large amount of this fell as snow (8.1"), 5.2" more than normal. The mean monthly wind speed was recorded as 12.4 mph with the highest gust (46mph) measured on the 3rd, blowing from a northeasterly direction.
Anchorage was 0.7°F above the normal temperature, with a mean of 57.4°F for the month of August. On the 13th the warmest temperature of the month was recorded at 71°F. The coolest temperature for the month was 41°F, observed on the 25th. Temperatures were close to normal throughout the month.
Precipitation totaled 5.42" for Anchorage, 67% above the expected amount. A total of 1.23" of rain fell on the 11th, breaking the old daily record of 0.82" from 1991. The fastest wind speed for the month was 44 mph, observed on the 3rd, from a southeasterly direction, while the average wind speed was 6.2 mph.
Barrow was 0.6°F above its long-term with a monthly mean of 39.6°F. The warmest temperature for the month was 63°F, recorded on the 11th. The lowest temperature for the month was a chilly 28°F recorded on the 30th.
Precipitation was heavier than normal; a total of 1.35" was recorded, 29% more than the normal amount of 1.05". A gust of 35 mph was the fastest wind speed for the month, measured on the 6th from an easterly direction, and the average wind speed for the month was 10.2 mph.
In August, Delta Junction had a monthly temperature of 57.9°F, 3.1°F higher than the long term normal. The coldest temperature recorded this month was a chilly 30°F on the 25th, ending the growing season for many plants. This is further a new daily record low, breaking the 1993 low of 31°F. A nice 84°F was the highest temperature for the month, occurring on the 1st.
Precipitation was a mere 78% of normal, with just 1.48" recorded, 0.41" below the normal of 1.89".