City Summary Archive
In Juneau , the average temperature was 41.8°F, 1.0°F above the normal for April. The maximum temperatures for the month (62°F) occurred on the 12thand the minimum temperature (20°F) was recorded on the 1st. The temperature of the 12thalso set a new record, surpassing the old record for this day set in 2003 by a substantial 5°F. On the 16ththe old record of 56°F, set in 2010, 2001 and 1996, was broken by 1°F. Then on the 18ththe previous maximum of 59°F, set in 1993, was matched.
Precipitation totaled 1.68" water-equivalent, 43% below normal. Despite the low overall precipitation, the 0.67" of rain on the 29thwas a new record, breaking the old record of 0.52", set in 1996. The mean monthly wind speed was 6.4 mph, with a maximum gust of 55 mph occurring on 20thblowing from ESE. Furthermore, mean cloudiness was high with 70%.
Ketchikan's average temperature of 43.7°F in April was 1.2°F above the long-term mean. Generally, the temperature was close to normal for most of the month. The highest temperature of the month measured 57°F, which occurred both on the 9thand 25th, while the low temperature of 31°F occurred on the 4th, 5thand 24thof the month.
Monthly precipitation was measured at 7.98", fairly close to the normal of 9.38", with a deviation of -15%. Remarkably, 1.71" of rain, 21% of the total precipitation, fell on the 20thof the month.
Barrow reported an average temperature in April of 4.6°F, 2.8°F above normal. The month was fairly close to the expected values, with the exception of the middle of the month, which was warmer than usual. On the 15th, the maximum temperature of 20°F was reported, while the lowest temperature of -24°F was observed on the 1st. No new temperature records were observed during the month.
Precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.17", slightly above the long term mean of 0.16". The mean monthly wind speed was 10.2 mph and a gust of 37 mph occurred on the 5th, blowing from an easterly direction.
Nome reported a mean monthly temperature in April of 20.4°F, very close to the normal of 20.5°F. The warmest monthly temperature was 43°F observed on the 24th, while the coldest temperature occurred on the 4thwith an unpleasant -13°F.
Precipitation totaled 0.33", less than half of the normal value of 0.76" water-equivalent. The average wind speed for the month was light with 5.4 mph, and the highest gust observed was 43 mph on the 8thblowing from an easterly direction.
InBig Delta the mean March temperature was 7.1°F, somewhat higher than the temperature of Fairbanks, and -7.0°F below the long term mean for March. It is believed this is caused by the more frequent occurrences of Chinook winds, which bring warmer than seasonally normal temperatures. This station is situated much closer to the Alaska Range, hence more affected by these winds. The highest monthly temperatures of 43°F was observed on the 29thand 30thMarch, while the minimum temperature (-28°F) occurred on the 5th. No new records were set during the month.
Precipitation in March was reported as 0.27" water-equivalent, 50% above the normal of 0.18 " for the month.
Anchorage recorded an average temperature of 21.4°F, 5.2°F below the normal of 26.6°F. This is a remarkable change from February, during which month the mean temperature was higher than March's mean temperature. The maximum temperature of the month occurred on the 29thand once again on the 31stwith 47°F, while a minimum temperature of 0°F was observed on the 12thof March. The observed temperatures were below normal for the month with the exception of the last week, which was seasonally warmer than normal no new daily records were set during the month.
Precipitation was reported at 0.63" water-equivalent, only slightly above the normal of 0.60". As expected, snowfall gave similar proportions. 9.5" were measured for the month, close to the normal of 9.9". On the 3rd, 3.3" snow fell, the highest amount for the month, but it was not a new record for the day. The average cloudiness was 70% and the mean monthly wind speed was calculated as 3.8 mph. Data for peak wind speeds were missing for most of the month.
InJuneau , the average temperature was 33.0°F, slightly below the normal of 33.8°F for March. The maximum temperatures for the month (51°F) occurred on the 28thand the minimum temperature (16°F) was recorded on the 5thof March. No new temperature records were set during the whole month, and temperatures were quite close to normal.
Precipitation totaled 2.82" water-equivalent, 25% below normal. The storm on the 8thwas remarkable, with wind speeds up to 48 mph, blowing from a southeasterly direction. It was not only the highest wind speed for the month, but also advected a great amount of moisture and 1.06" of precipitation was recorded on the same day, the highest daily amount of the month. The observed monthly snowfall was measured as 14.6", which is 3" above the normal value. Furthermore, mean cloudiness was high with 80%, and average wind speed at Juneau Airport was 7.3 mph.
Ketchikan's average temperature of 35.8°F in March was 2.0°F below the long-term mean. Generally, the temperature was slightly below normal for most of the month with the exception of the last week. The highest temperature of the month measured at 51°F, which occurred both on the 27thand 28thof March, while the low temperature of 22°F occurred on the 5thof the month.
Monthly precipitation was measured at 10.69", very close to the normal of 10.89". The 8thof the month was notable with a precipitation total of 2.18".
Barrow reported an average temperature of -21.6°F in March, 8.9°F below normal. All of the month was seasonally below normal, with the exception of 2 days (the 11thand 12th), when strong westerly flow advected warm air. On the 11th, the maximum temperature was reported at 3°F, while the lowest temperature of -35°F was observed on the 5thof March. No new temperature records were observed during the month.
Precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.01", an extremely low value, representing only 11% of the expected value. The mean monthly wind speed was 8.9 mph and a gust of 28 mph occurred on the 23rd, blowing from a northeasterly direction.