City Summary Archive
In October Anchorage observed a mean monthly temperature of 33.4°F, -1.4°F below the normal of 34.8°F. The coldest day for the month was the 31st, with 16°F, while the warmest was the 1st with a temperature of 51°F recorded.
Precipitation was lighter than normal, with 1.29" of precipitation observed, 64% of normal. Snowfall was also less than normal, with just 48% of the normal 7.9" or just 3.8" recorded. The greatest wind speed was 28 mph from the southeast on the 22nd, while the mean winds speed was 4.3 mph
Barrow recorded a monthly mean temperature of 21.3°F, 4.1°F above the 17.2°F normal this October. The warmest temperature for the month was 34°F on the 1st, while the coldest was 4°F on both the 25th and 31st.
Precipitation was higher than normal, with 1.02" recorded for the month, 0.61" above normal, and snowfall followed this trend with 13.3" measured, 146% of the 9.1" normally observed. Snow Depth was 5" at the end of the month. The highest wind speed was 50 mph from the northeast on the 20th, while the mean wind speed was 16.3 mph
Juneau's monthly mean temperature for October was recorded at 43.8°F, just 1.4°F above the normal of 42.4°F. The warmest temperature for the month was 55°F occurring on both the 9th and 13th. On the 17th, a high of 54°F was observed, breaking the 1980 record for that day by 1°F. The lowest temperature for the month was 28°F on the 2nd.
86% of the expected precipitation fell, with 7.46" of observed. While 0.8" of snowfall was expected, no measurable amount of snowfall was observed for the month. The mean wind speed was 7.1 mph, while the greatest wind speed was on the 5th, from a southeasterly direction, at 51 mph.
Ketchikan was warmer than normal this October with a monthly mean temperature of 48.7°F, 3.4°F above normal. The warmest temperature for the month was 59°F which occurred on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th, while the coldest temperature was recorded at 34°F on the 30th.
22.42" of precipitation was observed for the month, 117% of the 19.22" normally expected.
October for King Salmon was colder than normal with a monthly mean temperature of 32.0°F observed, 1.5°F below normal. The highest temperature for the month was 58°F on the 1st, while the coldest was 10°F on the 30th.
A mere 18% of the expected precipitation was recorded for the month, with just 0.38" observed compared to the expected 2.08". Snowfall, however, was above normal with 3.5" observed, 0.7" above normal. The greatest wind speed for the month was 32 mph blowing from a southeasterly direction on the 27th, while the mean wind speed was 8.9 mph.
Kodiak was slightly colder than normal with a monthly mean temperature of 39.6°F this October, 0.9°F below the expected 40.5°F. The highest temperature for the month was 54°F on the 3rd, while the lowest was 23°F on the 21st. On the 7th, a low temperature of 24°F was recorded, setting a new low record for the day, breaking the old 1982 record of 27°F by 3°F. The next day, the low of 25°F tied the record low set in 2007.
Precipitation was 71% of the expected 8.26", with 5.90" recorded for the month. Snowfall was slightly lighter than normal with 0.7" of snowfall measured, 0.4" below normal. The mean wind speed was 9.6 mph, while the highest wind speed was 55 mph from a northeasterly direction on the 2nd.
Nome's monthly mean temperature was near normal this October, with 29.1°F recorded, just 0.4°F above normal. The lowest temperature for the month was 10°F on the 30th, while the highest was 47°F occurring on both the 1st and 2nd.
Precipitation was less than normal with just 0.63" observed, 0.98" below normal. Snowfall, however, was near normal with 4.9" measured with 4.6" expected. On the 23rd 3.6" of snowfall was measured, breaking the old 1987 record for that day by 1.3". The greatest wind speed occurred on the 26th, at 49 mph from a southeasterly direction, while the mean wind speed was 8.5 mph
Fairbanks was 1.5°F warmer than expected this September with a monthly mean recorded at 46.4°F. The high temperature of 74°F on the 13th tied the old record from 1965. The highest temperature for the month was 76°F on the 14th, which also broke the old 1938 record for that day by 3°F. The coldest temperature for the month was 24°F on the 28th.
Precipitation was heavier than normal with 2.89" of precipitation recorded, 263% of the normal of 1.10" making 2014 the fourth wettest September on record. One precipitation record was set during the month, with 1.43" falling on the 1st, breaking the 1953 record for that day by 0.74". Snow however, was lighter than normal, with a mere 0.3" recorded, 1.5" less than the normal of 1.8". The average wind speed was 4.3 mph, with a greatest wind speed of 28 mph occurring on multiple days: on the 2nd (from a southwesterly direction), 3rd (from a northwesterly direction), and 29th (from a southwesterly direction).