City Summary Archive
In April Anchorage had a monthly mean temperature of 38.1°F, 1.3°F above normal. The highest temperature recorded for the month was 59°F on the 30th, while the lowest was 15°F observed on the 10th. The high of 56°F on the 21st is a new daily record, breaking the old record of 55°F from 2007. Then again on the 22nd, a new high of 58°F was reached, topping the 1996 record of 55°F.
Precipitation was slight at 0.04", 0.43" below the normal amount of 0.47". Snowfall was also low with a mere 0.4" recorded, just 10% of the normal of 4.0". The greatest wind speed occurred on the 13th at 39 mph, from a southeasterly direction, while the average wind speed for the month was 5.7 mph.
Barrow in April was 2.0°F warmer than normal with an observed monthly mean of 3.8°F. As with many stations this month, the highest temperature for the month was observed toward the end, with 34°F recorded on the 30th. The lowest observed temperature this month was -28°F on the 9th.
Precipitation for April was slightly more than normal, with 0.30" of precipitation recorded, 0.14" above normal, with 0.12" observed on the 23rd, breaking the 0.10" 1904 record for that day. Snowfall was near normal, with 3.8" observed, just 0.6" above normal. The greatest wind speed for the month was 47 mph from an easterly direction on the 29th. The average wind speed was 9.2 mph.
Delta Junction was warmer than normal this month, with a monthly mean temperature of 33.4°F observed, 1.2°F above normal. The highest temperature of this April was 58°F occurring on both the 28th and 29th, while the coldest temperature was a -7°F on the 10th.
A scant 0.02" of precipitation was recorded this month, 0.21" below the 0.23" normal.
Juneau had a monthly mean temperature of 41.0°F, near the normal of 40.8°F. The highest temperature for the month was recorded on the 30th at 60°F, while lowest was 24°F on the 12th.
Precipitation was 91% of normal, with 2.67" of precipitation observed. A new daily precipitation record was set on the 7th with a total of 0.80", breaking the 2000 record of 0.75". Snowfall on the other hand was very low, with 0.3" of snowfall observed, 0.8" lower than the 1.1" normally expected. The greatest wind speed was 42 mph on the 7th from a southeasterly direction, while the month had an average wind speed of 6.9 mph.
Ketchikan was slightly warmer than normal in April, with a monthly mean of 43.7°F, 1.2°F above the normal of 42.5°F. The highest temperature recorded this month was 57°F recorded on the 24th, while the lowest was 29°F which was observed on the 3rd and 4th.
April's precipitation was much higher than normal with 21.21" observed for the month, 226% of the normal of 9.38". Contributing to the large amount of precipitation was the 4.67" observed on the 8th, which broke the 2006 record of 3.81".
King Salmon was warmer than normal in April, with a monthly mean of 38.1°F, which was 4.4°F above the normal of 33.7°F. The highest temperature for the month was 61°F on the 30th, while the lowest was 7°F on the 9th. On the 20th, the observed temperature of 59°F broke a 1979 record of 57°F, and the next day on the 21st, the recorded 57°F for that day broke a 1979 of 54°F. Finally, on the 23rd the high of 56°F tied the 2003 record.
Precipitation was a little move than half the expected amount, with 0.52" of precipitation observed. Snowfall, however, was much less than normal, with only 0.5" observed this month, just 13% of the normal amount of 3.9". The highest wind speed was 46 mph on the 25th from an easterly direction, while the average wind speed was 9.3 mph. The peak wind on the 13th, measured at 41 mph broke the 2011 record of 35 mph.
April in Kodiak was warmer than normal, with a monthly mean temperature of 39.2°F or 1.6°F above the normal of 37.6°F. The highest temperature recorded for the month was 51°F observed on both the 29th and 30th, while the lowest temperature was 19°F on the 9th.
Precipitation was higher than normal, with 7.13" of precipitation observed, 123% of the normal amount of 5.81". On the other hand, snowfall was low with 0.9" of snowfall observed, a mere 11% of the 8.0" normally expected. The highest wind speed was 48 mph on the 25th, from an easterly direction. The average wind speed was 10.7 mph.
Nome in April was much warmer than normal, with a monthly mean of 28.4°F, a significant 7.9°F above the normal mean of 20.5°F. The highest temperature for the month was 51°F, recorded on the 23rd, while the lowest was -4°F on the 8th. The high of 43°F on the 18th tied the record set in 1953 and reached again in 2010. On the 20th, a temperature of 47°F was recorded, breaking the 1996 record of 45°F.
0.45" of precipitation was observed for April, 0.31" less than normal. Snowfall was 41% of normal with 3.1" of snowfall observed, 4.4" less than the 7.5" expected for the month. The highest wind speed was 32 mph from a northeasterly direction on the 1st, while the average wind speed was 7.9 mph.
March was 2.5°F warmer than normal for Fairbanks with a recorded monthly mean of 13.9°F. The warmest temperature recorded for the month was 44°F on the 13th, while the coldest was -21°F occurring on both the 8th and 9th.
Precipitation was near normal, 0.21" observed just 0.04" below the normal amount of 0.25". Snowfall was less than normal with 3.1" observed, 1.8" below the expected 4.9". The average wind speed was 4.1 mph, with the greatest wind speed occurring on the 15th, a 27 mph gust from a westerly direction.