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Fairbanks August 2015

Fairbanks was slightly colder than normal in August, with a mean monthly temperature of 54.6°F observed, 1.5°F below the normal of 56.1°F. Despite the colder than normal monthly mean, the highest temperature for the month was a warm 80°F on the 4th, while the coldest was just above freezing, at 33°F on the 31st.

Precipitation was 0.70" above normal, with 2.58" measured, compared to the 2.58" that was expected. The highest wind speed was 33 mph on the 27th, from a westerly direction, while the average wind speed was 4.7 mph.

Anchorage August 2015

Anchorage had a mean monthly temperature of 58.9°F this August, 2.2°F above the normal 56.7°F. The highest temperature for the month was 79°F, on the 3rd, which also broke the old (76°F) record for that day set in 1999. Two other daily records were set, on the 4th, the 78°F broke the old 1997 record of 74°F, and on the 7th, the 77°F observed broke the old 2004 record of 76°F. The lowest temperature for the month was 40°F on the 29th.

Precipitation was just 30% of the normal amount, with 0.97" recorded, 2.28" lower than expected for the month. The average wind speed was 6.4 mph, while the highest was 44 mph on the 27th from a northwesterly direction.

Barrow August 2015

August's mean monthly temperature for Barrow was 38.1°F, 0.9°F below normal. The highest temperature for the month was 52°F, occurring on both the 2nd and the 25th. The coldest was 26°F on the 20th.

While the 1.69" of precipitation measured for the month was 0.64" above normal; snowfall was a slight 0.1" below normal, with 0.8" recorded. On the 25th, the 0.55" of precipitation measured broke the old record for that day by 0.10" set back in 1946. The average wind speed was 12.4 mph, while the highest was 49 mph, from a westerly direction on the 27th.

Delta Junction August 2015

August was slightly colder than normal in Delta Junction, with a mean monthly temperature that was 2.5°F lower than normal, with 52.3°F observed for the month. The highest temperature for the month was a warm 80°F on the 4th, while the lowest was 32°F on the 30th.

Precipitation was heavier than normal, with 2.68" measured, 0.79" above normal.

Juneau August 2015

Juneau's August mean monthly temperature was 56.7°F, 0.8°F above the normal 55.9°F. The highest temperature for the month was 80°F on the 3rd, which set the record for that day, breaking the old 1976 by 1°F. The coldest was 41°F on both the 25th and 26th.

The precipitation in August was heavier than normal, with 8.92" recorded, 156% of the expected amount. The average wind speed was 8.0 mph, while the highest wind speed was 48 mph, from a southeasterly direction on the 22nd.

Ketchikan August 2015

Ketchikan's mean monthly temperature this August was just slightly above normal, with 58.6°F observed, only 0.6°F above normal. The highest temperature for the month occurred on the 14th, at 71°F, while the coldest was 11 days late on the 25th at 45°F.

Precipitation was heavier than normal, with 11.56" measured, 118% of normal.

King Salmon August 2015

The mean monthly temperature for August in King Salmon was 55.3°F, 0.7°F above the normal 54.6°F. A warm 81°F was the highest temperature for the month, on the 3rd, which also broke the record for that day, formerly set in 2002, by 3°F. The lowest temperature was 32°F on the 30th.

Precipitation was 60% of normal, with 1.76" measured. The average wind speed was 8.6 mph, while the highest was 37 mph on the 9st, from a southwesterly direction.

Kodiak August 2015

Kodiak's August mean monthly temperature was 58.7°F, 3.5°F above the expected 55.2°F. The highest temperature for the month was 74.°F on the 2nd, while the coldest was on the 20th at 45°F.

The precipitation was recorded at 2.01", 44% of the normal of 4.56". The average wind speed was 9.5 mph, while the highest wind speed was 65 mph from a westerly direction on the 27th.

Nome August 2015

The mean monthly temperature for August in Nome was colder than normal, with 48.5°F observed, 1.6°F below normal. The lowest temperature for the month was 29°F, occurring on the 31st, while the highest was 63°F on the 4th.

Precipitation was 0.48" above normal, with 3.70" recorded. The average wind speed was 11.6 mph, while the highest wind speed was 37 mph, occurring on three days: the 26th from a southwesterly direction, and on the 29th and 30th from a northwesterly direction.

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