City Summary Archive
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".
Juneau measured a monthly temperature of 57.9°F, 2.0°F warmer than the normal mean of 55.9°F, 0.3°F above July and the 8th warmest August on record. The highest temperature for August recorded on the 12th at 78°F. The coldest temperature for the month was on the 29th, with 43°F recorded.
Precipitation was light for Juneau, with 4.90", or 86% of the expected amount of 5.73" observed. The 1.18" of rain on the 18th was a new daily record, topping the 1970 record of 0.94". The average wind speed was 6.4 mph, with a highest wind speed of 28 mph recorded on the 31st, blowing from an easterly direction.
Ketchikan was 2.0°F above the long-term mean of 58.0°F, with a monthly mean of 60.0°F (the same mean as July). The warmest temperature for the month occurred on the 1st, at a nice 75°F, while the coldest temperature was 48°F recorded on the 22nd, 28th, and 29th.
Precipitation was near than normal, with 9.84" recorded, 0.03" above the normal amount of 9.81".
Kodiak was just warmer than normal this August, with a monthly observed temperature of 56.1°F, which was 0.9°F warmer than the long term mean. The warmest temperature for the month (69°F) was observed on the 23rd, 24th, 25th. The coldest (40°F) was recorded on the 8th, which is also a new daily low record, breaking the old record of 41°F reached in 1974, 1973 and 1970.
Precipitation was more than double normal, with 9.29" reported, 104% above of the normal amount. Kodiak only had seven days without rainfall. The average wind speed was 7.8 mph, with a peak wind speed of 39 mph from a northeasterly direction on the 6th.