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Fairbanks June 2013

June in Fairbanks was warmer than normal, with a monthly mean of 66.8°F, or 6.4°F above the long-term mean of 60.4°F for the month. Only four days had a negative deviation from normal. The highest temperature wasoccurred on the 25th and 26th, a sweltering 92°F was observed both days, setting a new daily maximum record on the 25th, one degree warmer than in 1983. In addition, the minimum temperature of 70°F on the 25th was the warmest minimum daily temperature on record for any day in Fairbanks. The coldest temperature for the month was 42°F on the 11th. In terms of the average temperature, June 2013 was the third warmest on record (108 years). Additionally, the minimum and maximum mean temperatures for the month were also the third warmest on record. June also saw sixteen days where the temperature hit 80°F or warmer, breaking the previous record of fifteen days from 1957.

Precipitation, however, was lighter than normal; 0.43" fell, just 31% of the expected amount of 1.37", making it the tenth driest in the last 101 years. The average wind speed was 5.8 mph, with the highest wind speed recorded on the 5th, at 36 mph from a westerly direction.

Anchorage June 2013

Anchorage was 3.6°F above the normal temperature, with a monthly mean of 58.8°F for the month of June. On the 17th and 18th, the warmest temperature of the month was recorded at 81°F, and on the 18th, broke the record for that day by 4°F, set back in 1959. The coolest temperature for the month was 44°F, which was observed on multiple days; first on the 4th to 6th, then on the 8th and 22nd. Due to the warmer temperatures, a record 17 days in June had temperatures of 70°F or higher, compared to the previous record of 14 days set in 1936.

Precipitation totaled 0.46" for Anchorage, a mere 47% of the expected amount. The fastest wind speed for the month was 40 mph, observed on the 19th from a southeasterly direction, while the average wind speed was 6.5 mph.

Barrow June 2013

Barrow was 3.4°F above its long-term mean of 35.6°F, with a monthly mean of 39.0°F. The warmest temperature for the month was 62°F, recorded on the 20th, setting a new record for the day by breaking the previous record of 60°F which occurred in both 1989 and 1991. A chilly 22°F was the lowest temperature for the month, recorded toward the beginning of the month, on the 4th.

Precipitation was heavier than normal, a total of 0.77" was recorded, 141% (?) more than the normal amount. A gust of 37 mph was the fastest wind speed for the month, recorded on the 30th from an easterly direction, and the average wind speed was 10.7 mph for the month.

Delta Junction June 2013

In June, Delta Junction had a monthly temperature of 63.2°F, 5.6°F higher than the long term normal. A chilly 39°F was the coldest temperature recorded this month, on the 12th. A hot 90°F was the highest temperature for the month, occurring on the 25th and 26th, and both of these were new daily high records. On the 25th, the daily maximum high broke the old record set in 1983 by 4°F, then again on the 26th the old record of 86°F from 1983 was broken. Back in the 16th the high of 84 topped the old record of 81°F set back in 1948.

Precipitation was a mere 55% of normal, with 1.28" recorded.

Juneau June 2013

Juneau had a June temperature of 57.9°F, 3.3°F warmer than the normal mean of 54.6°F. The highest temperatures occurred during the middle of the month, with the maximum recorded on the 16th, at 85°F, breaking the old record of that day set in 1948 by 3°F. The high of 83°F tied the record from 1969. The coldest temperature for the month was on the 3rd, with 37°F recorded.

Precipitation was near normal for Juneau, with 3.19", or 98% of the expected amount observed. A daily record 0.85" fell on the 5th, breaking the old record of 0.78" set in 1993. The average wind speed was 6.1 mph, with a highest wind speed of 36 mph recorded on the 17th, blowing from a northwesterly direction.

Ketchikan June 2013

Ketchikan was 3.1°F above the long-term mean of 54.1°F, with a monthly June value of 57.2°F. The warmest temperature for the month occurred on the 16th, at a warm 85°F, while the coldest temperature was found toward the beginning of the month on the 3rd, with 41°F recorded.

Precipitation was lighter than normal, with 4.65" recorded, 1.95" less than the normal amount of 6.60".

King Salmon June 2013

In June, King Salmon was 3.8°F above the normal temperature of 51.5°F, with a monthly mean of 55.3°F. The warm temperatures set two records; on the 15th 79°F was observed, breaking the old daily record of 72°F set in 2007. Then on the 18th, the observed 81°F broke the 1962 record by 1°F. The 18th was the warmest recorded temperature for the month, while the coldest was on the 7th, when a chilly 33°F observed. This was the second warmest June on record for King Salmon.

Precipitation was only 64% of the expected amount, with 1.05" recorded. However, on the 30th, 0.75" fell, breaking the record for this day set in 1982 by 0.40". The average wind speed was 9.1 mph, while the greatest wind speed was 43 mph, on the 30th, blowing from a southeasterly direction.

Kodiak June 2013

Kodiak was warmer than normal, with a monthly observed temperature of 53.8°F, which was 4.1°F warmer than the long term June mean. The warmest temperature for the month (79°F) was observed on the 17th, while the coldest (41°F) was recorded on the 8th. Five new daily high temperature records were set or matched on the 8th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 27th. In all, this June tied for the 7th warmest on record.

Precipitation was less than normal, with 4.11" recorded, just 70% of the normal amount. The average wind speed was 8.2 mph, with a peak wind speed of 40 mph from a northerly direction on the 6th.

Nome June 2013

Nome was slightly warmer than normal, with a monthly mean of 49.1°F, just 1.3°F over the expected mean. The beginning of the month was colder than usual, with three days where the maximum daily temperature tied the records for lowest maximum temperatures for the month, while later on temperatures warmed up significantly, and two daily record highs were set. On the 17th the daily maximum record of 77°F from 2005 was broken, when the temperature reached 84.0°F. Then, two days later, on the 19th, the warmest temperature for the month was observed at 86°F, topping the old records of 75°F from 1982 and 1937. Furthermore, this became the hottest day on record for June in Nome, breaking the old record of 83°F from June 7th, 2004. The 86°F mark also tied the yearly all time record of 86°F from 1977 and 1968. The coldest temperature of the month was a chilly 30°F which was recorded on both the 7th and the 11th.

Precipitation was much heavier than normal, 2.53" were observed, a full 1.55" more than the expected amount. On the 15th 0.68" fell, breaking the old record for that day of 0.60". The average wind speed was 7.2 mph, while the fastest wind speed for the month was 31 mph from a southeasterly direction on the 29th and 30th.

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