City Summary Archive

Juneau May 2011

In Juneau, the average temperature was 48.2°F, slightly (0.3°F) above normal for May. The maximum temperature for the month was 75°F on the last day of the month. The low for the month and the last frost (31°F) occurred on the 14th, remarkably late in the season. Precipitation totaled 2.81", 19% below normal. Average wind speed at Juneau Airport was 5.7 mph with a high wind gust of 33 mph on the 3rd.

Ketchikan May 2011

Ketchikan's average temperature of 48.9°F in May was 0.4°F above the long-term mean. The highest temperature of the month measured 76°F on the 31st, which tied the old record set in 1957. The low temperature never dropped below the freezing point, and on the 11ththe monthly minimum of 35°F occurred. Monthly precipitation was measured at 9.83", 13% above the May normal of 8.70".

King Salmon May 2011

King Salmon reported an average temperature of 45.1°F, 1.6°F above the long term mean. The high temperature for May was 65°F, recorded on the 27th, and the lowest temperature was 26°F on the 1st and the 13th was the last day with frost. The precipitation total was measured as 1.93", 43% above the long-term mean. Remarkably, the 31st brought 0.56" of rain, more than 40% of the normal monthly amount. It was also a record rainfall for this specific day. Average wind speed was 10.2 mph and the highest gust was recorded at 51 mph on the 25th.

Nome May 2011

Nome reported a mean monthly temperature in May of 38.4°F, 1.3°F above normal. The maximum temperature occurred on the 28th with 75°F, matching the old record high for this day set in 1990. The previous day reported a maximum temperature of 71°F, which surpassed the old record for the 27th of May set in 1974 by 2°F. The minimum temperature for the month of 13°F occurred on the 7th. Precipitation was somewhat below normal, totaling 0.58", which is 78% of the long term mean. The average wind speed for the month was 7.8 mph, and the highest gust observed was 36 mph on the 31st.

Fairbanks April 2011

In Fairbanks the average temperature was 31.8°F, 0.1°F above the long term mean for April. The high temperature for the month was 59°F on the 23rd and 24th, and the lowest temperature of the month was -15°F on the 1st. Precipitation for April was low with 0.07", only 1/3 of the expected value. Snow depth at the beginning of the month was 21", twice as much as the previous year, and on the 27th it had melted. Wind speed averaged 5.5 mph and the highest gust was 33 mph on the 6th.

Anchorage April 2011

Anchorage recorded an average temperature of 37.5°F, 1.2°F above normal. The high temperature for April was 53°F on the 25th and the low was 22°F on the 1st. Precipitation was reported at 0.40", 23% below normal and snowfall measured as 4.6", close to normal for the month. An average wind speed of 6.6 mph and a gust of 43 mph on the 7th were recorded.

Barrow April 2011

For the first time in the last nine consecutive months, Barrow has reported an average temperature below the long-term mean. The average in April was -1.0°F, this is 0.5°F below average. The warmest temperature for the month was 26°F on the 18th, and the lowest temperature for the month was -25°F recorded on the 7th, The precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.02", more than 80% below the normal value of 0.12" and snowfall measured 1.3", 0.8" below the normal snowfall amount of 2.1". The mean monthly wind speed was measured as 10.4 mph, with a gust of 32 mph occurring on the 18th.

Big Delta April 2011

Big Delta reported a mean temperature of 32.3°F, 0.2°F above the long term mean. The high temperature of April reached 55°F on the 24th, and the low temperature was -9°F on the 1st. Precipitation totaled 0.17", close to the normal value of 0.20.

Juneau April 2011

In Juneau, the average temperature was 39.1°F, 1.7°F below normal for March. The maximum temperature for the month was 55°F on the 24th and the 28th. The low for the month was 26°F on the 19th. Precipitation totaled 1.83", 38% below normal. Average wind speed at Juneau Airport was 7.3 mph with a high wind gust of 44 mph on the 13th.

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