City Summaries

Fairbanks July 2012

InFairbanks the average July temperature was 60.8°F, 1.7°F below the long-term mean. The lowest temperature for the month was a chilly 43°F on the 31st, while the highest temperature was just five days earlier, 81°F on the 26th. Temperatures generally stayed in the expected trend, and no new record events were recorded.
Precipitation was below normal in July, at 1.72", 0.44" below the expected value of 2.16°F. The mean wind speed was 3.9 mph, with a maximum gust of 32 mph on the 2nd, from a northwesterly direction.

Anchorage July 2012

Anchorage was cooler than normal, with an average temperature of 55.5°F, 3.3°F below the expected temperature. The maximum temperature (73°F) occurred on the 18th, while the minimum temperature (45°F) occurred on three days: the 6th, 9th, and 10th. July's temperatures were typically cooler than the expected trend for the month.
Precipitation was slightly higher than normal, 2.14", or 17% above normal. The average wind speed was 6.8 mph, while the strongest gust of 40 mph was observed on the 20th, blowing from a southeasterly direction.

Barrow July 2012

Barrow was the one station fist order station that was warmer than normal, having a mean temperature of 44.0°F, 3.1°F above the normal value of 40.9°F. The highest temperature (67°F) occurred on the 23rd, while the coolest temperature (29°F) was reported on three separate days, the 18th, 19th, and 21st. Aside from the small dip in temperatures during this time frame, from the 11thto the 31st, temperatures tended to be above the expected trend.
Precipitation in Barrow (0.54") was slightly more than half the normal value of 0.98", while the snowfall in Barrow matched the normal value of 0.2". The average wind speed was 9.9 mph, while the maximum gust (32 mph) occurred on the 4th, blowing from an easterly direction.

Big Delta July 2012

InBig Delta the mean temperature for July (58.8°F) was 1.4°F below the long-term mean of 60.2°F. The highest temperature was observed on the 28th, (79°F), while the lowest temperature (43°F) occurred on the 5th. Temperatures were mixed in regard to the expected trend, mostly falling in line, with some dips at the beginning of the month, with higher temperatures than normal at the end. No new daily records were observed.
Precipitation was reported at 71% of the expected amount (2.68"), with a total of 1.91".

Juneau July 2012

The average temperature inJuneau was 54.9°F, 2.0°F below the long term mean. The maximum temperature of the month was 76°F, occurring on the 26th, while a cool 38°F occurred on the 12th, and was the minimum temperature reported this month, breaking the previous record for this day (40°F) set back in 1946. Temperatures started cool at the beginning of the month, but warmer temperatures occurred at the end of the month.
Precipitation was 5.37", 0.77" higher than the expected amount. On the 9thof July, 1.64" of rain fell, breaking the previous record for that day (0.96") set in 1984. The average wind speed was 4.8 mph, and the maximum wind speed of 28 mph occurred on the 12th, from a southeastern direction.

Ketchikan July 2012

Ketchikan reported slightly colder than average temperatures, with a mean temperature of 57.5°F, -0.2°F under the long-term mean of 57.7°F. The maximum temperature for the month was 75°F, which occurred on the 15th, while the minimum (43°F) was reported on the 3rd.
Precipitation was higher thannormal, reporting 9.06", or 138% of the long term mean amount of 6.57". Despite the large amount of rain that fell, no new records were set.

King Salmon July 2012

InKing Salmon the average temperature was 52.3°F, 2.2°F below the long term mean. The maximum temperature (73°F) for the month was reported on the 18th, while the minimum temperature of 40°F occurred on two separate days the 6thand the 25th.
King Salmon had a slightly above normal amount of precipitation with a total of 4.77", 2.47" over the long-term mean. The 4thsaw a new precipitation record of 0.59" set, topping the 1956 record of 0.31". Then again on the 9tha new record of 0.71" fell, breaking the 1994 total of 0.63". The average wind speed was 8.2 mph, and the highest gust of 43 mph occurred on the 28thfrom a southerly direction.

Kodiak July 2012

Kodiak was cooler than normal, having a mean temperature of 52.0°F, 2.5°F less than the expected mean of 54.5°F. The maximum temperature for the month (66°F) was observed on the 27th, and the minimum temperature was 40°F, reported on the 4th. The low temperature of 43.0°F on the 25thtied the minimum temperature for that day, a record set previously in 2000.
Precipitation was 18% less than normal, with a total of 4.05" compared to the normal amount of 4.93". The average wind was 6.7 mph, while the highest wind gust occurred on the 10that 37 mph, blowing from an easterly direction.

Nome July 2012

Nome had a mean temperature of 51.1°F, 1.1°F below the normal value of 52.2°F. The minimum temperature for the month was a chilly 33.0°F, observed on the 1st. However, just a week later, on the 8th, the maximum temperature was reported at 75°F.
Nearly three times the normal amount of precipitation was observed in Nome. A total of 6.27" of rain fell. This is 4.16" over the normal amount of 2.11". Helping this high total were two record events. On the 25th, 1.38" fell, 0.03" more than the previous record set in way back in 1922. Then on the 28th, 1.13" of rain fell, breaking the previous record for that day of 0.87", set 101 years ago in 1911. The average monthly wind speed was 9.5 mph, while the max wind speed was 32 mph, occurring on the 24th and 25thof the month, blowing on the from a southerly and southeasterly direction, respectively.