In Fairbanks the average temperature for September was 45.5°F, just 0.6°F above the long-term mean. The lowest temperature for the month was 26°F on the 13thand 30th, while the highest temperature was a balmy 67°F on the 22nd. Temperatures generally stayed within the expected trend, alternating from warm to cool to warm again. No new record events were recorded.
Like July and August, precipitation was below normal in September at 0.55", just half of the expected value of 1.10". Nearly half of the monthly precipitation was observed on the 21st, with 0.19". The mean wind speed was 3.9 mph, with a maximum gust of 31 mph on the 23rd, blowing from a westerly direction.
Anchorage was slightly cooler than normal in September, with an average temperature of 47.9°F, 0.7°F below the expected temperature. The maximum temperature (65°F) occurred on the 22nd, while the minimum temperature (29°F) occurred on the 30th. September temperatures started out normal, then alternated form cold to warm as storms impacted the region.
Precipitation was heavy at 6.49", 117% above the normal of 2.99". First measureable snowfall occurred on the 29thwith 0.2" at the airport. Up to 7" was measured on the hillside, and this was an early first snowfall, which normally does not occur until October 17th. The average wind speed was 8.5 mph, while the strongest gust of 58 mph was observed on the 4th, blowing from a southeasterly direction. High gusts were also record on the 5that 55 mph and on the 22ndat 50 mph.
Barrow experienced the sixth month in a row with above normal temperatures this September. The mean value was 34.7°F, a positive deviation of 2.6°F above the normal of 32.1°F. The highest temperature (45°F) occurred on the 23rd, while the lowest temperature (27°F) was reported on the 16th, 29th, and 30th.
Precipitation in Barrow (1.93") was heavy at 168% above the normal value of 0.72", and helping this high total were two new daily record precipitation events. On the 5tha total of 0.34" fell, topping the 2002 record of 0.24". Then on the 23rd, 0.36" fell, breaking the previous record of 0.25" from 2004. Trace amounts or more of precipitation was recorded on 29 days of the month. Snowfall (5.8") was 32% above the normal value of 4.4". The average wind speed was 11.7 mph, while the maximum gust (44 mph) occurred on the 16th, blowing from a northeasterly direction.
InBig Delta the mean temperature for September (47.4°F) was a substantial 3.5°F above the long-term normal of 43.9°F. The highest temperature (66°F) was observed on the 16thand 19th, while the lowest temperature dropped below freezing (25°F), and occurred relatively early in the month on the 11th. Temperatures were mixed in regard to the expected trend, with cooler temperatures during the first half, and warmer temperatures in the second half. Correlating to that trend were the daily temperature record events, with the low on the 11thof 25°F tying the record from 1992. Then on the 19ththe record high of 66°F from 1995 was tied.
Precipitation was reported at a total of 0.12", a meager 12% of the expected amount (1.03").
The average temperature inJuneau for September was 49.6°F, 0.4°F below the long term mean. The maximum temperature of the month was 61°F, occurring on the 4thand 21st, while the minimum was 38°F and occurred on the 19thand 30th. Temperatures stayed normal for most of the month, with little daily variation due to the high amount of cloudiness.
Trace amounts of precipitation, or greater, fell on twenty-nine days of the month hence the total was higher than normal at 11.02", this is 2.38" above the expected amount of 8.64". While no new daily precipitation records were set, more than one inch fell on three days of the month, and the total made this the 10thwettest September on record. The average wind speed was 8.8 mph, and the maximum wind speed of 44 mph occurred on the 26th, blowing from a southeasterly direction.
Ketchikan reported average temperature this September of 53.3°F, 0.8°F above the long-term mean of 52.5°F. The maximum temperature for the month was 67°F, which occurred on the 7th, while the minimum (41°F) was reported on the 16th.
Precipitation was nearnormal, totaling 14.43", or just 5% above the long term mean of 13.79".
InKing Salmon the average temperature for September was 45.7°F, 1.9°F below the long term mean. The maximum temperature (60°F) for the month was reported on the 4th, while the minimum temperature occurred on the 30that 19°F.
King Salmon had a greater than normal amount of precipitation with a total of 4.38", 1.19" above the long-term mean. Twenty-six days of the month had at least trace amounts of precipitation. Trace amounts of snow were recorded on two days of the month. The average wind speed was 9.6 mph, and the highest gust of 64 mph occurred on the 16thblowing from a southeasterly direction. The 16thalso set a daily record for the highest sustained wind speed at 48 mph the pervious record had been 36 mph set in 2002.
Kodiak was cooler than normal for September, having a mean temperature of 48.3°F, 1.1°F less than the expected mean of 49.4°F. The maximum temperature for the month (62°F) was observed on the 3rd, and the minimum temperature was 27°F, reported on the 29th. The low temperature of 35.0°F on the 9thset a new daily record minimum temperature for that day, breaking the record of 36°F set previously in 2004. Then on the 10ththe minimum temperature of 34°F tied the old record set in 1967. Finally, the low of 27°F on the 29thbroke the 1996 record of 28°F.
Precipitation was high at 31% above normal with a total of 9.64", 2.29" over the normal amount of 7.35". The average wind was 9.4 mph, while the highest wind gust occurred on the 26that 58 mph, blowing from a northeasterly direction.
Nome had a mean temperature for September of 39.7°F, a substantial 3.1°F below the normal value of 42.8°F. The maximum temperature was reported at 54°F on the 11th. The minimum temperature for the month was observed on the 28that 27°F.
September had below normal rainfall with a total of 2.07". This is 0.38" under the normal amount of 2.45". The average monthly wind speed was 8.4 mph, while the maximum wind speed was 49 mph, and occurred on the 26thof the month blowing from a northerly direction.