Fairbanks April 2012

In Fairbanks the average April temperature was 36.9°F, a substantial 4.4°F above the long term mean. The high temperature for the month was 61°F on the 16th, which is also a new record high for this day. The previous maximum for this day was 59°F observed in 1993. The low temperature for the month was -8°F observed on the 4th. The beginning of the month was much colder than normal, followed by above normal temperatures, especially around the middle of the month, while the end of April reported seasonally normal temperatures.

Site Survey

King Salmon August 2011

King Salmon reported an average temperature of 52.1°F, a substantial 2.5°F below the long term mean. The high temperature for August was 71°F, recorded on the 17thand the lowest temperature was 33°F on the 23rd. This latter value represents a new record low for this specific day. The old record had been 34°F set in 1969.
The precipitation total was measured as 3.99", surpassing the normal value of 2.95" by 1.04". On 25 days of August at least some rain was recorded. Average wind speed was 7.4 mph and the highest gust was recorded at 36 mph on the 19th.

Nome August 2011

Nome reported a mean monthly temperature in August of 48.0°F, a negative deviation of 2.1°F from the long term mean. The warmest monthly temperature was 70°F observed on the 19thof August, while the coldest temperature was a light frost (30°F), which occurred on the 28thof the month. No new temperature extremes were observed during July.

Barrow August 2011

Barrow reported an average temperature in August of 42.1°F, 3.2°F above normal, the highest positive deviation of the 8 cities reviewed for this summary. The maximum temperature occurred on the 5thwith 58°F, and the lowest temperature of 33°F was observed on the 25thof August it is also somewhat remarkable that no frost occurred during the month of August. In general, the temperatures during the most of the month were close to normal, with the exception of the beginning and the end, when above normal temperatures occurred. No new records were observed during August.


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