Kodiak January 2012

Kodiak's average temperature of 21.4°F in January was 9.1°F below the long-term mean. This is a substantial deviation, but comparable with most of the rest of Alaska for the month. It is also the third coldest January ever measured in Kodiak. The highest temperature measured 50°F on the 10th, while the low temperature of -5°F occurred both on the 23rdand on the 27thof the month. Remarkable were the strong temperature variation, with new daily maxima around the 10thand new daily minima around the 25thof the month.

King Salmon January 2012

King Salmon reported an average temperature of -6.7°F, far (-22.9°F) below to the long-term mean of 16.2°F. The high temperature for January was 37°F, recorded on the 10thof January while the low temperature of a chilly -40°F occurred on the 27th. New record low temperatures were set on the 12thof January, with a temperature of ‑35°F. The old record low of -29°F for this particular day was set in 1951. On the 25th, a minimum of -37°F was measured, replacing the old minimum of -32°F, which had occurred in 2006.

Nome January 2012

Nome reported a mean monthly temperature in January of -16.6°F, an extremely strong deviation of -21.8°F from the long term mean and making this the coldest January on record. The warmest monthly temperature was 21°F observed both on the 19thand 20thof January, while the coldest temperature on the 5thwith an unpleasant -40°F. New temperature minima were set on the 3rdof January, with a minimum of -37°F, surpassing the old minimum of -34°F, which was observed in 1949. The following day, the temperature dropped to -38°F, replacing the old record low of -34°F set in 1917.

Barrow January 2012

Barrow reported an average temperature in January of -20.6°F, a strong -7.2°F below normal. The maximum temperature occurred on the 18thwith 7°F, and the lowest temperature of -45°F was observed on 23rd, 30thand 31st. In general, the temperatures during the most of the month were below normal, particularly pronounced for the last 10 days. No new temperature records were recorded during January.

Ketchikan January 2012

Ketchikan's average temperature of 32.0°F in January was 2.9°F below the long-term mean. Compared with most of the rest of Alaska, this is a relatively small deviation, as Alaska was, across the whole state, significantly below normal for January. The highest temperature of the month measured 49°F on the 4th, while the low temperature of -2°F occurred on the 19thof the month. Worth noting was the short but deep cold spell shortly after the middle of the month.


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