Big Delta August 2011

Big Deltareported a mean temperature of 53.6°F, which is 1.2°F below the long-term mean temperature for August. The high temperature of the month was observed on the 4thwith 70°F and the low temperatures for the month occurred on 8that only 34°F. While this latter value came close to the absolute minimum of 33°F observed in 1969, no new extreme temperatures were observed during this month.

Precipitation totaled 1.44", 24% below the expected amount. Just as for temperatures, no new precipitations records were set.

Fairbanks August 2011

InFairbanks the average temperature was 57.2°F, 1.1°F above the long term mean for August. The high temperature for the month was 76°F on the 4thof August, while the lowest temperature of 40°F was observed on the 8thof the month. In general it was found that the whole month was close to normal and no new daily records, be it maxima or minima, were observed during August.

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.


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