King Salmon October 2011

King Salmon reported an average temperature of 37.6°F, substantially above the long-term mean of 33.5°F. The highest temperature in October was 53°F, recorded on the 1st and 4th of October. The low temperature of 20°F occurred on the 17th. No new temperature extremes were reported for the month. The precipitation total was measured as 3.25", far above the long-term mean of 1.17. On the 25th of October, 0.91" of precipitation were recorded, setting a new record. The old record of 0.54" for this specific day was set in 2004.

Nome October 2011

Nome reported a mean monthly temperature in October of 28.0°F, a negative deviation of 0.7°F from the long-term mean. The warmest monthly temperature was 44°F, observed on the 14th of October, while the coldest temperature occurred on the 30th of the month with a value of 0°F. The temperatures were seasonally colder at the beginning and end of the month, while they were above normal for middle of the month. No new temperature extremes were observed during October. Precipitation was in the expected range, totaling 1.55", was very close to the mean value of 1.61".

Barrow October 2011

Barrow reported an average temperature in October of 22.8°F, far above the normal of 17.2°F. This value represents the continuing trend of far above normal temperature values of the last two months. A maximum temperature of 33°F occurred on the 1st, 3rd, and 8th, and a minimum temperature of 6°F was observed on the 9th, 10th, and 29th of October. Seasonally above normal temperatures occurred during the middle of the month. No new temperature extremes were observed during October.

Ketchikan October 2011

Ketchikan's average temperature of 45.9°F in October was slightly (0.6°F) above the long-term mean. The highest temperature of the month measured 58°F on the 3rd, while the low temperature of 33°F occurred on the 14th of the month. The temperatures followed fairly closely the long-term mean and no new temperature extremes were observed. Monthly precipitation was measured at 24.13", above the expected amount of 19.22". Of note was the 29th of the month, with a total precipitation of 3.47".

Juneau October 2011

In Juneau, the average temperature was 42.2°F, very slightly below the long-term mean of 42.4°F for October. The maximum temperatures for the month (53°F) occurred on the 1st and the minimum temperature (28°F) occurred on the 3rd October. Precipitation totaled 7.39", which is somewhat below the normal of 8.63". As might be deduced from the high precipitation totals found in the Southeast Alaska, sky cover averaged 90%, with no clear days, 4 partly cloudy days and 27 cloudy days.

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