The mean average annual temperature in 2011 for the 20 stations was 32.5°F, a small negative departure of 0.4°F from the 30-year normal of 32.9°F.
Colder than normal temperatures settled in across most of Alaska throughout much of November.
The mean average annual temperature in 2012 for the 20 stations was 30.0°F, a substantial negative departure of 2.9°F from the 30-year normal of 32.9°F.
Colder than normal temperatures dominated much of the state this October; this was especially true in the latter half of the month.
Repeated early autumn storms pounded Southcentral Alaska in September, bringing high winds and rain to the region that resulted in wind damage and flooding.
Below normal temperatures settled across most of Alaska for August.
Nearly universally below normal temperatures developed across most of Alaska for July.
A mix of high and low temperatures and precipitation across Alaska marked June 2012.
In contrast to April, a month that recorded above normal temperatures, May 2012 was seasonably too cold.
In contrast to March, which recorded below normal temperatures, April 2012 was seasonably too warm.
Much like November, colder than normal temperatures were the norm for Alaska, with all twenty first-order stations reporting temperatures below the expected values.
Frigid temperatures settled across much of Alaska in January.
February ushered in relief from the brutal cold of January, but brought with the warmer temperatures more winter storms.