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.
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.
In a complete reversal from December 2012, January 2013 temperatures were decidedly above normal across the entire state with all twenty first order stations reporting above expected mean temperatures...
Frigid temperatures settled across much of Alaska in January.
Warmer than normal temperature from January continued across much of the state for February 2013...
February ushered in relief from the brutal cold of January, but brought with the warmer temperatures more winter storms.
Temperatures continued their monthly flip-flop from above normal to below normal.
In contrast to the beginning of this year, which observed mostly above normal temperatures, March 2013 was colder than normal.
In contrast to March, which recorded below normal temperatures, April 2012 was seasonably too warm.
Winter lingered across Alaska in April with seasonably colder than normal temperatures reported at all 20 first order stations.
In contrast to April, a month that recorded above normal temperatures, May 2012 was seasonably too cold.