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Upcoming Webinars

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM AKST
Rick Thoman, National Weather Service
We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for February and the remaining winter season.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM AKST
Davin Holen, Coastal Community Resilience Specialist, Alaska Sea Grant
Adapt Alaska is a website developed by a collaborative to create a space for discussion between communities, tribes, agencies, and nonprofits to enable communities to successfully adapt to rapidly changing landscape, ocean, & climate conditions across AK.
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM AKST
Rick Thoman, National Weather Service
We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for March and the spring season.
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM AKDT
Rick Thoman, National Weather Service
We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for April and the late spring/early summer season.
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM AKDT
Rick Thoman, National Weather Service
We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for May and the early summer season.

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2017: Second Warmest Year at Utqiaġvik (Barrow)

2017: Second Warmest Year at Utqiaġvik (Barrow)

December 2017

2017 was the second warmest year of record at Utqiaġvik (Barrow) with an average temperature of 18.3°F (-7.6°C). This is 12.1°F (6.7°C) warmer than normal and is much warmer than any other year of record except for 2016, when the average temperature was 18.9°F (-7.3°C). Climate observations have been made at Utqiaġvik (Barrow) since autumn 1920.