Near Record Warm Autumn at Utqiaġvik (Barrow)

November 2017

With open water in the Chukchi Sea to the west of Utqiaġvik (Barrow) virtually the entire autumn, it's not surprising that 2017 ended up as the third warmest September through November autumn season in the past 98 years. The average temperature of 25.4°F (-3.7°C) was 8.7°F (4.8°C) above normal. The only milder autumns were in 1998 at 25.8°F (-3.4°C) and 2016 at 26.0°F (-3.3°C). Climate observations have been made at Utqiaġvik since autumn 1920. 

High Temperatures
Seasonal and Longer

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