Near Record Warm June at Kotzebue

Kotzebue June Temperatures

Kotzebue June Temperatures

June 2018

Very early melt-out of sea ice in Kotzebue Sound, with nearly all the ice gone by the end of May helped boost June temperatures on coastal areas of Alaska along the southern Chukchi Sea. At Kotzebue, the average temperature for the month was  52.9°F (11.6°C). This is more than 7°F (4°C) warmer than normal and the second warmest June of record. Only June 2004 was warmer with an average temperature of 53.4°F (11.9°C). Climate observations have been made with only a few breaks at Kotzebue since 1936. 

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