Gulkana Airport was soaked with 4.31" (109mm) of rain in August. This is more than twice normal and is the second highest August rainfall in more than 75 years of climate observations. The only wetter August was in 1973, when 4.94" of rain fell.
Northway was soaked with 5.28" (134mm) of rain in August. This is more than three times the normal rainfall and is the second highest August total in more than 70 years of climate observations. The only wetter August was in 1944, when 6.42" (163mm) of rain fell. Climate observations have been made at Northway since the autumn of 1942.
Yakutat was soaked with 6.94" (176mm) of rain on August 6 and 7. While not a record, this was the greatest two-day rainfall in summer in more than a decade: August 23-24, 2005 there was 9.28" (236mm) of rain.
The low temperature at Bettles on August 15 was 29°F (-2°C). This just breaks the previous record for the date of 30°F (-1°C) set in 1973.
The low temperature at Anchorage Airport on August 5 of 62°F (17°C) was a new record high minimum temperature for the date, breaking the previous record of 59°F (15°C) set in 1997. More significantly, this tied with August 10, 1994 for the highest daily minimum temperature of record in August.
The temperature on July 3 rose to 77°F (25°C) at Kodiak. This is a new record high for the date, breaking the previous record of 75°F (24°C) set in 1999 and 1979.
The high temperature of 80°F (27°C) at the Anchorage Airport on July 3 was a new record for the date. The previous record high was 79°F (26°C) set in 1979.
The low temperature at Fort Greely near Delta Junction on July 26 was 66°F (19°C). This easily broke the previous highest minimum temperature for the date of 60°F (16°C) set in 2009, and is also the second highest July low temperature of record. Only July 29, 2009, with a low of 68°F (20°C) is higher. Climate observations have been made at Ft. Greely since 1941.
The low temperature at Kotzebue on July 30 of 64°F (18°C) is a record high low temperature for the date, breaking the previous record of 58F set in 1977. More significantly, this also ties for the second highest (reliable) daily low temperature of record. There have been three days in the past 75 years with a low temperature of 65F (18C) and six days with a low of 64F (18C).
Flurries or mixed rain and snow at Utqiaġvik (Barrow) in July is not unusual. However, more than a dusting in July is much less common. On July 7, rain turned to snow in the evening and a couple inches of slushy snow accumulated on elevated surfaces. This is the greatest July snow since July 4, 1963, when 2.9" of snow fell.
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