March in Fairbanks was warmer than normal, with a recorded monthly mean of 15.5°F, 4.1°F above normal. The warmest temperature was 52°F on the 26th, which set a record for that day, breaking the 1970 record by 4°F, while the coldest -37°F on the 15th, almost 90°F colder than the highest temperature.
The precipitation for Fairbanks was higher than normal, with 0.49" recorded, 0.24" above the 0.25" that is expected. Snowfall was also higher than normal, with 8.1" measured, 165% of the normal 4.9". Over half of this snowfall, and nearly what is expected for the month, fell on the 7th, where 4.3" was measured, breaking the old 2012 record for that day by 1.6". Relatedly, the 0.28" water equivalent measured that day also broke the 2012 record for precipitation for the day by 0.11". The highest wind speed occurred on the 8th, measured at 30 mph from a westerly direction, while the average wind speed was just 1/10th of that, 3.0 mph.
The mean monthly temperature for Anchorage in March was 29.7°F, 3.1°F over the long-term monthly mean. The warmest temperature for the month was 49°F, occurring on the 17th, 28th, and 30th, while the coldest was -2°F occurring on the 14th. On the 24th, the 48°F that was observed broke the old 1974 record high for that day by 1°F. Daily record high temperatures were tied on the 17th, 27th and 30th.
Precipitation was higher than normal, with 0.77" measured, 0.17" over the expected amount. Most of the precipitation fell on the 7th with 0.51”, breaking the old daily record of 0.39” set in 2006. Snowfall however was very slight, especially compared to normal, with 0.2" observed, a whopping 9.7" below normal. The highest wind speed was 39 mph on the 16th, blowing from a southeasterly direction, while the average wind speed was calculated as 5.8 mph.
Barrow in March observed a monthly mean of -11.0°F, 1.7°F above normal. The warmest temperature was 15°F on the 3rd, while the coldest was -35°F on the 12th and 13th.
0.28" of precipitation was measured this March, 0.19" above the expected 0.09". Over half of this precipitation fell on the 3rd, where the 0.10 that was measured broke the old 1976 record for the day by 0.02". Snowfall was also higher than normal, with 3.4" measured, 162% of normal. The average wind speed was 11.7 mph while the highest wind speed was 45 mph on the 31st from an easterly direction.
Delta Junction's monthly mean temperature was 5.4°F above normal with an observed value of 19.9°F for the month. The highest temperature for the month was observed at 48°F on the 29th, while the lowest was a chilly -36°F on the 14th.
Precipitation was slightly lighter than normal, with 0.11" measured, 0.07" less than the expected 0.18".
The monthly mean temperature for Juneau was 37.1°F, 3.3°F above normal. The 30th reported the highest temperature for the month recorded at 52°F, while the lowest temperature for the month occurred on the 11th at 20°F.
Precipitation was higher than normal, with 4.52" measured, or 120% of normal. Contributing to that precipitation was the 0.70" that fell on the 5th, which broke the record for that day, previously set in 2010, by 0.07". However, snowfall was only 85% of the normal 11.6", with 9.9" recorded. The highest wind speed was 43 mph from a southeasterly direction on the 12th and the average wind speed was 7.0 mph.
The mean monthly temperature for Ketchikan was recorded at 42.7°F, 4.9°F above the normal mean of 37.8°F. The lowest temperature observed for the month was 27°F on the 16th, while just four days later, on the 20th, the highest temperature of 54°F was recorded.
13.23" of precipitation was measured for the month, 121% of normal.
King Salmon's monthly mean temperature was recorded at 30.4°F, 6.3°F above normal. The warmest temperature for the month was observed at 53°F on the 29th, which also broke the 1996 record for that day by 2°F. The coldest temperature was -11°F on the 14th. On the 19th, a temperature of 51°F was recorded which broke the record high for that day, set in 1983 by 1°F. Four days later, on the 23rd, the 51°F measured also broke the 1941 record for that day by 1°F.
Precipitation was heavier than normal, with 0.95" recorded, 0.25" more than normal. Snowfall was quite less than normal with a mere 5% of the expected amount, with 0.3" recorded. The average wind speed was 10.4 mph, and the highest wind speed was 44 mph, occurring on both the 2nd and the 15th, both from an easterly direction.
Kodiak's mean monthly temperature was 3.8°F above normal, with a mean of 36.6°F observed. The highest temperature for the month was 52°F which was recorded on the 29th, 7th, and 26th, while the lowest was 13°F observed on the 12th and 13th. The 47°F observed on the 5th broke the record for that day, set in 1996, by 1°F.
Precipitation was 136% of normal, with 7.53" measured compared to the 5.53" expected. 1.68" of that precipitation fell on the 2nd, which broke the old record for that day, set in 1968 by 0.8". Due to the warmer weather, just 1.5" of snowfall was measured, a mere 13% of the expected 11.3". The highest wind speed was 47 mph on the 25th, from a northeasterly direction, while the average wind speed was 12.3 mph.
The March monthly mean temperature for Nome was observed at 6.5°F, 3.8°F below the normal of 10.3°F. The highest temperature for the month was 31°F on the 6th, while the lowest was -24°F on the 13th.
Precipitation was slightly above normal, with 0.70" observed, just 0.05" above normal. Over half of that precipitation, 0.45", fell on the 6th, breaking the record for that day, set in 1921, by 0.21". Snowfall was near normal, with 8.8" measured, and 8.9" expected. 5.5" of this snowfall fell on the 6th, shattering the record for that day, set in 1954 by 3.3". The highest wind speed was 49 mph on the 7th from a westerly direction and the average wind speed was 5.1 mph.