Anchorage April 2016

Anchorage had a mean monthly temperature of 43.5°F in April, 6.7°F above normal. This was also the warmest April on record for the city. The highest temperature for the month was 58°F occurring on both the 21st, which set a record for that day, breaking the old 2014 record by 3°F, and 24th. Seven other daily high records events were noted: On the 1st the high of 51°F tied the old record from 1995, then on the 7th, a high of 53°F was recorded, breaking the old record, set in just last year, by 3°F, on the next day the high of 51°F tied the record from 1990. The 55°F measured on the 12th broke the old 1997 record by 3°F, then the next day the 53°F broke the old 2000 record by 2°F, and then on the 14th the 54°F recorded broke the 1965 record by 3°F. Finally, the high of 22°F on the 22nd tied the record from two years ago. The lowest temperature for the month was 29°F on both the 4th and 8th.


Precipitation was just 4% of normal, with 0.02" measured and 0.47" expected. No snowfall was recorded by 4.0" are normally expected. The highest wind speed was 40 mph, occurring on the 13th from a southerly direction, and on the 23rd from a southeasterly direction. The average wind speed was 7.3 mph.