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Anchorage August 2013


Anchorage was 0.7°F above the normal temperature, with a mean of 57.4°F for the month of August. On the 13th the warmest temperature of the month was recorded at 71°F. The coolest temperature for the month was 41°F, observed on the 25th. Temperatures were close to normal throughout the month.

Precipitation totaled 5.42" for Anchorage, 67% above the expected amount. A total of 1.23" of rain fell on the 11th, breaking the old daily record of 0.82" from 1991. The fastest wind speed for the month was 44 mph, observed on the 3rd, from a southeasterly direction, while the average wind speed was 6.2 mph.