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Anchorage February 2016


Anchorage had a mean monthly temperature this February of 29.9°F, 9.7°F above its normal of 20.2°F. The highest temperature for the month was 46°F on the 25th. Three high temperature records were tied this month as well, on the 13th (42°F set in 1978), the 25th (46°F, also set in 1978), and on the 29th (40°F set in 1968). The lowest temperature for the month was 14°F occurring on the 1st, 2nd, and 19th.

Precipitation was less than normal, with 0.30" measured, 0.42" less than normal. Snowfall was a mere 1.8", just 17% of the normal of 10.9". The average wind speed was 5.6 mph while the highest wind speed was 45 mph from a southeasterly direction on the 28th.