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Anchorage January 2012


Anchorage recorded an average temperature of 2.5°F, strongly below the normal of 17.1°F. The maximum temperature of the month occurred on the 11thwith 38°F, while a minimum temperature of -13°F was observed on the 29th. The observed temperatures were below normal for most of the month (with the exception of a warm spell around the 10thof January), and resulted in the fourth coldest January on record no new daily records were set.
Precipitation was reported at 1.31", which is 79% above the normal value. On 19 days of the month at least some snow was reported, and the monthly mean cloudiness was 60%. The average monthly wind speed was calculated as 5.4 mph.