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Anchorage January 2016


Anchorage had a mean monthly temperature of 27.0°F in January, 9.9°F above normal. The highest temperature for the month was 41°F on both the 5th and 27th while the lowest temperature was 10°F on 15th.

Precipitation was lighter than normal, with 0.28" measured and 0.73" expected. Snowfall was also much lighter than normal, with just 3.5" observed, 7.8" less than normal. The average wind speed was 5.2 mph while the highest wind speed was 43 mph on the 2nd, from a southeasterly direction.