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Anchorage May 2011


Anchorage recorded an average temperature of 48.4°F, 1.5°F above normal. The highest temperatures for May were 70°F on the 26 and 27th and the low of 29°F occurred on the 1st. On the following day the last frost for the season was observed at 30°F. Precipitation was reported at 0.35", of which more than half fell on one day, the 4th and from the 9th to the 30thno measurable precipitation was recorded. The monthly amount represents only half of the expected value. An average wind speed of 7.8 mph and a gust of 43 mph on the 20th were noted.