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Anchorage October 2011


Anchorage recorded an average temperature of 36.8°F, 2°F above the long-term mean. The maximum temperature of the month occurred on the 3rd and 8th of October at 51°F, while a minimum temperature of 15°F was observed on the last day of the month. No new records were set, and the observed temperatures followed fairly closely the expected values. Precipitation was reported at 1.70", somewhat below the normal value of 2.03". The mean monthly cloudiness was relatively high (70%) and during the whole month only 2 clear day were observed. An average monthly wind speed of 5.4 mph was recorded and a top gust of 45 mph occurred on the 25th.