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Juneau November 2011


In Juneau, the average November temperature was 29.7°F, 3.7°F below the long-term mean of 33.4°F. The maximum temperatures for the month (43°F) occurred on the 1st and the minimum temperature (7°F) was recorded on the 20th November. Precipitation totaled 7.68", 1.69" above the long-term mean. Due to the colder temperatures, a higher percentage of the precipitation fell as snow, and a total of 50.2" were measured, more than 3 times the average amount. On the 5th November, 5.3" were recorded at the airport, smashing the old record of 1.0" set in 1984. On the 14th 11.6" snow fell, more than doubling the old record of 5.3" set in 2009. This storm led to the closure of public schools on this day. As might be deduced from the high precipitation amount in Southeast Alaska, sky cover averaged 90%, with 2 clear days, 4 partly cloudy days and 24 cloudy days. Average wind speed at Juneau Airport was 8.4 mph with a highest wind gust of a substantial 53 mph on the 1st November. Due to this storm, power outages were reported for 5,000 customers on November 1st.