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Ketchikan December 2011


Ketchikan's average temperature of 36.6°F in December was nearly identical with the November temperature of 36.4°F. However, in contrast to the previous month, when below seasonal temperatures were reported, the mean December temperature was by 1.3°F above the long-term average. The highest temperature of the month measured 49°F on the 19th, while the low temperature of 24°F occurred on the 7th of the month. The temperatures followed more closely the long-term mean than other stations in Alaska for this month and no new temperature extremes were observed. Monthly precipitation was measured at 14.66", just slightly above the expected amount of 14.23". The highest daily amount occurred on the 19th with 1.66".