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Utqiaġvik April 2011


For the first time in the last nine consecutive months, Barrow has reported an average temperature below the long-term mean. The average in April was -1.0°F, this is 0.5°F below average. The warmest temperature for the month was 26°F on the 18th, and the lowest temperature for the month was -25°F recorded on the 7th, The precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.02", more than 80% below the normal value of 0.12" and snowfall measured 1.3", 0.8" below the normal snowfall amount of 2.1". The mean monthly wind speed was measured as 10.4 mph, with a gust of 32 mph occurring on the 18th.