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Utqiaġvik April 2013


For Barrow, April had a below normal mean temperature with a value of 0.6°F, a deviation of 1.2°F below the normal of 1.8°F. Temperatures were varied throughout the month. The lowest temperature (-26°F) occurred on the 7th, while the highest temperature (28°F) was reported on the 23rd. Despite the general warming trend for Barrow, April, like February, marks another month where the mean monthly temperature for Barrow has had a negative deviation. Precipitation in Barrow (0.19") was 0.03" above normal value of 0.16". A total of 0.07" of water equivalent fell in the 27th, and tied the record from 1973. Snowfall was also above normal at 5.2", 2.0" above normal. Trace amounts or more of snow fell on 19 days during the month. The average wind speed was 11.0 mph, while the maximum gust (45 mph) occurred on the 22nd, blowing from a southwesterly direction.