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Utqiaġvik April 2014


Barrow in April was 2.0°F warmer than normal with an observed monthly mean of 3.8°F. As with many stations this month, the highest temperature for the month was observed toward the end, with 34°F recorded on the 30th. The lowest observed temperature this month was -28°F on the 9th.

Precipitation for April was slightly more than normal, with 0.30" of precipitation recorded, 0.14" above normal, with 0.12" observed on the 23rd, breaking the 0.10" 1904 record for that day. Snowfall was near normal, with 3.8" observed, just 0.6" above normal. The greatest wind speed for the month was 47 mph from an easterly direction on the 29th. The average wind speed was 9.2 mph.