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Utqiaġvik April 2015


Barrow had a monthly mean temperature for April 4.9°F above normal, with an observed temperature of 6.7°F.  The warmest temperature for this month was 29°F occurring on both the 23rd and 24th and the lowest was -13°F on the 15th.

There was more precipitation than normal this month, with 0.46" of precipitation measured, 0.30" above the 0.16" normally expected. The total of 0.19" that fell on the 22nd broke the daily record for that day, set in 1961, by 0.06". Snowfall, however, was much heavier than normal with 7.2" of snow 225% of the 3.2" normal.  The highest wind speed was 42 mph on the 8th, blowing from a northeasterly direction, while the mean wind speed was 12.2 mph.