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Utqiaġvik August 2011


Barrow reported an average temperature in August of 42.1°F, 3.2°F above normal, the highest positive deviation of the 8 cities reviewed for this summary. The maximum temperature occurred on the 5thwith 58°F, and the lowest temperature of 33°F was observed on the 25thof August it is also somewhat remarkable that no frost occurred during the month of August. In general, the temperatures during the most of the month were close to normal, with the exception of the beginning and the end, when above normal temperatures occurred. No new records were observed during August.
Precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.82", 22% below the normal value. No snow was observed during the month. The mean monthly wind speed was 11.4 mph and a gust of 37 mph occurred on the 4th.