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Utqiaġvik August 2016


August’s mean monthly temperature for Barrow was 39.7°F, 0.7°F above normal. The highest temperature for the month was 64°F on the 27th, which also set a record for that day, breaking the old 1929 record by 1°F. The lowest temperature was 30°F on both the 4th and 19th.

Precipitation was lighter than normal with 0.84” measured, and 1.05” expected. Snowfall, however, was heavier than normal with 2.2” of snow measured, and 0.9” expected. The average wind speed was 12.6 mph, while the highest wind speed was 38 mph on the 18th, blowing from a southwesterly direction.