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Utqiaġvik December 2014


Barrow in December was slightly warmer than normal, with a monthly mean temperature of -6.8°F, 1.0°F above normal. The warmest temperature observed for the month was 26°F on the 29th, part of a remarkably warmer than normal 2-day stretch. The coldest temperature was a chilly -28°F on the 27th.

December's precipitation was slightly higher than normal with 0.20" of precipitation recorded, 0.06" above the normal of 0.14". 0.11" of this fell on the 28th breaking the record for that day, set in 1903, by .06". Snowfall was near normal with 3.0" of snowfall for the month, 0.5" less than normal. The highest wind speed was 49 mph on the 28th, from a southeasterly direction, while the average wind speed was 13.4 mph.