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Utqiaġvik December 2016


The mean monthly temperature for Barrow in December was 0.1°F, 7.9°F above normal. This is a very substantial positive deviation for the most northern city in Alaska, and it was warmer than Fairbanks, located in the Interior. The highest temperature for the month was 26°F on the 30th, while the lowest was -23°F on the 4th.

Precipitation was double the normal amount, with 0.28” measured. Snowfall was slightly higher than normal, with 4.0” recorded, and 3.5” expected. The average wind speed was 13.7 mph while the highest was 56 mph from a southwesterly direction on the 30th.