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Utqiaġvik February 2011


For the 7th consecutive month, Barrow has reported an average temperature above the long-term mean. The average in February was -6.1°F, this is a substantial 9.8°F above average. The warmest temperature for the month was 29°F on the 24th, a record high temperature, smashing the old record of 21°F set in 1982. The lowest temperature for the month was -29°F recorded on the 15th. The precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.62", more than five times the amount of the long-term mean of just 0.12" and snowfall measured 10.6", far surpassing the normal snowfall amount of just 1.9".