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Utqiaġvik February 2012


Barrow reported an average temperature in February of -12.2°F, 2.0°F above normal. The beginning and end of the month had temperatures that were seasonally below normal, while the rest were above the long-term average. The maximum temperature occurred on the 6thwith 11°F, and the lowest temperature of -44°F was observed on the first day of February. No new temperature records were observed during February.
Precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.21", a low value typical for the North Slope. It was nevertheless 0.07" above normal. For the month, 6" of snow fell, more than double the normal of 2.6". The mean monthly wind speed was 10.7 mph and a gust of 32 mph occurred on the 5th, blowing from a northeasterly direction.