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Utqiaġvik January 2013


For Barrow, January had above normal mean temperature with a value of ‑8.6°F, a deviation of 4.8°F above the normal of -13.4°F. Temperatures started the month warm, then stayed about normal till the end of the month. The lowest temperature (-26°F) occurred on the 11th, while the highest temperature (9°F) was reported on the 4th.
Precipitation in Barrow (0.06") was light at just 46% of the normal value of 0.13". The average wind speed was 17.0 mph, while the maximum gust (61 mph) occurred on the 13th, blowing from an easterly direction.