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Utqiaġvik January 2014


Barrow's mean temperature for January was -6.2°F, 7.2°F warmer than the normal of -13.4°F. The warmest temperature occurred at the end of the month, 19°F on the 31st, while the coldest was a low -38°F on the 16th

January's precipitation was 0.18", 0.05" above the 0.13" normal.  Snowfall totaled 3.4", only 0.8" higher than the expected 2.6". The average wind speed was 15.9 mph, with the highest recorded wind speed occurring on the 1st and 2nd, measured at 44 mph from an easterly direction.