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Utqiaġvik January 2016


January mean monthly temperature for Barrow was -0.3°F, a whopping 13.1°F above normal. The highest temperature for the month was 28°F on the 6th, while the lowest was -24°F on the 22nd.

Precipitation was slightly higher than normal, with 0.30" measured, 0.13" above normal. Snowfall was also higher than normal, with 4.5" observed, 1.9" above normal. The highest wind speed was 38 mph on the 27th from an easterly direction, while the average wind speed was 14.3 mph.