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Utqiaġvik March 2011


For the 8th consecutive month, Barrow has reported an average temperature above the long-term mean. The average in March was -6.4°F, this is 7.3°F above average. The warmest temperature for the month was 19°F on the 23rd, and the lowest temperature for the month was -27°F recorded on the 13th. The precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.28”, more than three times the normal amount of just 0.9” and snowfall measured 3.9”, more than doubling the normal snowfall amount of just 1.7”. The mean monthly wind speed was measured as 8.8 mph, with a gust of 30 mph occurring on the 31st.