Alaska Climate Research Center

Home > City Summaries > Utqiaġvik March 2012

Utqiaġvik March 2012


Barrow reported an average temperature of -21.6°F in March, 8.9°F below normal. All of the month was seasonally below normal, with the exception of 2 days (the 11thand 12th), when strong westerly flow advected warm air. On the 11th, the maximum temperature was reported at 3°F, while the lowest temperature of -35°F was observed on the 5thof March. No new temperature records were observed during the month.
Precipitation in Barrow totaled 0.01", an extremely low value, representing only 11% of the expected value. The mean monthly wind speed was 8.9 mph and a gust of 28 mph occurred on the 23rd, blowing from a northeasterly direction.