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Utqiaġvik March 2015


Barrow in March observed a monthly mean of -11.0°F, 1.7°F above normal. The warmest temperature was 15°F on the 3rd, while the coldest was -35°F on the 12th and 13th.

0.28" of precipitation was measured this March, 0.19" above the expected 0.09". Over half of this precipitation fell on the 3rd, where the 0.10 that was measured broke the old 1976 record for the day by 0.02". Snowfall was also higher than normal, with 3.4" measured, 162% of normal. The average wind speed was 11.7 mph while the highest wind speed was 45 mph on the 31st from an easterly direction.