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Utqiaġvik November 2011


Barrow reported an average temperature in November of -0.2°F, below but relatively close to the normal of 0.7°F. A maximum temperature of 28°F occurred on the 1st, and a minimum temperature of -23°F was observed on the 23rd of November. Particularly during the middle of the month, seasonally above normal temperatures occurred. No new temperature extremes were observed during November. Precipitation in Barrow, which is low like all of Northern Alaska, totaled 0.23", very close to the normal of 0.21". This represents 7.9" of snow. The amount of 0.07" water-equivalent (1.5" of snow) on the 1st of the month tied the old record for this day. The mean monthly wind speed was 11.9 mph and a gust of 53 mph occurred on the 9th.