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Utqiaġvik November 2012


Barrow experienced the eighth month in a row with above normal temperatures this November. The mean value was 5.9°F, a positive deviation of 5.2°F above the normal of 0.7°F. Temperatures tended at or above normal for the month. The lowest temperature (-16°F) occurred on the 22nd, while the highest temperature (29°F) was reported on the 8th and 9th.
Precipitation in Barrow (0.48") was heavy at 129% above the normal value of 0.21". Snowfall totaled 14.8", 9.1" above normal. Trace amounts or more of precipitation was recorded on 27 days of the month. The average wind speed was 10.1 mph, while the maximum gust (39 mph) occurred on the 13th, blowing from a westerly direction.