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Utqiaġvik October 2013


Barrow observed a mean temperature of 24.7°F for the month, 7.5°F above normal. A nice 35°F was the highest temperature recorded this October, which occurred on the 18th. Meanwhile on the 31st, the coolest temperature for the month was observed, a chilly -2°F. Temperatures tended to stay well above normal amounts for most of the month.

Precipitation totaled 0.67", 0.26 above normal (163%). Trace or more amount of precipitation was measured on 28 days of the month. The mean monthly wind speed was recorded as 11.1 mph with the highest gust (43 mph) measured on the 8th, blowing from an easterly direction.