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Utqiaġvik September 2014


In September Barrow's monthly mean temperature was measured at 33.3°F 1.2°F above normal. The highest temperature for the month was 50°F on the 7th, while the lowest was 18°F, observed on the 26th.

1.06" of precipitation were observed 0.34" above normal. 0.42" of this precipitation fell on the 2nd, setting a new precipitation record for that day, breaking the 1996 record by 0.02". Snowfall was also heavier than normal with 9.5" observed, 5.1" above the normal of 4.4". A new snow record was also set on the 2nd, when 4.4" of snowfall was measured, completely shattering the old 1925 record of 0.8" by 3.6". The average wind speed for the month was 14.7 mph, with a highest wind speed of 44 mph on the 3rd from a northwesterly direction.