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Utqiaġvik February 2013


For Barrow, February had a below normal mean temperature with a value of ‑18.3°F, a deviation of 4.1°F below the normal of -14.2°F. Temperatures started the month around average, then stayed mostly below normal till the 23rd of the month. The lowest temperature (-39°F) occurred on the 7th, while the highest temperature (-6°F) was reported on the 28th.
Precipitation in Barrow (0.07") was light at just 50% of the normal value of 0.14". The average wind speed was 13.9 mph, while the maximum gust (45 mph) occurred on the 23rd, blowing from an easterly direction.