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Utqiaġvik March 2013


Barrow had the distinction of being the only station with a positive deviation from normal, ending up 5.3°F warmer than the expected -12.7°F. On the 11th the warmest temperature for the month was observed, at 12°F, while the coldest temperature occurred on the 23rd, a chilly -34°F.

Precipitation was much higher than normal, 0.52" water-equivalent or 556% of the normal amount, and snowfall was 15.8". On the 26th, the daily record for snow and precipitation was broken, with 3.1" and 0.27" respectively. The greatest wind speed was measured on 8thof March at 51 mph, blowing from an east northeasterly direction, while the average wind speed was 15.5 mph.