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2020 August Monthly Report


  • Very warm August throughout the state with St. Paul Island setting new record high average temperature.
  • Very wet august in Juneau and Ketchikan with drought conditions on the West coast.
    • Kotzebue and Utqiagvik extremely dry.
    • Kodiak drier than typical conditions for the summer.
  • Overall Arctic sea ice is at the second lowest extent since record began in 1979.