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2020 November Monthly Report


Very warm November for the northern and northwestern parts of the state due to late development of sea ice near the coast and above average ocean temperatures.

Utqiagvik reported significantly higher than normal monthly temperature and precipitation. It is tied for 3rd warmest November on record.

Fairbanks received a record-breaking about of snow on November 5/6: 14 inches, or, nearly 60% of its total normal monthly snowfall in one event.

The November average daily sea ice extent is 3rd lowest on record in the Chukchi Sea and 2nd lowest on record in the Bering Sea in the 43-year satellite record.