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2021 August Monthly Report


Highlights

At the beginning of the month, new high temperature records were set, most notably in Fairbanks with a record high of 89 degrees Fahrenheit.

Overall, average temperatures were cooler than usual for the month for most of the state.

Significant precipitation was recorded across the Interior of the State and the Panhandle.

Significant precipitation, including snowfall in the Brooks Range, effectively led to the end of the wildfire season

Much slower decline in Arctic sea ice extent was observed for the month due to low pressure area over the Beaufort Sea, keeping temperatures low.