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2021 December Monthly Report


Highlights

Extreme precipitation and rain-on-snow along the West Coast and the Interior.  Heavy snowfall, freezing rain, and rain contributed to regional records of total annual precipitation.

A new statewide high temperature record of 67°F set a Kodiak on December 26.

Warmer than usual temperatures for the Interior and southwestern Alaska, and much cooler than usual across the Panhandle.

More precipitation than usual for much of the state, with much less than usual for the southern coast.

The December average sea ice extent was the 13th lowest on record.