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2021 February Monthly Report


Highlights

Much colder February across most of Alaska with particularly cold temperatures in the Interior.

Less than normal precipitation along parts of the Panhandle and the north/northwestern part of the state.

Regions from the West Coast to the Interior received significant above normal snowfall. Fairbanks doubled its snow depth in February.

Arctic sea ice tracked well below average for February, but by month’s end was higher than levels recorded in recent years.