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2021 January Monthly Report


Highlights

Very warm January across the state of Alaska with particularly high temperatures in the Interior.

Lower than normal precipitation for the interior part of the state, especially Fairbanks; higher than normal precipitation was observed for the Panhandle.

Fairbanks remains incredibly dry, receiving only 5% of its normal snowfall for this time of year.

The January average sea ice extent was the 6th lowest in the satellite record.