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2021 May Monthly Report


Colder May throughout the Interior of the state and warmer than usual temperatures along the West coast.

Much less precipitation than usual for areas along the west coast and the North Slope for the month.

Juneau and Anchorage set new precipitation records for the month of May.

At the end of the month, 121 fires had burned across the state of Alaska.

Sea ice extent is the 9th lowest in the satellite record for the month of May.