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2022 June Monthly Report


Highlights

Wildfires are raging across the state with record extents. About 450 wildfires burn almost two million acres by the end of June. Fires and smoke affect the population especially in Interior Alaska.

Drier than normal conditions across most of the state for the third month in a row, with near record low precipitation across parts of the Cook Inlet region.

Warmer than normal June for most of Alaska; Anchorage had its 2nd hottest June on record, narrowly missing the 2019 record.

Drought conditions have developed across the state, with severe drought in the northern Cook Inlet.

The average arctic sea ice extent for June ranks as 10th lowest in the satellite record.