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2020 September Monthly Report


  • Warm September throughout much of the state except for the regions along the Aleutian Islands and Bristol Bay, which recorded lower than normal temperatures for the month.
  • Kodiak was affected by extreme wind and precipitation events.
  • Kotzebue remains under moderate drought conditions for the month and the northern part of the state was abnormally dry.
  • Arctic sea ice reached the second-lowest extent in the 42-year satellite record.