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2021 July Monthly Report


Highlights

Significant weather and temperature contrasts persisted between the West Coast and the Eastern Interior. Warmer than usual temperatures were observed for parts of the Interior, the North Slope and the Panhandle with cooler than usual temperatures along the West Coast.

New precipitation records were observed along the West Coast of the state. Kotzebue’s precipitation total is the highest monthly precipitation on record for the month of July.

While a relatively moderate fire season so far, a few large wildfires and smoke have threatened Alaska’s Interior. Widely dispersed smoke from devastating wildfires in Siberia mixed with local smoke.