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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:06 AM AKDT on July 01, 2016


... Anchorage International Airport climate highlights for June
2016...

... 3rd warmest June on record...
... 10th wettest June on record...
... 5th least snowiest snow season ends...

... Temperature...

June 2016 was the third warmest June on record with an average
temperature of 59.0 degrees. This is 3.8 degrees above the normal
of 55.2 degrees. The top 5 warmest junes on record are:

1) 2015- average temperature of 59.5 degrees
2) 2013- average temperature of 59.4 degrees
3) 2016- average temperature of 59.0 degrees
4) 1984- average temperature of 58.8 degrees
5) 2001- average temperature of 58.1 degrees

All 6 months of 2016 thus far have had above normal temperatures.

The average high in June 2016 was 66.7 degrees. The normal high is
62.8 degrees. The average low in June 2016 was 51.4 degrees. The
normal low is 47.7 degrees.

Only 2 days in June observed below normal temperatures. They
occurred on the 6th and 10th.

The warmest high temperature observed during the month was 78
degrees, which occurred on the 16th.

The coldest low temperature observed during the month was 42
degrees, which occurred on the 7th.

June 2016 had 8 days where the high got to 70 degrees or higher.
This ties 1986 and 1984 for the 9th most 70+ degree days in June.
June 2016 had 8 nights where the low got into the 40s. This is the
record fewest number of nights in June with lows in the 40s,
surpassing 9 nights in June 1967. The last time Anchorage
International Airport recorded a temperature in the 40s was on the
12th.

... Precipitation...

June 2016 recorded 1.71 inches of precipitation. The normal
precipitation for June is 0.97 inches. June 2016 was the 10th
wettest June on record. This ends a 2 month streak of months
recording below normal precipitation. The wettest day of the
month was the 6th, on which 1.03 inches of precipitation was
recorded.

For the year, Anchorage International Airport has recorded 3.87
inches of precipitation through the end of June. The normal annual
precipitation to date is 4.21 inches.

... End of the 2015-2016 snow season...

The 2015-2016 snow season was the 5th least snowiest snow season
on record. A snow season is defined as the cumulative sum of all
the snowfall from July 1st through June 30th of the following
year. The 2015-2016 snow season ended with a grand total snowfall
of 38.3 inches. The normal snow season snowfall is 74.5 inches.
The 2015-2016 snow season only recorded 51.4% of the normal snow
for the season. The 2015-2016 snow season was the third
consecutive snow season with below normal snowfall. The 5 least
snowiest snow seasons are:

1) 2014-2015- 25.1 inches
2) 1957-1958- 30.4 inches
3) 1980-1981- 32.9 inches
4) 2002-2003- 36.8 inches
5) 2015-2016- 38.3 inches

... June 2015 vs. June 2016...

Compared to last year, June 2016 was wetter and slightly cooler
than June 2015.

59.0 degree average temperature in 2016 vs. 59.5 in 2015
1.71 inches total precipitation in 2016 vs. 0.93 in 2015
neither June recorded any snowfall.
Snow season totals: 38.3 inches in 2016 vs. 25.1 in 2015

... Daily temperature records set or tied in June 2016...

Type... ... ... ..date... new record... old record (year)

High minimum... 02nd... 52 degrees... 52 degrees (2015)
high minimum... 15th... 55 degrees... 55 degrees (1986)

No low temperature records were set.

... Daily precipitation records set in June 2016

Type... ... ... ... date... new record... .old record (year)

Precipitation... 06th... 1.03 inches... 0.73 inches (1988)

... Highlights for July 2016...

Normal average temperature: 58.8 degrees
normal average high temp: 65.4 degrees
normal average low temp: 52.2 degrees
normal precipitation: 1.83 inches

Beginning of month daylight: 19 hours 9 minutes
aphelion (point when Earth is furthest from the sun): July 4th
new moon: July 4th
19 hours of daylight: July 4th
full moon: July 19th
18 hours of daylight: July 20th
end of month daylight: 17 hours 7 minutes


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