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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
418 AM AKST SUN DEC 2 2018

...ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR NOVEMBER
2018...

...7TH WARMEST NOVEMBER...
...10TH LEAST SNOWIEST SNOW SEASON TO DATE...
...20TH WETTEST NOVEMBER...
...20TH LEAST SNOWIEST NOVEMBER...

THE TOTAL PERIOD OF RECORD INCLUDES 66 NOVEMBERS.

...TEMPERATURE...

NOVEMBER 2018 WAS THE 7TH WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 30.1 DEGREES. THIS IS 7.9 DEGREES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 22.2 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE HIGH IN NOVEMBER 2018 WAS 34.7 DEGREES, WHICH IS 6.9
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH OF 27.8 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS
25.6 DEGREES, WHICH IS 9.0 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL LOW OF 16.6
DEGREES.

25 DAYS IN NOVEMBER HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
4 DAYS IN NOVEMBER HAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
1 DAY IN NOVEMBER HAD NORMAL TEMPERATURES (WITHIN 1/2 DEGREE).

THE MOST ABOVE NORMAL DAY OCCURRED ON THE 26TH, AT 16.9 DEGREES
ABOVE THE NORMAL FOR THE DAY. THE MOST BELOW NORMAL DAY WAS ON THE
6TH AT 3.5 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL FOR THE DAY.

THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE IN NOVEMBER WAS 45 DEGREES, WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 13TH. THIS TIES MULTIPLE YEARS FOR THE 22ND
WARMEST MONTHLY HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD.

THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE IN NOVEMBER WAS 14 DEGREES, WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 6TH. THIS TIES 2014 FOR THE 5TH WARMEST MONTHLY
LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD.

TOP 6 WARMEST MONTHLY LOW TEMPERATURES IN NOVEMBER
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1) 20 DEGREES- 2002
2-4) 16 DEGREES- 2007, 1979, 1957
5,6) 14 DEGREES- 2018, 2014

...PRECIPITATION...

NOVEMBER 2018 WAS THE 20TH WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD, RECORDING A
SUM OF 1.46 INCHES TOTAL PRECIPITATION FALLING DURING THE MONTH.
THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER IS 1.16 INCHES. THE WETTEST
DAY OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 11TH, WHEN 0.89 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL. THIS WAS THE 4TH WETTEST NOVEMBER DAY IN
ANCHORAGE ON RECORD.

TOP 5 WETTEST DAYS IN NOVEMBER
------------------------------ 
1) 1.16 INCHES- NOVEMBER 18, 1964
2) 1.10 INCHES- NOVEMBER 10, 2013
3) 0.95 INCHES- NOVEMBER 19, 1964
4) 0.89 INCHES- NOVEMBER 11, 2018
5) 0.77 INCHES- NOVEMBER 10, 1981

13 OUT OF 30 DAYS IN NOVEMBER RECORDED A TRACE OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.

...SNOWFALL AND SNOW SEASON...

NOVEMBER 2018 WAS THE 20TH LEAST SNOWIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD, WITH
JUST 4.8 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED DURING THE MONTH. THIS IS 8.3 
INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 13.1 INCHES FOR THE MONTH. THE SNOWIEST
DAY WAS ON NOVEMBER 28TH, WHEN 2.4 INCHES OF NEW SNOW WERE 
MEASURED.

5 OUT OF 30 DAYS IN NOVEMBER HAD MEASURABLE SNOWFALL.
2 OF THOSE 5 DAYS HAD SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 INCH OR MORE.

ON AVERAGE, NOVEMBER HAS 4 DAYS WHEN 1 INCH OR MORE OF SNOW FALLS.

TO DATE, SNOW SEASON 2018-2019 IS THE 10TH LEAST SNOWIEST SNOW
SEASON, WITH A TOTAL SNOWFALL OF JUST 5.2 INCHES. THIS DROPS ONE 
PLACE FROM OCTOBER. THE NORMAL SNOW SEASON SNOWFALL TO DATE IS
21.4 INCHES.

...NOVEMBER 2018 VS. NOVEMBER 2017...

NOVEMBER 2018 WAS MUCH WARMER AND WETTER, BUT LESS SNOWY THAN
NOVEMBER 2017.

30.1 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN 2018 VS. 20.9 DEGREES IN 2017.
1.46 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN 2018 VS. 0.71 INCHES IN 2017.
SNOWFALL: 4.8 INCHES OF SNOW IN 2018 VS. 7.8 INCHES IN 2017.
SNOW SEASON: 5.2 INCHES OF SNOW IN 2018 VS. 8.3 INCHES IN 2017.

...DAILY RECORDS SET IN NOVEMBER 2018...

TYPE............DATE...NEW RECORD...OLD RECORD (YEAR)

HIGH MINIMUM....18TH...36 DEGREES....36 DEGREES (1967)
PRECIPITATION...11TH...0.89 INCHES...0.35 INCHES (2007)

NO HIGH MAXIMUM, LOW TEMPERATURE, NOR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET IN
NOVEMBER 2018.

...DAILY RECORDS COUNT FOR 2018 (CHANGE)...

HIGH MAXIMUM....20 (0)
HIGH MINIMUM....17 (+1)
LOW MAXIMUM.....0  (0)
LOW MINIMUM.....0  (0)
PRECIPITATION...3  (+1) 
SNOWFALL........2  (0)

...HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER 2018...

...MONTHLY AVERAGES...
MEAN TEMPERATURE: 19.0 DEGREES
HIGH: 24.8 DEGREES 
LOW: 13.2 DEGREES 
PRECIPITATION: 1.11 INCHES
SNOWFALL: 16.7 INCHES- SNOWIEST MONTH

AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 1 INCH OR MORE OF SNOW: 5
AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 2 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW: 3
AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 4 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW: 1

CALENDAR OF ASTRONOMY AND HOLIDAYS:

BEGINNING OF DECEMBER DAYLIGHT: 6 HOURS 6 MINUTES
LAST DAY WITH MORE THAN 6 HOURS DAYLIGHT: DECEMBER 2ND
NEW MOON: DECEMBER 6TH AT 10:20PM
SUNRISE AT 10AM: DECEMBER 9TH
FIRST QUARTER MOON: DECEMBER 15TH AT 2:49AM
EARLIEST SUNSET OF THE YEAR: DECEMBER 16TH AT 3:40PM
WINTER SOLSTICE: DECEMBER 21ST AT 1:22PM
WINTER SOLSTICE DAYLIGHT: 5 HOURS 28 MINUTES
FULL MOON: DECEMBER 22ND AT 8:48AM
CHRISTMAS DAY HOLIDAY: DECEMBER 25TH
LATEST SUNRISE OF THE YEAR: DECEMBER 26TH AT 10:15AM
FIRST DAY GAINING MORE THAN 1 MINUTE OF DAYLIGHT: DECEMBER 27TH
THIRD QUARTER MOON: DECEMBER 29TH AT 12:34AM
END OF DECEMBER DAYLIGHT: 5 HOURS 38 MINUTES
TOTAL MONTHLY DAYLIGHT LOSS: 28 MINUTES

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