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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
351 PM AKST SAT FEB 9 2019

...ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR JANUARY
2019...

...LATEST FIRST SINGLE DIGIT LOW TEMPERATURE SET...
...16TH LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY...
...17TH WARMEST JANUARY...
...29TH WETTEST JANUARY...

THE TOTAL PERIOD OF RECORD INCLUDES 66 JANUARYS.

...TEMPERATURE...

JANUARY 2019 WAS THE 17TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 20.3 DEGREES. THIS IS 3.2 DEGREES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 17.1 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE HIGH IN JANUARY 2019 WAS 26.3 DEGREES, WHICH IS 3.2 
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH OF 23.1 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW 
WAS 14.3 DEGREES, WHICH IS 3.2 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL LOW OF 
11.1 DEGREES. 

18 DAYS IN JANUARY HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
13 DAYS IN JANUARY HAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

THE MOST ABOVE NORMAL DAY OCCURRED ON THE 25TH, AT 22.0 DEGREES
ABOVE THE DAILY NORMAL. THE MOST BELOW NORMAL DAY WAS ON THE 7TH
AT 16.7 DEGREES BELOW THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE IN JANUARY WAS 44 DEGREES, WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 25TH OF THE MONTH. THIS TIES MULTIPLE
YEARS FOR THE 18TH WARMEST MONTHLY HIGH TEMPERATURE IN JANUARY ON
RECORD. THE NORMAL WARMEST MONTHLY HIGH IN JANUARY IS 41 DEGREES.

THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE IN JANUARY WAS 7 BELOW, WHICH 
OCCURRED ON BOTH THE 6TH AND 7TH OF THE MONTH. THIS TIED 2005 FOR 
THE 16TH WARMEST MONTHLY LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. THE NORMAL 
COLDEST MONTHLY LOW IN JANUARY IS 10 BELOW.

THE FIRST SINGLE DIGIT LOW OF WINTER 2018-2019 OCCURRED ON JANUARY
4TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 6 DEGREES. THIS TIES 2015 FOR
THE LATEST FIRST SINGLE DIGIT LOW TEMPERATURE IN A WINTER.

TOP 5 LATEST FIRST SINGLE DIGIT LOW TEMPERATURES
------------------------------------------------
1,2) JANUARY 4- 2019, 2015
3) DECEMBER 15, 2002
4) DECEMBER 8, 1957
5,6) DECEMBER 5- 1987, 1979

THE FIRST BELOW ZERO READING OF WINTER 2018-2019 OCCURRED JUST 2
DAYS AFTER THE FIRST SINGLE DIGIT TEMPERATURE ON JANUARY 6TH WHEN
THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 7 BELOW. THIS IS THE 5TH LATEST FIRST
BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURE ON RECORD.

TOP 5 LATEST FIRST BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURES
------------------------------------------ 
1) 2000-2001- TEMPERATURE NEVER DROPPED BELOW 0.
2) FEBRUARY 2, 2018
3) JANUARY 25, 2015
4) JANUARY 11, 2005
5) JANUARY 6, 2019

...PRECIPITATION...

JANUARY 2019 WAS THE 29TH WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD WITH 0.76
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FALLING DURING THE MONTH. THAT IS RIGHT
ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH WITH A NORMAL AT 0.73 INCHES. THE 
WETTEST DAY OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 29TH, WHEN 0.37 INCHES 
OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION FELL. 0.60 INCHES OF THE
MONTHLY TOTAL FELL IN THE 2 DAY PERIOD FROM JANUARY 28-29.
OTHERWISE, JANUARY 2019 WAS A VERY DRY MONTH.

NEVERTHELESS, THE 0.37 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION THAT FELL JANUARY
29TH MADE IT THE 20TH WETTEST JANUARY DAY ON RECORD. THE LAST TIME
MORE PRECIPITATION FELL ON A SINGLE DAY IN JANUARY OCCURRED ON
JANUARY 3, 2018, WHEN 0.45 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WERE MEASURED.

21 OF THE 31 DAYS IN JANUARY RECORDED A TRACE OR MORE OF
PRECIPITATION, BUT 14 OF THOSE 21 DAYS HAD JUST A TRACE.

...SNOWFALL...

JANUARY 2019 WAS THE 16TH LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD, 
WITH 5.5 INCHES OF NEW SNOW MEASURED DURING THE MONTH. THIS IS 
JUST ABOVE HALF OF THE MONTHLY NORMAL OF 11.3 INCHES. JANUARY 
JOINS SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER IN THE GROUP OF MONTHS FEATURING 
BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL.

THE SNOWIEST DAY OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 28TH WHEN 3.3 
INCHES OF NEW SNOW WERE MEASURED.

THE 28TH WAS THE ONLY DAY IN JANUARY WITH MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF 
SNOW. (NORMAL: 2)
2 DAYS HAD MORE THAN AN INCH OF SNOW (NORMAL: 3) 
6 DAYS HAD MEASURABLE SNOW (NORMAL: 8) 
19 DAYS RECORDED A TRACE OR MORE OF SNOW.

...SNOW SEASON...

THE TOTAL SNOW THROUGH JANUARY 31ST IS 43.3 INCHES, MAKING THIS THE
29TH LEAST SNOWIEST SNOW SEASON THROUGH THE END OF JANUARY. THIS FELL
9 SPOTS SINCE THE END OF DECEMBER. THE NORMAL SNOW THROUGH THE END OF 
JANUARY IS 49.4 INCHES.

...JANUARY 2019 VS. JANUARY 2018...

JANUARY 2019 HAD SIMILAR TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION AS THE
MONTH LAST YEAR, BUT WAS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS SNOWY.

20.3 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN 2019 VS. 20.2 DEGREES IN 2018. 
0.76 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN 2019 VS. 0.81 INCHES IN 2018. 
SNOWFALL: 5.5 INCHES OF SNOW IN 2019 VS. 11.8 INCHES IN 2018. 
SNOW SEASON: 43.3 INCHES OF SNOW IN 2018-2019 VS. 22.2 INCHES IN 2017-2018.

...DAILY RECORDS SET IN JANUARY 2019...

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

HIGH MINIMUM...29TH...33 DEGREES...31 DEGREES (1994, 1977, 1957)

NO OTHER RECORDS WERE SET IN JANUARY 2019.

...DAILY RECORDS COUNT FOR 2019...

HIGH MAXIMUM....0
HIGH MINIMUM....1
LOW MAXIMUM.....0
LOW MINIMUM.....0
PRECIPITATION...0
SNOWFALL........0

...HIGHLIGHTS FOR FEBRUARY 2019...

...MONTHLY AVERAGES...

MEAN TEMPERATURE: 20.2 DEGREES
HIGH: 26.6 DEGREES
LOW: 13.8 DEGREES
PRECIPITATION: 0.72 INCHES
SNOWFALL: 10.9 INCHES

AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 4 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW: 1
AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 2 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW: 2 (1 SO FAR)
AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 1 INCH OR MORE OF SNOW: 3 (2 SO FAR)
AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE SNOW: 8 (3 SO FAR)

CALENDAR OF ASTRONOMY AND HOLIDAYS:

BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY DAYLIGHT: 7 HOURS 47 MINUTES
FIRST DAY WITH SUNRISE BEFORE 9AM: FEBRUARY 9TH
FIRST QUARTER MOON: FEBRUARY 12 AT 1:26PM
FIRST DAY WITH 9 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: FEBRUARY 15TH
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY: FEBRUARY 18TH
FULL MOON (SNOW MOON): FEBRUARY 19TH AT 6:53AM
SUNSET AT 6PM: FEBRUARY 20TH
FIRST DAY WITH 10 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: FEBRUARY 25TH
THIRD QUARTER MOON: FEBRUARY 26TH AT 2:27AM
END OF FEBRUARY DAYLIGHT: 10 HOURS 19 MINUTES
TOTAL MONTHLY DAYLIGHT GAIN: 2 HOURS 32 MINUTES

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