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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
131 PM AKDT FRI SEP 3 2021

...ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUGUST
2021...

...9TH WETTEST AUGUST...
...26TH WARMEST AUGUST...
...COOLEST AUGUST SINCE 2012...
...WETTEST AUGUST SINCE 2016...

THE PERIOD OF RECORD INCLUDES 70 AUGUSTS.

...TEMPERATURE...

AUGUST 2021 WAS THE 26TH WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 57.4 DEGREES. THIS IS 0.1 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL
OF 57.5 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE HIGH IN AUGUST WAS 64.2 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 0.2 
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 64.0 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 
50.6 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 0.3 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 50.9 
DEGREES.

AUGUST 2021 WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST SINCE 2012. NOTE HOWEVER THAT
AUGUST 2017 WAS ONLY 0.1 DEGREES WARMER ON AVERAGE THAN 2021.

14 DAYS IN AUGUST HAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 
13 DAYS IN AUGUST HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 
4 DAYS IN AUGUST HAD NORMAL TEMPERATURES (WITHIN 1/2 DEGREE).

0 DAYS IN AUGUST WERE MORE THAN 5 DEGREES ABOVE THE DAILY NORMAL.
2 DAYS IN AUGUST WERE MORE THAN 5 DEGREES BELOW THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST ABOVE NORMAL DAY IN AUGUST OCCURRED ON THE 2ND, WHICH 
WAS 4.9 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST BELOW NORMAL DAY IN AUGUST OCCURRED ON THE 22ND, WHICH 
WAS 6.5 DEGREES COOLER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH IN AUGUST OCCURRED ON THE 2ND, WHEN THE 
HIGH REACHED 76 DEGREES. THIS TIES SEVERAL OTHER YEARS FOR THE 
14TH WARMEST MONTHLY HIGH IN AUGUST. THIS WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST 
MONTHLY HIGH SINCE 2018. THE NORMAL MONTHLY HIGH IN AUGUST IS 73 
DEGREES.

THE COOLEST DAILY LOW IN AUGUST OCCURRED ON THE 28TH WHEN THE LOW 
DROPPED TO 41 DEGREES. THIS TIES NUMEROUS YEARS FOR THE 32ND 
COOLEST MONTHLY LOW IN AUGUST. THIS WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST 
MONTHLY LOW SINCE 2015. THE NORMAL MONTHLY LOW IN AUGUST IS ALSO 41 
DEGREES.

AUGUST HAD 2 DAYS WITH A HIGH OF 70 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 4 DAYS. 
AUGUST HAD 25 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 60 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 25 DAYS. 
AUGUST HAD ALL 31 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 50 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 31 
DAYS.

THIS WAS THE FEWEST NUMBER OF 70 DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST SINCE 2014.

AUGUST HAD 0 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 30S AND COLDER. AVERAGE: 0 DAYS. 
AUGUST HAD 8 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 40S AND COLDER. AVERAGE: 13 DAYS. 
AUGUST HAD ALL 31 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 50S AND COLDER. AVERAGE: 31 DAYS.

THE LAST TIME A LOW IN THE 30S OCCURRED IN AUGUST WAS IN 2000.
THE LAST TIME AUGUST HAD 13 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 40S WAS IN 2009.

...PRECIPITATION...

AUGUST 2021 WAS THE 9TH WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD, WITH 4.34 
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION MEASURED FOR THE MONTH. THE NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION IN AUGUST IS 2.93 INCHES. THUS, AUGUST HAD 148% OF 
ITS NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

TOP 10 WETTEST AUGUSTS ON RECORD
-------------------------------------
1) 9.77 INCHES- 1989
2) 8.37 INCHES- 1997
3) 5.64 INCHES- 2006
4) 5.45 INCHES- 2016
5) 5.04 INCHES- 2013
6) 4.99 INCHES- 1953
7) 4.96 INCHES- 1981
8) 4.40 INCHES- 1999
9) 4.34 INCHES- 2021***
10) 4.10 INCHES- 2017

THE WETTEST DAY IN AUGUST WAS ON THE 8TH, WITH 1.25 INCHES OF 
PRECIPITATION MEASURED. THIS TIED MARCH 25, 1986 FOR THE 23RD
WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN ANCHORAGE. THIS WAS ALSO THE 9TH WETTEST
AUGUST DAY ON RECORD.

TOP 10 WETTEST AUGUST DAYS ON RECORD
------------------------------------
1) 2.76 INCHES- 8/21/1997
2) 2.71 INCHES- 8/26/1989
3) 2.70 INCHES- 8/25/1989
4) 2.51 INCHES- 8/31/1997
5) 1.40 INCHES- 8/12/1986
6) 1.35 INCHES- 8/12/1999
7) 1.30 INCHES- 8/17/1991
   1.30 INCHES- 8/24/1955
9) 1.25 INCHES- 8/08/2021***
10) 1.11 INCHES- 8/27/1960

AUGUST 2021 WAS THE WETTEST AUGUST SINCE 2016.

20 OF 31 DAYS IN AUGUST HAD A TRACE OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. 
15 DAYS HAD MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. 
12 DAYS HAD 1/10 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.
4 DAYS HAD 1/4 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.
2 DAYS HAD 1/2 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.
1 DAY HAD 1 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.

...SNOWFALL...

NO SNOWFALL WAS MEASURED IN AUGUST 2021. NO SNOWFALL HAS EVER 
BEEN OBSERVED IN AUGUST. 

...SNOW SEASON...

JULY 1ST WAS THE OFFICIAL START OF THE 2021-2022 SNOW SEASON.

NO SNOW HAS BEEN RECORDED THIS SNOW SEASON, WHICH IS NORMAL.

...AUGUST 2021 VS. AUGUST 2020...

AUGUST 2021 WAS COOLER AND WETTER THAN AUGUST 2020.

TEMPERATURE: 57.4 DEGREES IN 2021 VS. 58.8 DEGREES IN 2020. 
PRECIPITATION: 4.34 INCHES IN 2021 VS. 3.21 INCHES IN 2020. 
SNOWFALL: 0 INCHES IN 2021 VS. 0 INCHES IN 2020. 
SNOW SEASON: 0 INCHES IN 2021-2022 VS. 0 INCHES IN 2020-2021.

...DAILY RECORDS SET IN AUGUST 2021...

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

HIGH MINIMUM....3RD...59 DEGREES....58 DEGREES (1994)

PRECIPITATION...8TH...1.25 INCHES...1.06 INCHES (2016)

...DAILY RECORDS COUNT FOR 2021 (CHANGE) [MOST RECENT PREVIOUS]...

HIGH MAXIMUM....5 (00) [JULY 18, 2021] 
HIGH MINIMUM....3 (+1) [AUGUST 3, 2021] 
LOW MAXIMUM.....4 (00) [JULY 3, 2021] 
LOW MINIMUM.....4 (00) [MAY 1, 2021] 
PRECIPITATION...6 (+1) [AUGUST 8, 2021] 
SNOWFALL........0 (00) [DECEMBER 19, 2020] 
SNOW DEPTH......10 (00) [APRIL 16, 2021] 

...CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021...

NORMAL HIGH: 55.7 DEGREES. 
NORMAL TEMPERATURE: 49.3 DEGREES.
NORMAL LOW: 42.9 DEGREES. 
NORMAL PRECIPITATION: 3.10 INCHES.- WETTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR
NORMAL SNOWFALL: 0.4 INCHES.

WARMEST SEPTEMBER: 55.0 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (2018). 
WARMEST DAY: 73 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1957. 
COOLEST SEPTEMBER: 40.3 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (1992). 
COOLEST DAY: 19 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 24, 1992. 
WETTEST SEPTEMBER: 7.70 INCHES (2015). 
WETTEST DAY: 1.56 INCHES ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2015. 
DRIEST SEPTEMBER: 0.63 INCHES (2011). 

AVERAGE FIRST FREEZE: SEPTEMBER 23.

...CALENDAR OF ASTRONOMY AND FEDERAL HOLIDAYS...

BEGINNING OF THE MONTH DAYLIGHT: 14 HOURS 11 MINUTES.
FIRST SUNSET BEFORE 9PM: SEPTEMBER 3RD.
14 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: SEPTEMBER 3RD.
SUNRISE AT 7AM: SEPTEMBER 4TH.
LABOR DAY: SEPTEMBER 6TH.
NEW MOON: SEPTEMBER 6TH AT 4:51PM.
FIRST QUARTER MOON: SEPTEMBER 13TH AT 12:39PM.
FIRST DAY WITH LESS THAN 13 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: SEPTEMBER 14TH.
FULL (HARVEST) MOON: SEPTEMBER 20TH AT 3:54PM.
SUNSET AT 8PM: SEPTEMBER 21ST.
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX: SEPTEMBER 22 AT 11:21AM.
AUTUMNAL EQUILUX: SEPTEMBER 24.
FIRST DAY WITH LESS THAN 12 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: SEPTEMBER 25TH.
LAST SUNRISE BEFORE 8AM: SEPTEMBER 28TH.
THIRD QUARTER MOON: SEPTEMBER 28TH AT 5:57PM.
END OF MONTH DAYLIGHT: 11 HOURS 28 MINUTES.
TOTAL MONTHLY DAYLIGHT LOSS: 2 HOURS 43 MINUTES.

NEXT ECLIPSE VIEWABLE IN ANCHORAGE: 
PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE- NOVEMBER 18-19, 2021 AT 12:02AM NOV. 19TH.

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WEGMAN

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000
NOAK48 PAFC 032131
PNSAFC
AKZ101-040945-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
131 PM AKDT FRI SEP 3 2021

...ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUGUST
2021...

...9TH WETTEST AUGUST...
...26TH WARMEST AUGUST...
...COOLEST AUGUST SINCE 2012...
...WETTEST AUGUST SINCE 2016...

THE PERIOD OF RECORD INCLUDES 70 AUGUSTS.

...TEMPERATURE...

AUGUST 2021 WAS THE 26TH WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 57.4 DEGREES. THIS IS 0.1 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL
OF 57.5 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE HIGH IN AUGUST WAS 64.2 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 0.2 
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 64.0 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 
50.6 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 0.3 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 50.9 
DEGREES.

AUGUST 2021 WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST SINCE 2012. NOTE HOWEVER THAT
AUGUST 2017 WAS ONLY 0.1 DEGREES WARMER ON AVERAGE THAN 2021.

14 DAYS IN AUGUST HAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 
13 DAYS IN AUGUST HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 
4 DAYS IN AUGUST HAD NORMAL TEMPERATURES (WITHIN 1/2 DEGREE).

0 DAYS IN AUGUST WERE MORE THAN 5 DEGREES ABOVE THE DAILY NORMAL.
2 DAYS IN AUGUST WERE MORE THAN 5 DEGREES BELOW THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST ABOVE NORMAL DAY IN AUGUST OCCURRED ON THE 2ND, WHICH 
WAS 4.9 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST BELOW NORMAL DAY IN AUGUST OCCURRED ON THE 22ND, WHICH 
WAS 6.5 DEGREES COOLER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH IN AUGUST OCCURRED ON THE 2ND, WHEN THE 
HIGH REACHED 76 DEGREES. THIS TIES SEVERAL OTHER YEARS FOR THE 
14TH WARMEST MONTHLY HIGH IN AUGUST. THIS WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST 
MONTHLY HIGH SINCE 2018. THE NORMAL MONTHLY HIGH IN AUGUST IS 73 
DEGREES.

THE COOLEST DAILY LOW IN AUGUST OCCURRED ON THE 28TH WHEN THE LOW 
DROPPED TO 41 DEGREES. THIS TIES NUMEROUS YEARS FOR THE 32ND 
COOLEST MONTHLY LOW IN AUGUST. THIS WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST 
MONTHLY LOW SINCE 2015. THE NORMAL MONTHLY LOW IN AUGUST IS ALSO 41 
DEGREES.

AUGUST HAD 2 DAYS WITH A HIGH OF 70 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 4 DAYS. 
AUGUST HAD 25 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 60 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 25 DAYS. 
AUGUST HAD ALL 31 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 50 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 31 
DAYS.

THIS WAS THE FEWEST NUMBER OF 70 DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST SINCE 2014.

AUGUST HAD 0 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 30S AND COLDER. AVERAGE: 0 DAYS. 
AUGUST HAD 8 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 40S AND COLDER. AVERAGE: 13 DAYS. 
AUGUST HAD ALL 31 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 50S AND COLDER. AVERAGE: 31 DAYS.

THE LAST TIME A LOW IN THE 30S OCCURRED IN AUGUST WAS IN 2000.
THE LAST TIME AUGUST HAD 13 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 40S WAS IN 2009.

...PRECIPITATION...

AUGUST 2021 WAS THE 9TH WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD, WITH 4.34 
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION MEASURED FOR THE MONTH. THE NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION IN AUGUST IS 2.93 INCHES. THUS, AUGUST HAD 148% OF 
ITS NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

TOP 10 WETTEST AUGUSTS ON RECORD
-------------------------------------
1) 9.77 INCHES- 1989
2) 8.37 INCHES- 1997
3) 5.64 INCHES- 2006
4) 5.45 INCHES- 2016
5) 5.04 INCHES- 2013
6) 4.99 INCHES- 1953
7) 4.96 INCHES- 1981
8) 4.40 INCHES- 1999
9) 4.34 INCHES- 2021***
10) 4.10 INCHES- 2017

THE WETTEST DAY IN AUGUST WAS ON THE 8TH, WITH 1.25 INCHES OF 
PRECIPITATION MEASURED. THIS TIED MARCH 25, 1986 FOR THE 23RD
WETTEST DAY ON RECORD IN ANCHORAGE. THIS WAS ALSO THE 9TH WETTEST
AUGUST DAY ON RECORD.

TOP 10 WETTEST AUGUST DAYS ON RECORD
------------------------------------
1) 2.76 INCHES- 8/21/1997
2) 2.71 INCHES- 8/26/1989
3) 2.70 INCHES- 8/25/1989
4) 2.51 INCHES- 8/31/1997
5) 1.40 INCHES- 8/12/1986
6) 1.35 INCHES- 8/12/1999
7) 1.30 INCHES- 8/17/1991
   1.30 INCHES- 8/24/1955
9) 1.25 INCHES- 8/08/2021***
10) 1.11 INCHES- 8/27/1960

AUGUST 2021 WAS THE WETTEST AUGUST SINCE 2016.

20 OF 31 DAYS IN AUGUST HAD A TRACE OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. 
15 DAYS HAD MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. 
12 DAYS HAD 1/10 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.
4 DAYS HAD 1/4 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.
2 DAYS HAD 1/2 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.
1 DAY HAD 1 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.

...SNOWFALL...

NO SNOWFALL WAS MEASURED IN AUGUST 2021. NO SNOWFALL HAS EVER 
BEEN OBSERVED IN AUGUST. 

...SNOW SEASON...

JULY 1ST WAS THE OFFICIAL START OF THE 2021-2022 SNOW SEASON.

NO SNOW HAS BEEN RECORDED THIS SNOW SEASON, WHICH IS NORMAL.

...AUGUST 2021 VS. AUGUST 2020...

AUGUST 2021 WAS COOLER AND WETTER THAN AUGUST 2020.

TEMPERATURE: 57.4 DEGREES IN 2021 VS. 58.8 DEGREES IN 2020. 
PRECIPITATION: 4.34 INCHES IN 2021 VS. 3.21 INCHES IN 2020. 
SNOWFALL: 0 INCHES IN 2021 VS. 0 INCHES IN 2020. 
SNOW SEASON: 0 INCHES IN 2021-2022 VS. 0 INCHES IN 2020-2021.

...DAILY RECORDS SET IN AUGUST 2021...

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

HIGH MINIMUM....3RD...59 DEGREES....58 DEGREES (1994)

PRECIPITATION...8TH...1.25 INCHES...1.06 INCHES (2016)

...DAILY RECORDS COUNT FOR 2021 (CHANGE) [MOST RECENT PREVIOUS]...

HIGH MAXIMUM....5 (00) [JULY 18, 2021] 
HIGH MINIMUM....3 (+1) [AUGUST 3, 2021] 
LOW MAXIMUM.....4 (00) [JULY 3, 2021] 
LOW MINIMUM.....4 (00) [MAY 1, 2021] 
PRECIPITATION...6 (+1) [AUGUST 8, 2021] 
SNOWFALL........0 (00) [DECEMBER 19, 2020] 
SNOW DEPTH......10 (00) [APRIL 16, 2021] 

...CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021...

NORMAL HIGH: 55.7 DEGREES. 
NORMAL TEMPERATURE: 49.3 DEGREES.
NORMAL LOW: 42.9 DEGREES. 
NORMAL PRECIPITATION: 3.10 INCHES.- WETTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR
NORMAL SNOWFALL: 0.4 INCHES.

WARMEST SEPTEMBER: 55.0 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (2018). 
WARMEST DAY: 73 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1957. 
COOLEST SEPTEMBER: 40.3 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (1992). 
COOLEST DAY: 19 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 24, 1992. 
WETTEST SEPTEMBER: 7.70 INCHES (2015). 
WETTEST DAY: 1.56 INCHES ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2015. 
DRIEST SEPTEMBER: 0.63 INCHES (2011). 

AVERAGE FIRST FREEZE: SEPTEMBER 23.

...CALENDAR OF ASTRONOMY AND FEDERAL HOLIDAYS...

BEGINNING OF THE MONTH DAYLIGHT: 14 HOURS 11 MINUTES.
FIRST SUNSET BEFORE 9PM: SEPTEMBER 3RD.
14 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: SEPTEMBER 3RD.
SUNRISE AT 7AM: SEPTEMBER 4TH.
LABOR DAY: SEPTEMBER 6TH.
NEW MOON: SEPTEMBER 6TH AT 4:51PM.
FIRST QUARTER MOON: SEPTEMBER 13TH AT 12:39PM.
FIRST DAY WITH LESS THAN 13 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: SEPTEMBER 14TH.
FULL (HARVEST) MOON: SEPTEMBER 20TH AT 3:54PM.
SUNSET AT 8PM: SEPTEMBER 21ST.
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX: SEPTEMBER 22 AT 11:21AM.
AUTUMNAL EQUILUX: SEPTEMBER 24.
FIRST DAY WITH LESS THAN 12 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: SEPTEMBER 25TH.
LAST SUNRISE BEFORE 8AM: SEPTEMBER 28TH.
THIRD QUARTER MOON: SEPTEMBER 28TH AT 5:57PM.
END OF MONTH DAYLIGHT: 11 HOURS 28 MINUTES.
TOTAL MONTHLY DAYLIGHT LOSS: 2 HOURS 43 MINUTES.

NEXT ECLIPSE VIEWABLE IN ANCHORAGE: 
PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE- NOVEMBER 18-19, 2021 AT 12:02AM NOV. 19TH.

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WEGMAN

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