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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
1040 AM AKST SUN FEB 6 2022

...ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR
JANUARY 2022...

...17TH WARMEST JANUARY...
...20TH WETTEST JANUARY...
...14TH SNOWIEST JANUARY...
...33RD SNOWIEST SNOW SEASON ON RECORD THROUGH THE END OF JANUARY...

THE PERIOD OF RECORD INCLUDES 70 JANUARYS.

...TEMPERATURE...

JANUARY 2022 WAS THE 17TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD WITH AN 
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 20.7 DEGREES. THIS IS 3.8 DEGREES ABOVE 
THE NORMAL OF 16.9 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE HIGH IN JANUARY WAS 26.0 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 3.3 
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 22.7 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 
15.5 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 4.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 11.0 
DEGREES.

JANUARY 2022 WAS THE COLDEST JANUARY SINCE 2020.

21 DAYS IN JANUARY HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 
10 DAYS IN JANUARY HAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 
0 DAYS IN JANUARY HAD NORMAL TEMPERATURES (WITHIN 1/2 DEGREE).

17 DAYS IN JANUARY WERE 5 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE THE DAILY NORMAL. 
7 DAYS IN JANUARY WERE 5 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW THE DAILY NORMAL.

10 DAYS IN JANUARY WERE 10 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE THE DAILY NORMAL.
6 DAYS IN JANUARY WERE 10 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW THE DAILY NORMAL.

6 DAYS IN JANUARY WERE 15 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE THE DAILY NORMAL.
3 DAYS IN JANUARY WERE 15 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW THE DAILY NORMAL.

3 DAYS IN JANUARY WERE 20 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE THE DAILY NORMAL.
1 DAY IN JANUARY WAS 20 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST ABOVE NORMAL DAY IN JANUARY OCCURRED ON THE 24TH, WHICH 
WAS 22.3 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST BELOW NORMAL DAY IN JANUARY OCCURRED ON THE 6TH, WHICH 
WAS 20.0 DEGREES COLDER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH IN JANUARY OCCURRED ON THE 21ST, WHEN THE 
HIGH REACHED 47 DEGREES. THIS TIES 1986, 1981, AND 1960 FOR THE 
6TH WARMEST MONTHLY HIGH IN JANUARY. THIS WAS THE WARMEST 
JANUARY MONTHLY HIGH SINCE 2014. THE NORMAL MONTHLY HIGH IN 
JANUARY IS 41 DEGREES.

THE COLDEST DAILY LOW IN JANUARY OCCURRED ON THE 6TH, WHEN THE 
LOW DROPPED TO 9 BELOW. THIS TIES 2013 AND 1988 FOR THE 20TH 
WARMEST MONTHLY LOW IN JANUARY. THIS WAS THE COLDEST JANUARY 
MONTHLY LOW SINCE 2020. THE NORMAL MONTHLY LOW IN JANUARY IS 12 
BELOW.

JANUARY HAD 5 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 40 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 2 DAYS. 
JANUARY HAD 10 DAYS WITH HIGHS ABOVE FREEZING. AVERAGE: 7 DAYS. 
JANUARY HAD 21 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 20 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 18 DAYS. 
JANUARY HAD 27 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 10 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 26 DAYS. 
JANUARY HAD ALL 31 DAYS WITH HIGHS ABOVE ZERO. AVERAGE: 30 DAYS. 

JANUARY HAD 6 DAYS WITH LOWS BELOW 0. AVERAGE: 8 DAYS. 
JANUARY HAD 9 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND COLDER. AVERAGE: 15 DAYS. 
JANUARY HAD 17 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 10S AND COLDER. AVERAGE: 22 DAYS. 
JANUARY HAD 29 DAYS WITH LOWS BELOW FREEZING. AVERAGE: 30 DAYS. 
JANUARY 2022'S 6 DAYS WITH LOWS BELOW 0 IS THE MOST SUB-ZERO LOWS SINCE 2020. 

...PRECIPITATION...

JANUARY 2022 WAS THE 20TH WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD, WITH 1.07 
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION MEASURED FOR THE MONTH. THE NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION IN JANUARY IS 0.75 INCHES. THUS, JANUARY HAD 143% OF
ITS NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE WETTEST DAY IN JANUARY WAS ON THE 11TH, WITH 0.28 INCHES OF 
PRECIPITATION MEASURED.

19 OF 31 DAYS IN JANUARY HAD A TRACE OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. 
9 DAYS HAD MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. 
4 DAYS HAD 1/10 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. 
1 DAY HAD 1/4 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. 

...SNOWFALL...

JANUARY 2022 WAS THE 14TH SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD WITH 
15.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL MEASURED FOR THE MONTH. THE NORMAL 
SNOWFALL FOR JANUARY IS 12.4 INCHES. THUS, JANUARY HAD 125% OF ITS
NORMAL SNOWFALL.

THE SNOWIEST DAY IN JANUARY WAS ON THE 27TH, WHEN 3.1 INCHES OF 
SNOW WERE MEASURED.

12 DAYS IN JANUARY HAD A TRACE OR MORE OF SNOW. 
8 DAYS IN JANUARY HAD MEASURABLE SNOW. 
6 DAYS IN JANUARY HAD 1 INCH OR MORE OF SNOW. 
5 DAYS IN JANUARY HAD 2 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW.

...SNOW SEASON...

45.8 INCHES OF SNOW HAVE BEEN MEASURED THIS SNOW SEASON THROUGH 
THE END OF JANUARY. THE NORMAL SNOW SEASON SNOW THROUGH THE END 
OF JANUARY IS 49.2 INCHES. THUS, ANCHORAGE HAS HAD 93% OF ITS 
NORMAL SNOW SEASON SNOW THROUGH THE END OF JANUARY. ANCHORAGE IS 
3.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR TOTAL SNOW SEASON SNOW THROUGH THE END
OF JANUARY.

THIS IS THE 33RD SNOWIEST SNOW SEASON ON RECORD THROUGH THE END OF
JANUARY. THIS IS UP 11 PLACES SINCE THE END OF DECEMBER.

...JANUARY 2022 VS. JANUARY 2021...

JANUARY 2022 WAS COLDER, WETTER, AND MUCH SNOWIER THAN 
JANUARY 2021.

TEMPERATURE: 20.7 DEGREES IN 2022 VS. 22.3 DEGREES IN 2021. 
PRECIPITATION: 1.07 INCHES IN 2022 VS. 0.67 INCHES IN 2021. 
SNOWFALL: 15.5 INCHES IN 2022 VS. 3.0 INCHES IN 2021. 
SNOW SEASON: 45.8 INCHES IN 2021-2022 VS. 39.1 INCHES IN 2020-2021.

...DAILY RECORDS SET IN JANUARY 2022...

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

HIGH MAXIMUM....21ST...47 DEGREES....45 DEGREES (2014, 1980)
HIGH MAXIMUM....22ND...44 DEGREES....44 DEGREES (1991)
(FIRST RECORD HIGHS SINCE JULY 18)

HIGH MINIMUM....24TH...35 DEGREES....35 DEGREES (2014)

SNOWFALL........25TH...2.9 INCHES....2.4 INCHES (2008)

...DAILY RECORDS COUNT FOR 2022 (CHANGE) [MOST RECENT PREVIOUS]...

HIGH MAXIMUM....2 (+2) [JANUARY 22, 2022] 
HIGH MINIMUM....1 (+1) [JANUARY 24, 2022] 
LOW MAXIMUM.....0 (00) [NOVEMBER 28, 2021] 
LOW MINIMUM.....0 (00) [SEPTEMBER 30, 2021] 
PRECIPITATION...0 (00) [SEPTEMBER 23, 2021] 
SNOWFALL........1 (+1) [JANUARY 25, 2022]
SNOW DEPTH......0 (00) [APRIL 16, 2021] 

...CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR FEBRUARY 2022...

NORMAL HIGH: 27.3 DEGREES. 
NORMAL TEMPERATURE: 21.3 DEGREES.
NORMAL LOW: 15.2 DEGREES. 
NORMAL PRECIPITATION: 0.86 INCHES. 
NORMAL SNOWFALL: 13.4 INCHES.

WARMEST FEBRUARY: 32.7 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (1977). 
WARMEST DAY: 49 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 27, 2014. 
COLDEST FEBRUARY: 3.8 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (1990). 
COLDEST DAY: -28 BELOW DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 4, 1999. 
WETTEST FEBRUARY: 3.07 INCHES (1955). 
WETTEST DAY: 1.16 INCHES ON FEBRUARY 8, 1956. 
DRIEST FEBRUARY: 0.07 INCHES (1958).
SNOWIEST FEBRUARY: 52.1 INCHES (1996).
LEAST SNOWIEST FEBRUARY: 0.3 INCHES (2003).
SNOWIEST DAY: 13.0 INCHES ON FEBRUARY 11, 1996.

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

BEGINNING OF THE MONTH DAYLIGHT: 7 HOURS 49 MINUTES.
8 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: FEBRUARY 3.
FIRST QUARTER MOON: FEBRUARY 8 AT 4:50 AM.
SUNRISE AT 9AM: FEBRUARY 8.
9 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: FEBRUARY 14.
FULL (SNOW) MOON: FEBRUARY 16 AT 7:56 AM.
FIRST SUNSET AFTER 6PM: FEBRUARY 20.
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY: FEBRUARY 21.
THIRD QUARTER MOON: FEBRUARY 23 AT 1:32 PM.
FIRST DAY WITH MORE THAN 10 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: FEBRUARY 25.
LAST SUNRISE AFTER 8AM: FEBRUARY 28.

END OF THE MONTH DAYLIGHT: 10 HOURS 20 MINUTES.
TOTAL MONTHLY DAYLIGHT GAIN: 2 HOURS 31 MINUTES.

NEXT METEOR SHOWER VIEWABLE IN ANCHORAGE:
LYRIDS- APRIL 21-22, 2022.

NEXT ECLIPSE VIEWABLE IN ANCHORAGE: 
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE- NOVEMBER 7-8, 2022 AT 1:59AM 11/8

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