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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
711 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2022

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

...26TH WARMEST APRIL...
...15TH DRIEST APRIL...
...33RD SNOWIEST APRIL...
...16TH SNOWIEST SNOW SEASON ON RECORD THROUGH THE END OF 
APRIL...

THE PERIOD OF RECORD INCLUDES 71 APRILS.

*** DELINEATES 2022 IN THE LISTS BELOW.

...TEMPERATURE...

APRIL 2022 WAS THE 26TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE OF 38.1 DEGREES. THIS IS 0.6 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
OF 37.5 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE HIGH IN APRIL WAS 45.6 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 0.5 DEGREES
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 45.1 DEGREES. 
THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 30.6 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 29.9 DEGREES.

APRIL 2022 WAS THE WARMEST APRIL SINCE 2019.

18 DAYS IN APRIL HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 
10 DAYS IN APRIL HAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
2 DAYS IN APRIL HAD NORMAL TEMPERATURES (WITHIN 1/2 DEGREE). [4/12, 4/22]

3 DAYS IN APRIL WERE 5 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE THE DAILY NORMAL.
2 DAYS IN APRIL WERE 5 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW THE DAILY NORMAL.

0 DAYS IN APRIL WERE 10 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE THE DAILY NORMAL.
0 DAYS IN APRIL WERE 10 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST ABOVE NORMAL DAY IN APRIL OCCURRED ON THE 1ST, WHICH 
WAS 6.7 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST BELOW NORMAL DAY IN APRIL OCCURRED ON THE 9TH, WHICH 
WAS 5.6 DEGREES COLDER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH IN APRIL OCCURRED ON THE 26TH & 27TH, WHEN THE 
HIGH REACHED 56 DEGREES. THIS TIES SEVERAL YEARS FOR THE 
27TH WARMEST MONTHLY HIGH IN APRIL. THIS WAS THE COOLEST 
APRIL MONTHLY HIGH SINCE 2020. THE NORMAL MONTHLY HIGH IN 
APRIL IS 55 DEGREES.

THE COLDEST DAILY LOW IN APRIL OCCURRED ON THE 9TH, WHEN THE 
LOW DROPPED TO 21. THIS TIES SEVERAL YEARS FOR THE 21ST WARMEST MONTHLY LOW  
IN APRIL. THIS WAS THE WARMEST APRIL MONTHLY LOW SINCE 
2019. THE NORMAL MONTHLY LOW IN APRIL IS 17 DEGREES.

APRIL HAD 6 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 50 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 7 DAYS.
APRIL HAD 26 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 40 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 23 DAYS. 
APRIL HAD ALL 30 DAYS WITH HIGHS ABOVE FREEZING. AVERAGE: 28 DAYS. 

APRIL HAD 0 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 10S AND COLDER. AVERAGE: 3 DAYS.
APRIL HAD 16 DAYS WITH LOWS BELOW FREEZING. AVERAGE: 19 DAYS. 
APRIL HAD ALL 30 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 30S AND COLDER. AVERAGE: 30 DAYS.

...PRECIPITATION...

APRIL 2022 WAS THE 15TH DRIEST APRIL ON RECORD, WITH 0.16 
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION MEASURED FOR THE MONTH. THE NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION IN APRIL IS 0.43 INCHES, THE CLIMATOLOGICAL DRIEST
MONTH. THUS, APRIL HAD 37% OF ITS NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE WETTEST DAY IN APRIL WAS ON THE 5TH, WITH 0.12 INCHES OF 
PRECIPITATION MEASURED.

9 OF 30 DAYS IN APRIL HAD A TRACE OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. 
2 DAYS HAD MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. 
1 DAY HAD 1/10 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. 

APRIL 2022 WAS THE DRIEST APRIL SINCE 2016.

...SNOWFALL...

APRIL 2022 WAS THE 33RD SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD WITH 
2.6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL MEASURED FOR THE MONTH. THE NORMAL 
SNOWFALL FOR APRIL IS 4.0 INCHES. THUS, APRIL HAD 65% OF ITS
NORMAL SNOWFALL.

THE SNOWIEST DAY IN APRIL WAS ON THE 5TH, WHEN 2.2 INCHES OF 
SNOW WERE MEASURED.

3 DAYS IN APRIL HAD A TRACE OR MORE OF SNOW. 
2 DAYS IN APRIL HAD MEASURABLE SNOW. 
1 DAY IN APRIL HAD 1 INCH OR MORE OF SNOW. 
1 DAY IN APRIL HAD 2 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW.

...SNOW SEASON...

89.3 INCHES OF SNOW HAVE BEEN MEASURED THIS SNOW SEASON THROUGH 
THE END OF APRIL. THE NORMAL SNOW SEASON SNOW THROUGH THE END 
OF APRIL IS 77.6 INCHES. THUS, ANCHORAGE HAS HAD 115% OF ITS 
NORMAL SNOW SEASON SNOW THROUGH THE END OF APRIL. ANCHORAGE IS 
11.7 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR TOTAL SNOW SEASON SNOW THROUGH THE END
OF APRIL.

THIS IS THE 16TH SNOWIEST SNOW SEASON ON RECORD THROUGH THE END OF
APRIL. THIS IS DOWN 4 PLACES SINCE THE END OF MARCH.

...APRIL 2022 VS. APRIL 2021...

APRIL 2022 WAS WARMER, BUT SIMILARLY DRY AND SNOWY AS APRIL 2021.

TEMPERATURE: 38.1 DEGREES IN 2022 VS. 34.8 DEGREES IN 2021. 
PRECIPITATION: 0.16 INCHES IN 2022 VS. 0.17 INCHES IN 2021. 
SNOWFALL: 2.6 INCHES IN 2022 VS. 1.9 INCHES IN 2021. 
SNOW SEASON: 89.3 INCHES IN 2021-2022 VS. 69.7 INCHES IN 2020-2021.

...DAILY RECORDS SET IN APRIL 2022...

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

NO RECORDS WERE SET IN APRIL 2022.

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

HIGH MAXIMUM....4 (00) [MARCH 19, 2022] 
HIGH MINIMUM....2 (00) [FEBRUARY 18, 2022] 
LOW MAXIMUM.....0 (00) [NOVEMBER 28, 2021] 
LOW MINIMUM.....0 (00) [SEPTEMBER 30, 2021] 
PRECIPITATION...2 (00) [MARCH 5, 2022] 
SNOWFALL........2 (00) [MARCH 5, 2022] 
SNOW DEPTH......0 (00) [APRIL 16, 2021] 

...CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR MAY 2022...

NORMAL HIGH: 56.3 DEGREES. 
NORMAL TEMPERATURE: 48.1 DEGREES.
NORMAL LOW: 40.0 DEGREES. 
NORMAL PRECIPITATION: 0.65 INCHES.
NORMAL SNOWFALL: 0.3 INCHES.

WARMEST MAY: 52.5 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (2016). 
WARMEST DAY: 77 DEGREES ON MAY 21, 2002. 
COLDEST MAY: 41.1 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (1964). 
COLDEST DAY: 17 DEGREES ON MAY 10, 1964. 
WETTEST MAY: 2.18 INCHES (2019). 
WETTEST DAY: 0.97 INCHES ON MAY 30, 1980. 
DRIEST MAY: 0.02 INCHES (1957). 
SNOWIEST MAY: 6.1 INCHES (2001).  
SNOWIEST DAY: 5.0 INCHES ON MAY 3, 2001.

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

BEGINNING OF THE MONTH DAYLIGHT: 16 HOURS 15 MINUTES.
PEAK OF THE ETA QUARIDS METEOR SHOWER: MAY 6-7.
FIRST QUARTER MOON: MAY 8 AT 4:21PM.
FIRST DAY WITH MORE THAN 17 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: MAY 10.
FULL (FLOWER) MOON: MAY 15 AT 8:14PM.
LAST DAY GAINING MORE THAN 5 MINUTES OF DAYLIGHT PER DAY: MAY 16.
FIRST DAY WITH SUNRISE BEFORE 5AM: MAY 20.
THIRD QUARTER MOON: MAY 22 AT 10:43AM.
FIRST DAY WITH MORE THAN 18 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: MAY 22.
FIRST DAY WITH SUNSET AFTER 11PM: MAY 23.
LAST DAY GAINING MORE THAN 4 MINUTES OF DAYLIGHT PER DAY: MAY 28.
MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY: MONDAY, MAY 30.
NEW MOON: MAY 30 AT 3:30AM.
END OF THE MONTH DAYLIGHT: 18 HOURS 41 MINUTES. 
TOTAL MONTHLY DAYLIGHT GAIN: 2 HOURS 26 MINUTES.

NEXT METEOR SHOWER VIEWABLE IN ANCHORAGE:
PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER: AUGUST 12-13, 2022.

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

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