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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
1151 AM AKDT FRI JUN 3 2022

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

...3RD WARMEST MAY...
...13TH DRIEST MAY...
...16TH SNOWIEST SNOW SEASON ON RECORD THROUGH THE END OF 
MAY...

THE PERIOD OF RECORD INCLUDES 71 MAYS.

*** DELINEATES 2022 IN THE LISTS BELOW.

...TEMPERATURE...

MAY 2022 WAS THE 3RD WARMEST MAY ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE OF 50.9 DEGREES. THIS IS 2.8 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
OF 48.1 DEGREES.

TOP 5 WARMEST MAYS
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1) 52.5 DEGREES IN 2014.
2) 52.0 DEGREES IN 2016.
3) 50.9 DEGREES IN 2022.***
4) 50.7 DEGREES IN 1993.
   50.7 DEGREES IN 1981.

THE AVERAGE HIGH IN MAY WAS 60.4 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 4.1 DEGREES
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 56.3 DEGREES. 
THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 41.4 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 1.4 DEGREES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 40.0 DEGREES.

MAY 2022 WAS THE WARMEST MAY SINCE 2016.

19 DAYS IN MAY HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 
7 DAYS IN MAY HAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
5 DAYS IN MAY HAD NORMAL TEMPERATURES (WITHIN 1/2 DEGREE).

9 DAYS IN MAY WERE 5 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE THE DAILY NORMAL.
0 DAYS IN MAY WERE 5 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW THE DAILY NORMAL.

2 DAYS IN MAY WERE 10 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE THE DAILY NORMAL. [5/29,30]
0 DAYS IN MAY WERE 10 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST ABOVE NORMAL DAY IN MAY OCCURRED ON THE 30TH, WHICH 
WAS 11.1 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST BELOW NORMAL DAY IN MAY OCCURRED ON THE 11TH, WHICH 
WAS 4.9 DEGREES COLDER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH IN MAY OCCURRED ON THE 31ST, WHEN THE 
HIGH REACHED 76 DEGREES. THIS TIES SEVERAL YEARS FOR THE 
3RD WARMEST MONTHLY HIGH IN MAY. THIS WAS THE WARMEST 
MAY MONTHLY HIGH SINCE 2013. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY HIGH IN 
MAY IS 68 DEGREES.

TOP 7 WARMEST MONTHLY HIGHS IN MAY
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1,2) 77 DEGREES- 2002, 1969
3-7) 76 DEGREES- 2022***, 2013, 2010, 2006, 1993 

THE COLDEST DAILY LOW IN MAY OCCURRED ON THE 11TH, WHEN THE 
LOW DROPPED TO 32 DEGREES. THIS TIES SEVERAL YEARS FOR THE 14TH 
WARMEST MONTHLY LOW IN MAY. THIS WAS THE WARMEST MAY MONTHLY LOW 
SINCE 2020. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW IN MAY IS 30 DEGREES.

MAY HAD 5 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 70 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 1 DAY.
MAY HAD 13 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 60 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 7 DAYS.
MAY HAD 29 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 50 OR MORE. AVERAGE: 26 DAYS.

MAY HAD 13 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 30S. AVERAGE: 16 DAYS.
MAY HAD 28 DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE 40S AND COLDER. AVERAGE: 30 DAYS.

...PRECIPITATION...

MAY 2022 WAS THE 13TH DRIEST MAY ON RECORD, WITH 0.26 
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION MEASURED FOR THE MONTH. THE NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION IN MAY IS 0.65 INCHES. THUS, MAY HAD 40% OF ITS 
NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE WETTEST DAY IN MAY WAS ON THE 12TH, WITH 0.14 INCHES OF 
PRECIPITATION MEASURED.

6 OF 31 DAYS IN MAY HAD A TRACE OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. 
3 DAYS HAD MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. 
2 DAYS HAD 1/10 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. 

MAY 2022 WAS THE DRIEST MAY SINCE 2010.

...SNOWFALL...

MAY 2022 RECORDED A TRACE OF "SNOWFALL", THIS TIES SEVERAL OTHER
YEARS FOR THE 15TH SNOWIEST MAY ON RECORD.

THE ONLY DAY IN MAY THAT RECORDED A TRACE OF SNOWFALL WAS ON THE 
4TH.

...SNOW SEASON...

89.3 INCHES OF SNOW HAVE BEEN MEASURED THIS SNOW SEASON THROUGH 
THE END OF MAY. THE NORMAL SNOW SEASON SNOW THROUGH THE END 
OF MAY IS 77.9 INCHES. THUS, ANCHORAGE HAS HAD 115% OF ITS 
NORMAL SNOW SEASON SNOW THROUGH THE END OF MAY. ANCHORAGE IS 
11.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR TOTAL SNOW SEASON SNOW THROUGH THE 
END OF MAY.

THIS IS THE 16TH SNOWIEST SNOW SEASON ON RECORD THROUGH THE END OF
MAY. THIS IS THE SAME RANKING AS AT THE END OF APRIL.

...MAY 2022 VS. MAY 2021...

MAY 2022 WAS MUCH WARMER AND MUCH DRIER THAN MAY 2021.

TEMPERATURE: 50.9 DEGREES IN 2022 VS. 48.0 DEGREES IN 2021. 
PRECIPITATION: 0.26 INCHES IN 2022 VS. 1.09 INCHES IN 2021. 
SNOWFALL: TRACE IN 2022 VS. 0 INCHES IN 2021. 
SNOW SEASON: 89.3 INCHES IN 2021-2022 VS. 69.7 INCHES IN 2020-2021.

...DAILY RECORDS SET IN MAY 2022...

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

WARMEST HIGH....28TH...74 DEGREES....74 DEGREES (2013, 1979)
WARMEST HIGH....31ST...76 DEGREES....75 DEGREES (1964)

WARMEST LOW.....29TH...55 DEGREES....52 DEGREES (2019, 2010, 1979)

PRECIPITATION...13TH...0.10 INCHES...0.09 INCHES (1995, 1990, 1989)

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

WARMEST HIGH....6 (+2) [MAY 31, 2022] 
WARMEST LOW.....3 (+1) [MAY 29, 2022] 
COOLEST HIGH....0 (00) [NOVEMBER 28, 2021] 
COOLEST LOW.....0 (00) [SEPTEMBER 30, 2021] 
PRECIPITATION...3 (+1) [MAY 13, 2022] 
SNOWFALL........2 (00) [MARCH 5, 2022] 
SNOW DEPTH......0 (00) [APRIL 16, 2021] 

...CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR JUNE 2022...

NORMAL HIGH: 63.4 DEGREES. 
NORMAL TEMPERATURE: 55.9 DEGREES.
NORMAL LOW: 48.4 DEGREES. 
NORMAL PRECIPITATION: 1.02 INCHES.

WARMEST JUNE: 60.5 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (2019). 
WARMEST DAY: 85 DEGREES ON JUNE 14, 1969. 
COLDEST JUNE: 51.1 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (1971). 
COLDEST DAY: 33 DEGREES ON JUNE 4, 1961. 
WETTEST JUNE: 3.40 INCHES (1962). 
WETTEST DAY: 1.62 INCHES ON JUNE 12, 1962. 
DRIEST JUNE: 0.02 INCHES (1952). 

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

BEGINNING OF THE MONTH DAYLIGHT: 18 HOURS 45 MINUTES.
LAST DAY GAINING MORE THAN 3 MINUTES OF DAYLIGHT PER DAY: JUNE 5.
FIRST DAY WITH MORE THAN 19 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: JUNE 6.
FIRST QUARTER MOON: JUNE 7 AT 6:48AM.
LAST DAY GAINING MORE THAN 2 MINUTES OF DAYLIGHT PER DAY: JUNE 11.
FULL (STRAWBERRY) MOON: JUNE 14 AT 3:51AM.
LAST DAY GAINING MORE THAN 1 MINUTE OF DAYLIGHT PER DAY: JUNE 16.
JUNETEENTH NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY: JUNE 19.
EARLIEST SUNRISE OF THE YEAR: JUNE 19TH AT 4:20AM.
THIRD QUARTER MOON: JUNE 20 AT 7:10PM.
SUMMER SOLSTICE: JUNE 21 AT 1:13AM. (LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR)
SUMMER SOLSTICE DAYLIGHT: 19 HOURS 21 MINUTES.
SUMMER SOLSTICE: 13 HOURS 54 MINUTES LONGER THAN THE WINTER SOLSTICE.
LATEST SUNSET OF THE YEAR: JUNE 22ND AT 11:42PM.
FIRST DAY LOSING MORE THAN 1 MINUTE OF DAYLIGHT PER DAY: JUNE 26.
NEW MOON: JUNE 28 AT 6:52PM.
FIRST DAY LOSING MORE THAN 2 MINUTES OF DAYLIGHT PER DAY: JULY 1.

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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