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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
1258 AM AKST MON DEC 5 2022

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

...24TH WARMEST/40TH COLDEST NOVEMBER...
...29TH WETTEST/34TH DRIEST NOVEMBER...

THE PERIOD OF RECORD INCLUDES 71 NOVEMBERS.

*** DELINEATES 2022 IN THE LISTS BELOW.

...TEMPERATURE...

NOVEMBER 2022 WAS THE 24TH WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WITH AN 
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 23.7 DEGREES. THIS IS 0.1 DEGREES ABOVE 
THE NORMAL OF 23.6 DEGREES.

TOP 5 WARMEST NOVEMBERS BY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
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1) 35.7 DEGREES IN 2019. 
2) 35.2 DEGREES IN 2002. 
3) 33.5 DEGREES IN 1979.
4) 33.0 DEGREES IN 1957. 
5) 32.2 DEGREES IN 1952.


TOP 5 COLDEST NOVEMBERS BY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
------------------------------------------ 
1)  9.4 DEGREES IN 1955. 
2)  9.9 DEGREES IN 1990. 
3) 11.5 DEGREES IN 2006.
4) 12.1 DEGREES IN 1963. 
5) 13.6 DEGREES IN 1973.

THE AVERAGE HIGH IN NOVEMBER 2022 WAS 28.8 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 0.1
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 28.9 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 
18.6 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 0.3 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 18.3 
DEGREES.

16 DAYS IN NOVEMBER HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 12 DAYS IN 
NOVEMBER HAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 2 DAYS IN NOVEMBER HAD 
NORMAL TEMPERATURES (WITHIN 1/2 DEGREE).

3 DAYS IN NOVEMBER WERE 10 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE THE DAILY 
NORMAL. 8 DAYS IN NOVEMBER WERE 5 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE THE DAILY
NORMAL. 8 DAYS IN NOVEMBER WERE 5 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW THE DAILY
NORMAL. 5 DAYS IN NOVEMBER WERE 10 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW THE 
DAILY NORMAL. 2 DAYS IN NOVEMBER WERE 15 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW THE
DAILY NORMAL. 

THE MOST ABOVE NORMAL DAY IN NOVEMBER OCCURRED ON THE 13TH, WHICH
WAS 14.4 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST BELOW NORMAL DAYS IN NOVEMBER OCCURRED ON THE 28TH, 
WHICH WAS 15.3 DEGREES COOLER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH IN NOVEMBER OCCURRED ON THE 13TH, WHEN THE
HIGH REACHED 44 DEGREES. THIS TIES 1964, 1983, 2010 AND 2013 FOR 
THE 10TH WARMEST MONTHLY HIGH IN NOVEMBER. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY 
HIGH FOR NOVEMBER 2022 IS 28.8 DEGREES.

TOP 5 WARMEST MONTHLY HIGHS IN NOVEMBER
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1) 54 DEGREES - 2002. 
2) 53 DEGREES - 1967 1979.  
3) 51 DEGREES - 1962 1981.  
4) 50 DEGREES - 1952 1969. 
5) 49 DEGREES - 2019.  

THE COLDEST DAILY LOW IN NOVEMBER OCCURRED ON THE 29TH, 
WHEN THE LOW DROPPED TO -2 DEGREES. THIS MAKES 2022 THE 13TH 
COLDEST MONTHLY LOW ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW FOR 
NOVEMBER 2022 IS 18.6 DEGREES.

TOP 5 COLDEST MONTHLY LOWS IN NOVEMBER
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1) -21 DEGREES - 1956. 
2) -16 DEGREES - 1955. 
3) -15 DEGREES - 1994.  
4) -14 DEGREES - 1963 1964 1989.  
5) -13 DEGREES - 1961.    

NOVEMBER HAD 3 DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 40 OR MORE. NOVEMBER HAD 14 
DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 30 OR MORE. NOVEMBER HAD 27 DAYS WITH A HIGH 
OF 20 OR MORE. 

...PRECIPITATION...

NOVEMBER 2022 WAS THE 29TH WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD, WITH 1.17 
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION MEASURED FOR THE MONTH. THE NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION IN NOVEMBER IS 1.19 INCHES. 

THE WETTEST DAY IN NOVEMBER WAS ON THE 13TH, WITH 0.46 INCHES OF 
PRECIPITATION MEASURED. THE SECOND WETTEST DAY IN NOVEMBER WAS ON
THE 2ND, WITH 0.24 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION MEASURED. 

16 OF 30 DAYS IN NOVEMBER HAD A TRACE OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. 
14 DAYS HAD MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. 2 DAYS HAD 1/10 INCH OR MORE
OF PRECIPITATION. 1 DAY HAD 1/4 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.  

TOP 5 WETTEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD
---------------------------
1) 2.84 INCHES - 1976.
2) 2.77 INCHES - 1979.
3) 2.71 INCHES - 1964.
4) 2.65 INCHES - 2010.
5) 2.63 INCHES - 2004. 

...SNOWFALL...

9.8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED IN NOVEMBER 2022. THE NORMAL
MONTHLY SNOWFALL FOR NOVEMBER IS 12.6 INCHES. 

...NOVEMBER 2022 VS. NOVEMBER 2021...

NOVEMBER 2022 WAS SIGNIFICANTLY WARMER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN 
NOVEMBER 2021.

TEMPERATURE: 23.7 DEGREES IN 2022 VS. 15.8 DEGREES IN 2021. 
PRECIPITATION: 1.17 INCHES IN 2022 VS. 1.18 INCHES IN 2021. 
SNOWFALL: 9.8" IN 2022 VS. 16.5" IN 2021. 

...DAILY RECORDS SET IN NOVEMBER 2022...

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

PRECIPITATION...NOVEMBER 13TH...0.46"....0.36" (1979) 
SNOWFALL........NOVEMBER 2ND.....3.2".....3.1" (1981)


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

WARMEST HIGH....12 (00)[OCTOBER 8, 2022] 
WARMEST LOW.....12 (00)[OCTOBER 8, 2022] 
COOLEST HIGH....2 (00) [SEPTEMBER 19, 2022] 
COOLEST LOW.....1 (00) [SEPTEMBER 10, 2022] 
PRECIPITATION...7 (+1) [NOVEMBER 13, 2022] 
SNOWFALL........3 (+1) [NOVEMBER 2, 2022] 
SNOW DEPTH......0 (00) [APRIL 16, 2021] 

...CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER 2022...

NORMAL HIGH: 25.0 DEGREES. 
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 19.4 DEGREES.
NORMAL LOW: 13.8 DEGREES. 
NORMAL PRECIPITATION: 1.16 INCHES.

WARMEST DECEMBER: 28.4 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (1969). 
WARMEST DAY: 51 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 31ST, 2019.  
COLDEST DECEMBER: 0.8 DEGREES AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (1980). 
COLDEST DAY: -30.0 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 27TH-28TH, 1961 AND DECEMBER 14TH, 1964.  
WETTEST DECEMBER: 2.67 INCHES (1955 AND 2011). 
WETTEST DAY: 1.39 INCHES ON DECEMBER 29TH, 1955.   
DRIEST DECEMBER: 0.09 INCHES (1995). 

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

BEGINNING OF THE MONTH DAYLIGHT: 6 HOURS 5 MINUTES 44 SECONDS.
LAST DAY WITH 6 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT: DECEMBER 2ND.    
FULL MOON (COLD MOON): DECEMBER 7TH AT 7:08 PM AKST. 
SUNRISE AT 10AM: DECEMBER 9TH. 
LAST DAY THE SOLAR NOON SUN ANGLE IS GREATER THAN 6 DEGREES 
ABOVE THE HORIZON: DECEMBER 10TH. 
THIRD QUARTER MOON: DECEMBER 15TH AT 11:56 PM AKST. 
WINTER SOLSTICE AND SHORTEST DAY OF THE YEAR: DECEMBER 21ST
NEW MOON: DECEMBER 23RD AT 1:16 AM AKST.
CHRISTMAS EVE: DECEMBER 24TH. 
CHRISTMAS DAY: DECEMBER 25TH.
NEW YEAR'S EVE: DECEMBER 31ST. 
END OF THE MONTH DAYLIGHT: 5 HOURS 37 MINUTES 50 SECONDS. 
TOTAL MONTHLY DAYLIGHT LOSS (BEFORE DECEMBER 21ST): ~0.63 HOURS. 
TOTAL MONTHLY DAYLIGHT GAIN (AFTER DECEMBER 21ST): ~0.17 HOURS.  
HIGHEST SOLAR NOON SUN ANGLE: 7.0 DEGREES ABOVE THE HORIZON (DECEMBER 1ST). 
LOWEST SOLAR NOON SUN ANGLE: 5.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE HORIZON (DECEMBER 21ST). 
TOTAL MONTHLY DECREASE OF THE SOLAR NOON SUN ANGLE WITH 
RESPECT TO THE HORIZON (BEFORE DECEMBER 21ST): 2.5 DEGREES. 
TOTAL MONTHLY INCREASE OF THE SOLAR NOON SUN ANGLE WITH 
RESPECT TO THE HORIZON (AFTER DECEMBER 21ST): 0.4 DEGREES.

...WINTER SOLSTICE FUN FACTS...

TOTAL DAYLIGHT: 5 HOURS 27 MINUTES 44 SECONDS. 
SUNRISE: 10:13 AM AKST
SUNSET: 3:41 PM AKST. 
SOLAR NOON SUN ANGLE: 5.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE HORIZON. 

ON THE WINTER SOLSTICE IN ANCHORAGE, THE SOLAR NOON SUN ANGLE IS
5.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE HORIZON WHICH MAKES THE SOLAR NOON SUN ANGLE
0.5 DEGREES HIGHER THAN THE MINIMUM ANGLE THRESHOLD FOR THE SUN 
TO PROVIDE ANY NON-NEGLIGIBLE THERMAL HEATING FOR THE DAY. 5 
DEGREES ABOVE THE HORIZON IS THE MINIMUM ANGLE THRESHOLD FOR THE 
SUN TO PROVIDE ANY NON-NEGLIGIBLE HEATING FOR THE DAY. 

IN FAIRBANKS, AK THE SOLAR NOON SUN ANGLE ON THE WINTER SOLSTICE 
IS 2.0 DEGREES ABOVE THE HORIZON WHICH MEANS DESPITE THE SUN BEING
VISIBLE, IT PROVIDES A NEGLIGIBLE AMOUNT OF SOLAR HEATING FOR THE
DAY. 

IN BARROW, AK THE SOLAR NOON SUN ANGLE ON THE WINTER 
SOLSTICE IS 4.7 DEGREES BELOW THE HORIZON WHICH MEANS THE DARKER 
SIDE OF CIVIL TWILIGHT IS THE BRIGHTEST IT WILL BE FOR THE DAY. 

...METEOR SHOWERS AND ECLIPSES...

NEXT METEOR SHOWER VIEWABLE IN ANCHORAGE: 
GEMINIDS METEOR SHOWER: DECEMBER 13-14. 
URSIDS METEOR SHOWER: DECEMBER 22-23. 
QUADRANTIDS METEOR SHOWER: JANUARY 3-4. 

NEXT ECLIPSE VIEWABLE IN ANCHORAGE: 
ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE: OCTOBER 14TH, 2023 AT 7:03 AM AKDT.
PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE: OCTOBER 28TH-29TH, 2023 AT 10:01 AM AKDT.


DREWITZ

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