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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
127 AM AKDT Fri Nov 2 2018

...Anchorage International Airport Climate Highlights for October
2018...

...Record Warmest October...
...Fifteen New Daily High Temperature Records Set...
...11th Wettest October...
...11th Least Snowiest October...
...11th Least Snowiest Snow Season to Date...

The total Period of Record includes 65 Octobers.

...Temperature...

October 2018 was the warmest October on record with an average
temperature of 44.8 degrees. This is 10.0 degrees above the normal
of 34.8 degrees.

The average high in October 2018 was 50.0 degrees, which is 9.5
degrees above the normal high of 40.5 degrees. The average low was
39.6 degrees, which is 10.5 degrees above the normal of 29.1
degrees.

Top 5 Warmest Octobers (Average Temperature)
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1) 2018- 44.8 degrees
2) 2013- 43.9 degrees
3-5) 2002, 1979, 1969- 41.1 degrees

29 days in October had above normal temperatures.
2 days in October had below normal temperatures.

The most above normal day occurred on the 17th at 17.7 degrees
above the normal for the day. The most below normal day was on the
31st at 1.5 degrees below the normal for the day.

The warmest high temperature in October was 60 degrees, which
occurred on the 10th. This ties 1986, 1963, and 1954 for the 5th
warmest monthly high temperature on record. This was also only the
9th time on record a 60 degree temperature was recorded in
October. The average warmest monthly high temperature is 54
degrees.

Top 9 Warmest Daily High Temperatures in October
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1) 64 degrees- 2006
2) 62 degrees- 2003- (60 degrees was hit twice that month)
3) 61 degrees- 1993, 1969
5) 60 degrees- 2018, 1986, 1963, 1954

October 2018 set a new record for the greatest number of high
temperatures in the 50s during the month.

Top 5 Most 50 Degree or Warmer Highs in October
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1) 2018- 20
2) 2013- 18
3) 1969- 16
4,5) 2017, 1979- 13

The coldest low temperature in October was 20 degrees, which
occurred on both the 30th and 31st. This ties 2004 and 1974 for
the 14th warmest monthly low temperature on record. The average
coldest low temperature is 13 degrees.

October 2018 handily set a new record for the greatest number of
low temperatures in the 40s during the month.

Top 5 Most 40 Degrees or Warmer Lows in October
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1) 2018- 19
2) 2013- 14
3) 1969- 13
4) 1986- 10
5) 2006, 1979- 9

The new date of the latest first freeze was pushed back 12 days
from the previous record in October 2018.

Top 5 Dates of the Latest First Freeze
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1) October 28, 2018
2) October 16, 1969
3) October 13, 1979
4) October 9, 1989
5) October 8, 2001

2018 had the second longest growing season on record, 2 days short
of the record in part due to a relatively late last freeze in
May.

Top 5 Longest Growing Seasons (Period Between 32 Degree Lows)
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1) April 26- October 13, 1979--- 169 days
2) May 13- October 28, 2018----- 167 days
3) April 21- September 30, 2016- 161 days
April 25- October 4, 2005---- 161 days
5) May 9- October 16, 1969------ 159 days

...Precipitation...

October 2018 was the 11th wettest October on record, recording a
sum of 2.81 inches total precipitation falling during the month.
The normal precipitation for October is 2.03 inches. The wettest
day of the month occurred on the 16th, when 0.52 inches of
precipitation fell.

23 out of 31 days in October recorded a trace or more of
precipitation.

...Snowfall and Snow Season...

0.4 inches of snow were measured in October 2018. This is 7.5
inches below the normal of 7.9 inches for the month. The 0.4
inches fell on October 29th, making it the snowiest day of the
month. This was the 11th least snowiest October on record.

The first snowfall on October 29th was the 11th latest first
measurable snow on record. This ended the third longest period
between measurable snowfalls on record.

Top 5 Longest Periods Between Measurable Snowfalls
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1) March 27- November 8, 1957- 225 days
2) March 17- October 21, 1978- 217 days
3) March 28- October 29, 2018- 214 days
March 19- October 20, 2016- 214 days
5) March 24- October 23, 2007- 212 days

October Snowfall Statistics
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No Snow: 1 of 65 Octobers on record (2003)
Trace: 8 of 65 Octobers on record
Measurable Snow: 56 of 65 Octobers on record
Average Number of Days with 1" or more of new snowfall: 2

The normal snowfall for the snow season to date is 8.3 inches.
This is the 11th least snowiest snow season to date.

...October 2018 vs. October 2017...

October 2018 was much warmer, but comparable regarding
precipitation and snowfall to the previous October.

44.8 degrees average temperature in 2018 vs. 39.1 degrees in 2017
2.81 inches of precipitation in 2018 vs. 3.12 inches in 2017
Snowfall: 0.4 inches of snow in 2018 vs. 0.5 inches in 2017
Snow Season: 0.4 inches in 2018 vs. 0.5 inches in 2017

...Daily Records Set in October 2018...

Type...........Date...New Record...Old Record (Year)

High Maximum...05th...57 degrees...56 degrees (1965)
High Maximum...10th...60 degrees...60 degrees (1986)
High Maximum...12th...56 degrees...56 degrees (2009, 1986, 1977)
High Maximum...17th...56 degrees...54 degrees (2013, 1969)
High Maximum...20th...53 degrees...52 degrees (2013)
High Maximum...23rd...55 degrees...54 degrees (2002)
High Maximum...25th...50 degrees...50 degrees (2002, 1992)
High Maximum...26th...52 degrees...51 degrees (2017)

High Minimum...04th...46 degrees...45 degrees (2017)
High Minimum...05th...48 degrees...45 degrees (2017)
High Minimum...12th...44 degrees...44 degrees (1986)
High Minimum...16th...46 degrees...46 degrees (2013)
High Minimum...17th...48 degrees...44 degrees (2013)
High Minimum...18th...45 degrees...44 degrees (2013)
High Minimum...24th...42 degrees...41 degrees (2011)

No precipitation, snowfall, nor low temperature records were set
in October 2018.

...Daily Records Count for 2018 (Change)...

High Maximum....20 (+8)
High Minimum....16 (+7)
Low Maximum.....0 (0)
Low Minimum.....0 (0)
Precipitation...2 (0)
Snowfall........2 (0)

...Highlights for November 2018...

Monthly Averages:
Mean Temperature: 22.2 degrees
High: 27.8 degrees
Low: 16.6 degrees
Precipitation: 1.16 inches
Snowfall: 13.1 inches

Calendar of Astronomy and Holidays:

Beginning of November Daylight: 8 hours 29 minutes
Daylight Saving Time Ends: November 4th at 2am
First Sunset Before 5pm: November 4th (Due to DST)
Last Day with More than 8 Hours of Daylight: November 6th
New Moon: November 7th at 7:01am
Veterans Day Holiday: November 12th
Sunrise at 9am Again: November 13th
First Quarter Moon: November 15th at 5:54am
Last Day with More than 7 Hours of Daylight: November 18th
Thanksgiving Day Holiday: November 22nd
Full Moon: November 22nd at 8:39pm
Sunset at 4pm: November 25th
Third Quarter Moon: November 29th at 3:18pm
End of November Daylight: 6 hours 10 minutes
Total Monthly Daylight Loss: 2 hours 19 minutes

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Juneau AK
404 AM AKDT Tue Oct 23 2018

...HIGH TEMPERATURES SET OR TIED FOR MONDAY OCTOBER 22 2018...

LOCATION NEW RECORD OLD RECORD YEAR SET

AUKE BAY COOP 52 52 2006
HOONAH COOP 53 51 2015
HYDER COOP 53 52 2013
HAINES COOP 49 49 2006

ALL TEMPS REPORTED IN FAHRENHEIT


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