Barrow, AK
Period of Record: 1901 - present
71°17'N / 156°46'W
31 ft. above sea level
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NCDC Normals (1971 - 2000)
Element
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
ANNUAL
Mean Temperature (°F)
-13.7
-15.9
-13.7
-0.5
20.1
35.0
40.4
38.7
31.2
14.6
-0.9
-10.6
10.4
Mean Maximum Temperature (°F)
-7.7
-9.8
-7.4
6.3
24.9
39.5
46.5
43.6
34.8
19.3
4.6
-4.7
15.8
Mean Minimum Temperature (°F)
-19.6
-22.0
-20.0
-7.3
15.3
30.4
34.3
33.8
27.5
9.8
-6.4
-16.4
5.0
Mean Precipitation (in)
0.12
0.12
0.09
0.12
0.12
0.32
0.87
1.04
0.69
0.39
0.16
0.12
4.16
Mean
Snowfall (in)
2.0
1.9
1.7
2.1
1.7
0.8
0.2
0.9
5.0
7.4
3.2
2.2
29.1
Mean
Snow depth (in)
9
10
11
11
6
1
0
0
1
4
7
8
6
HDD
2440
2267
2423
1967
1391
903
763
815
1016
1564
1978
2346
19873
CDD
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Temperature Extremes (1949 - 2004)
Element
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
ANNUAL
Highest Mean (°F)
-0.9
9.3
-2.1
11.2
28.0
38.8
45.5
46.8
37.7
24.7
15.2
0.6
16.9
Year
1981
1989
2002
1998
1991
2004
1989
1989
1998
1998
1950
1983
1998
Lowest Mean (°F)
-27.7
-33.0
-26.5
-10.6
11.4
30.0
34.6
31.4
23.9
0.5
-13.6
-26.6
4.6
Year
1951
1984
1959
1964
2001
1974
1969
1956
1975
1970
1988
1974
1964
Highest Daily Maximum (°F)
36
36
34
38
47
72
79
76
62
43
37
32
79
Date
4 Jan 1974
4 Feb 1982
21 Mar 1998
29 Apr 1967
23 May 1996
18 Jun 1996
13 Jul 1993
8 Aug 1968
4 Sep 1957
3 Oct 1954
10 Nov 1950
6 Dec 1972
13 Jul 1993
Lowest Daily Minimum (°F)
-53
-54
-52
-38
-19
4
25
21
1
-32
-38
-51
-54
Date
15 Jan 1951
19 Feb 1964
2 Mar 1971
5 Apr 1986
6 May 1984
6 Jun 1969
27 Jul 1992
29 Aug 1956
28 Sep 1957
27 Oct 1970
16 Nov 1956
31 Dec 1974
19 Feb 1964
Precipitation Extremes (1949 - 2004)
Element
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
ANNUAL
Highest Total (in)
1.04
0.81
1.49
1.36
0.51
1.15
3.19
2.81
1.88
1.49
1.15
0.76
9.77
Year
1962
1959
1963
1963
1959
1955
1989
1963
2002
2003
1965
1967
1963
Lowest Total (in)
0
0
0
0
0
0.02
0.06
0.09
0.01
0.13
0
0.01
1.75
Year
1951
1965
1964
1974
1995
1970
2002
1968
1969
1978
1989
1975
1991
Highest 1-Day Maximum (in)
0.62
0.30
0.70
0.42
0.29
0.82
1.28
0.83
0.62
0.45
0.39
0.21
1.28
Date
8 Jan 2001
13 Feb 1959
25 Mar 1963
4 Apr 1963
29 May 1962
26 Jun 1955
21 Jul 1987
10 Aug 1960
9 Sep 2003
12 Oct 1972
2 Nov 1958
30 Dec 1967
21 Jul 1987
Highest Total Snowfall (in)
11.9
8.8
15.8
15.4
7.4
4.1
3.5
4.0
16.2
19.1
12.8
9.2
62.1
Year
1962
1959
1963
1963
1959
1954
1963
1969
1987
1997
1954
1967
1963
Highest 1-Day Maximum (in)
7.3
3.0
7.0
4.2
4.4
3.2
2.9
2.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
2.6
7.3
Date
8
2001
13
1959
25
1963
4
1963
19
1996
7
1981
4
1963
25
1984
13
1987
12
1972
17
2001
30
1967
8 Jan
2001
Threshold Counts (1971 - 2000)
Element
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
ANNUAL
Maximum Temperature
>= 80°F
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Maximum Temperature
>= 32°F
0
0
0
1
7
28
31
30
20
3
1
0
122
Minimum Temperature
<= 32°F
31
28
31
30
31
23
12
15
24
31
30
31
315
Minimum Temperature
<= 0°F
30
27
30
23
2
0
0
0
0
7
21
29
168
Precipitation
>=0.01"
5
4
4
4
5
6
9
12
13
12
6
5
85
Precipitation
>=0.10"
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
4
2
1
0
0
11
Precipitation
>=0.50"
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Precipitation
>=1.00"
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0