Mean wind speed (mph), 1996 - 2002
LOCATION
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
ANNUAL
Ambler
6.9
8.5
8.2
8.0
6.6
5.4
5.1
5.5
6.3
6.7
6.9
5.9
6.6
Anaktuvuk Pass
9.7
9.1
8.4
8.6
8.6
8.3
7.8
8.7
7.6
8.0
8.7
9.0
8.5
Anchorage
7.3
5.7
7.4
8.1
9.1
8.3
7.8
7.0
7.4
7.0
5.6
6.3
7.2
Aniak
5.5
6.4
6.5
6.6
5.8
4.5
4.1
4.4
4.7
5.6
5.3
4.1
5.2
Annette
9.0
8.9
8.8
7.5
7.7
6.9
6.4
7.2
7.3
8.4
8.8
9.5
8.1
Anvik
7.5
6.9
6.9
5.9
5.0
3.8
3.9
4.7
4.6
5.1
5.6
5.7
5.3
Arctic Village
2.4
2.5
4.2
5.0
6.1
6.7
6.7
6.9
4.9
4.0
2.9
3.1
4.5
Barrow
12.5
13.1
12.7
12.9
12.0
11.4
12.7
13.3
12.2
13.4
14.1
13.0
12.8
Barter Island
10.6
10.0
9.3
9.5
10.6
8.8
10.1
11.1
11.7
12.0
11.9
11.9
10.7
Bethel
14.0
12.1
12.5
12.6
11.1
9.5
9.5
11.0
10.4
11.1
11.5
11.4
11.4
Bettles
4.5
5.2
6.3
6.9
6.7
5.7
5.7
5.8
5.5
5.5
5.1
4.6
5.6
Birchwood
3.3
2.4
3.4
3.5
4.2
3.3
2.5
2.3
2.5
3.2
2.3
3.1
3.0
Buckland
8.2
10.2
7.1
9.4
8.4
8.6
7.5
7.8
7.0
4.8
5.2
6.4
7.5
Cantwell
7.9
6.9
8.3
8.2
8.7
8.6
7.8
7.4
7.2
8.4
6.3
8.2
7.8
Cape Lisburne
13.5
12.8
11.4
10.9
11.3
11.2
13.3
14.0
13.2
15.9
12.6
12.5
12.8
Cape Newenham
15.9
14.5
17.7
14.7
12.3
8.0
9.1
13.6
13.9
14.9
17.4
16.0
13.9
Cape Romanzof
18.5
17.7
17.5
15.5
12.9
11.7
10.0
13.4
13.7
15.0
17.6
17.2
15.0
Chignik
11.3
9.4
11.4
10.7
9.3
7.5
7.0
8.7
10.3
10.8
10.6
13.1
10.0
Cold Bay
16.9
17.3
17.7
17.5
17.0
14.7
14.8
14.8
16.1
16.0
17.6
16.9
16.4
Cordova
5.3
4.9
5.0
5.4
4.7
3.6
2.9
3.3
4.4
4.7
4.1
4.9
4.4
Deadhorse
12.0
11.4
12.2
12.5
12.8
11.9
12.1
11.7
10.6
11.3
11.1
11.5
11.7
Deering
12.7
14.2
10.3
11.0
9.6
9.5
10.2
11.2
10.8
9.8
9.8
11.1
10.8
Delta Junction
13.0
11.8
10.6
9.9
8.7
7.8
6.6
6.8
8.5
8.8
12.8
11.0
9.7
Devils Mtn Lodge
4.7
4.1
5.0
5.8
7.3
6.5
5.8
5.0
4.4
3.8
3.0
3.6
4.8
Dillingham
10.0
9.3
10.2
9.1
7.9
7.3
7.2
7.5
7.9
8.6
9.5
8.9
8.6
Eagle
4.6
3.8
2.7
4.2
4.5
3.7
2.9
2.9
3.7
2.8
3.5
3.2
3.5
Egegik
12.9
13.8
13.1
13.4
11.5
11.1
11.5
11.2
11.6
11.7
11.4
12.6
12.1
Eielson AFB
5.0
4.5
5.9
7.3
7.9
7.0
6.3
5.9
6.0
5.4
4.7
4.5
5.8
Elmendorf AFB
8.1
7.2
8.4
7.9
8.1
7.3
6.9
6.6
7.0
7.6
6.8
7.8
7.5
Emmonak
12.3
12.9
12.0
12.0
10.4
9.1
9.2
10.3
10.0
9.6
11.5
10.1
10.7
Eureka-Skelton
3.5
3.4
4.5
4.9
5.9
7.0
6.4
5.4
4.5
2.9
2.1
2.1
4.4
Fairbanks
1.8
2.1
4.2
5.7
7.0
5.7
5.2
5.3
4.5
3.9
2.3
1.3
4.0
Ft Wainwright
5.3
5.7
7.5
9.0
9.6
8.6
8.2
8.0
7.6
6.6
5.1
5.3
7.5
Galena
4.7
4.5
5.0
6.5
6.2
4.9
5.5
6.4
5.4
5.0
4.2
3.5
5.1
Gambell
25.2
24.7
21.6
17.7
14.7
13.4
13.8
16.3
16.8
19.9
25.2
21.9
19.1
Golovin
13.2
15.6
13.3
11.9
8.2
8.1
10.0
11.7
10.9
10.3
11.0
13.0
11.4
Gulkana
3.6
3.4
5.6
7.7
8.1
7.2
7.2
7.2
6.7
4.4
2.1
2.4
5.3
Gustavus
5.2
4.7
6.1
5.6
5.5
4.2
3.8
4.0
4.9
6.2
4.6
4.9
5.0
Haines
12.5
11.8
11.1
10.1
9.3
7.7
7.6
7.8
9.0
10.5
10.8
12.1
10.0
Healy River
5.8
6.6
6.5
8.3
6.7
5.5
5.7
5.4
6.0
4.5
4.6
4.2
5.7
Homer
6.9
6.2
6.9
7.5
7.6
7.1
6.4
6.2
6.7
6.6
6.3
7.3
6.8
Hoonah
7.2
6.5
6.8
5.4
5.8
4.9
4.3
4.5
4.8
5.3
5.9
6.0
5.6
Hooper Bay
17.3
18.3
16.3
14.3
13.1
12.4
12.1
14.7
14.2
13.4
17.1
15.9
14.9
Huslia
4.7
5.7
5.9
5.9
5.4
4.3
4.1
4.4
4.5
4.6
5.3
4.4
4.9
Hydaburg
8.6
8.2
7.7
7.1
7.5
6.1
6.0
6.9
7.3
8.6
8.4
9.0
7.6
Iliamna
12.0
11.4
11.0
10.4
9.6
9.0
9.0
9.2
10.2
11.1
11.8
11.8
10.6
Juneau
8.7
7.2
8.5
8.1
8.2
6.7
7.0
7.2
8.2
8.6
7.5
8.4
7.9
Kake
7.6
6.7
7.4
6.3
6.1
4.9
4.8
5.2
6.3
7.8
7.3
7.9
6.5
Kaltag
5.0
5.3
7.0
6.3
6.0
5.3
5.0
5.2
4.0
5.0
5.3
5.1
5.3
Kenai
7.9
8.1
9.0
8.4
8.9
8.5
8.3
7.0
7.7
7.8
7.3
7.4
8.0
Ketchikan
8.0
8.2
7.5
7.7
8.2
7.7
7.5
7.9
7.9
8.1
8.1
8.5
7.9
King Salmon
10.0
9.3
10.1
10.7
9.7
8.6
8.6
8.9
8.9
8.9
8.9
8.4
9.2
Kivalina
12.9
14.4
13.4
12.5
10.6
9.9
10.6
14.5
12.6
13.0
12.9
13.6
12.6
Klawok
3.8
3.1
3.7
3.5
4.1
3.8
3.4
3.4
3.2
3.6
3.5
3.6
3.6
Kodiak
12.4
11.6
11.9
11.2
10.0
9.1
7.5
7.9
9.7
11.0
11.1
12.7
10.5
Kotzebue
11.0
12.7
10.5
12.4
9.5
10.3
11.7
12.8
12.0
12.0
13.3
10.4
11.6
Koyuk
9.8
9.2
10.0
9.6
7.8
7.7
7.9
8.9
7.5
7.1
8.5
8.8
8.5
Lake Hood
5.0
3.9
5.3
5.8
6.8
6.4
5.8
5.0
5.5
5.3
4.0
4.4
5.2
McGrath
2.8
2.3
4.1
5.7
6.1
4.9
4.3
4.9
4.8
4.3
2.2
1.7
3.9
McKinley Park
4.7
4.0
5.3
6.0
5.7
4.5
4.3
4.3
4.4
4.7
3.6
3.4
4.5
Mekoryuk
16.3
16.7
15.2
15.7
12.5
10.4
10.1
14.0
13.9
14.8
17.2
15.3
14.4
Merrill Field
3.6
2.8
4.2
4.7
5.7
5.2
4.7
4.0
4.0
4.1
2.6
2.8
4.0
Metlakatla
9.4
8.5
8.8
7.4
7.5
6.2
6.0
6.4
6.4
7.9
9.4
9.7
7.8
Middleton Island
18.1
17.0
15.1
14.1
11.8
10.3
9.1
9.4
12.9
15.5
15.7
17.6
13.9
Minchumina
1.8
1.3
2.5
3.2
3.7
2.8
3.0
2.9
2.3
2.2
1.2
1.3
2.3
Nenana
5.0
4.5
6.1
6.1
6.2
4.7
4.1
4.4
4.9
5.0
4.7
4.8
5.0
Noatak
7.0
8.4
8.2
8.7
7.6
7.3
7.1
8.4
7.6
7.6
7.4
6.5
7.6
Nome
9.8
11.9
9.7
9.9
9.0
8.9
9.7
10.9
9.9
9.0
10.9
9.1
9.9
Northway
0.9
0.9
3.1
5.1
6.6
5.9
5.4
4.9
4.6
3.1
0.8
1.1
3.4
Nuiqsut
9.4
9.1
9.5
11.3
10.6
10.4
10.8
10.5
8.7
10.1
8.2
7.6
9.6
Palmer
6.8
7.2
8.2
9.3
8.4
7.1
6.2
6.0
6.9
5.8
5.9
6.6
7.0
Petersburg
3.4
3.6
4.0
4.2
4.5
3.8
3.0
3.0
3.2
3.9
3.4
4.0
3.7
Point Hope
16.4
15.4
14.2
12.5
11.9
12.4
13.3
15.4
16.1
16.4
17.5
16.2
14.9
Portage
12.8
11.3
10.2
9.6
8.0
8.3
8.6
8.1
9.5
10.4
9.5
10.6
9.8
Red Dog
10.4
13.1
10.7
10.8
9.2
8.6
8.6
10.5
9.4
9.8
9.0
9.8
9.9
Sand Point
13.2
11.4
11.9
11.3
9.7
7.7
7.9
9.2
11.8
13.5
13.1
13.7
11.2
Savoonga
12.6
12.2
12.0
11.5
10.7
9.4
9.7
12.7
12.4
15.5
19.4
13.9
12.7
Selawik
9.0
11.2
9.7
10.6
9.1
9.7
8.6
9.3
8.9
7.8
9.4
8.5
9.3
Seldovia
3.7
3.2
3.8
3.6
4.4
4.2
4.6
4.0
3.6
3.6
2.1
4.1
3.7
Seward
12.0
10.9
9.4
8.8
8.3
6.7
6.0
7.0
7.5
10.3
9.1
12.6
9.0
Shishmaref
13.5
13.5
12.2
12.0
10.1
9.3
12.0
14.3
14.1
14.4
15.8
12.9
12.9
Sitka
9.8
8.8
8.5
7.8
7.5
6.3
6.0
6.3
7.1
9.3
9.4
10.2
8.1
Skagway
14.7
11.9
11.8
9.5
10.4
9.6
9.0
8.3
8.4
9.6
10.4
11.7
10.4
Slana
5.7
4.7
7.2
7.5
8.5
7.5
6.7
6.2
6.0
6.5
4.8
5.9
6.5
Sleetmute
2.3
1.8
2.9
3.4
3.8
2.7
2.4
2.5
2.1
2.2
1.5
1.8
2.4
Soldotna
3.1
2.9
3.5
4.2
4.9
4.5
3.7
3.3
3.4
3.3
2.8
2.7
3.5
St George
20.8
19.8
18.7
17.6
14.6
13.1
11.7
12.5
15.3
17.4
19.3
18.8
16.7
St Mary's
14.1
15.5
14.1
12.6
10.8
9.2
9.1
10.7
10.3
9.9
13.2
11.5
11.7
St Paul
19.0
17.8
16.8
16.2
13.1
12.3
11.5
12.9
14.8
16.0
18.0
17.3
15.4
Talkeetna
5.6
5.2
5.4
4.4
4.9
4.6
4.1
3.2
3.4
3.8
4.4
4.8
4.4
Tanana
5.3
6.3
7.1
6.9
7.0
5.9
5.8
6.0
5.8
5.8
5.5
4.7
6.0
Tin City
25.2
27.0
23.5
19.6
15.0
17.1
14.3
16.1
15.0
15.3
18.0
20.6
18.5
Togiak
12.0
12.3
12.5
12.2
11.1
9.4
10.0
10.9
11.1
10.5
12.3
12.2
11.3
Unalakleet
13.8
16.3
13.7
11.8
8.9
7.6
8.8
10.4
9.5
10.5
14.8
12.2
11.5
Unalaska
12.7
12.1
13.0
12.0
10.6
8.7
7.8
8.6
11.3
12.4
13.1
12.8
11.2
Utopia Creek
5.9
6.5
7.9
6.3
6.4
5.6
5.0
5.1
4.9
5.5
6.0
5.5
5.8
Valdez AP
3.0
2.7
4.2
3.3
4.3
4.3
3.4
2.7
2.4
3.4
2.3
3.3
3.3
Valdez WSO
7.3
5.3
6.4
5.2
5.9
5.9
4.7
4.2
4.0
6.5
6.0
7.5
5.7
Wainwright
10.2
11.4
12.2
12.6
11.3
11.0
11.8
12.6
11.0
12.2
11.4
10.0
11.5
Wasilla
6.2
5.7
7.7
6.1
5.2
4.3
3.9
4.0
4.8
5.9
5.6
5.9
5.4
Whittier
11.4
9.6
9.3
8.4
7.8
6.9
6.0
7.3
8.2
10.3
8.9
11.1
8.8
Wrangell
8.7
8.0
8.5
7.1
6.7
5.1
3.8
4.5
5.9
7.9
8.6
9.3
7.0
Yakutat
5.9
4.9
5.4
5.3
5.6
4.8
4.8
4.8
5.4
5.9
4.3
5.5
5.2