The West Central
First Order Stations

Bethel Airport

Kotzebue - Ralph Wein Airport

Nome Airport

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The west central region of Alaska encompasses the region of maritime influence from the Bering Strait southward to cover most of the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta. The coast is bordered by sea ice in the winter, and the coastal areas to a considerable distance inland are treeless and (at least in the delta area) dotted with small lakes. Although the mean annual temperatures are similar to inland sites at the same latitudes, the seasonal range of temperatures is much lower and the winds are much higher.

Nome and Kotzebue are located directly on the open shore, and Bethel is on a river delta. None can be considered typical of the more inland part of the region. Bethel, which is both the southernmost and farthest inland of the three stations, is on average the warmest of the three by seveal degrees, but this is not always the case.
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OBSERVING STATIONS - Period of record given in parenthesis, which denotes start and end year of operation. Data may not be complete throughout the period, however, and may include significant data gaps. Boldface type indicates stations currently operating.
CAPE LISBURNE (1954 - 84) LITTLE DIOMEDE (1938 - 41) SAVOONGA (1929 - 1989)
CAPE ROMANZOF (1953 - 85) MEKORYUK (1982 - 87) SHAGELUK (1985 - 86)
CROOKED CREEK (1939 - 74) MOSES POINT (1943 - 67) ST MARYS (1967 - 83)
EMMONAK (1977 - 94) NORTHEAST CAPE (1954 - 69) ST MARYS AIRPORT (1980 - 91)
FLAT (1932 - 61) NUNIVAK ISLAND (1923 - 73) TELLER (1925 - 63)
GAMBELL (1936 - 88) NYAC (1926 - 63) TIN CITY (1954 - 84)
GRAYLING (1970 - 76) PLATINUM (1939 - 64) UNALAKLEET FIELD (1941 - present)
HOLY CROSS (1892 - 1975) PORT CLARENCE (1895 - 1995) WALES (1925 - 95)
KOYUK (1988 - 90) RUSSIAN MISSION (1928 - 87) WHITE MOUNTAIN (1945 - 90)