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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
544 PM AKST Thu Dec 1 2016

...Anchorage International Airport Climate Highlights for November

...3rd Least Snowiest November on Record...
...7th Least Snowiest Snow Season on Record...
...10th Driest November on Record...
...16th Warmest November on Record...

The total period of record includes 63 Novembers.


November 2016 was the 16th warmest November on record with an
average temperature of 26.1 degrees. This is 3.9 degrees above
the normal of 22.2 degrees.

The average high in November was 31.4 degrees, while the average
low was 20.8 degrees.

10 days in November had below normal temperatures.

The warmest high temperature for the month was 47 degrees on the
10th. This ties multiple years for the 11th warmest monthly high.
The coldest low temperature for the month was 1 degree above zero
on both the 29th and the 30th, which is the coldest temperature
recorded in Anchorage in 2016.

The last time Anchorage recorded a temperature above freezing was
on the 15th.


November 2016 was the 10th driest November on record, recording
0.25 inches of precipitation. The normal precipitation for
November is 1.16 inches. The wettest day was on the 14th,
recording 0.07 inches of precipitation.


November 2016 was the 3rd least snowiest November on record,
recording a total snowfall of 1.3 inches. The normal monthly
snowfall is 13.1 inches.

The top 5 least snowiest Novembers are:

1) 0.9 inches in 1995
2) 1.0 inches in 2006
3) 1.3 inches in 2016
4) 1.5 inches in 1985
5) 1.8 inches in 1984

0.8 inches fell on the 6th, which was the largest daily snowfall
in November 2016
0.4 inches fell on the 25th
0.1 inches fell just before midnight on the 30th, which continued
into December 1st.

The seasonal snowfall to date is 3.9 inches. The normal seasonal
snowfall to date is 21.4 inches. This is the 7th least snowiest
snow season to date through the end of November.

Top 7 least snowiest snow seasons through November 30th

1) 2.0 inches in 1975
   2.0 inches in 1953
3) 2.1 inches in 2002
4) 2.3 inches in 1985
5) 2.8 inches in 1969
6) 3.8 inches in 1986
7) 3.9 inches in 2016

November 2016 vs. November 2015

Compared to last year, November 2016 was warmer, drier and less

26.1 degree average temperature in 2016 vs. 23.8 in 2015
0.25 inches total precipitation in 2016 vs. 1.69 in 2015
1.3 inches of snow in 2016 vs. 13.8 in 2015
Snow Season Totals: 3.9 inches in 2016 vs. 19.7 in 2015

...Daily Temperature Records Set in November 2016...

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

High Maximum...11th...47 degrees...47 degrees (1979)

...Daily Precipitation Records Set in November 2016...

No daily precipitation nor snowfall records were set.

...Highlights for December 2016...

Average Temperature: 19.0 degrees
Average High Temperature: 24.8 degrees
Average Low Temperature: 13.2 degrees
Normal Precipitation: 1.11 inches
Normal Snowfall: 16.7 inches- Anchorage`s Snowiest Month

Beginning of the Month Daylight: 6 hours 4 minutes
6 hours of Daylight on December 2nd
First Quarter Moon on December 7th
Full Moon on December 13th
Earliest Sunset on December 16th at 3:40pm
Third Quarter Moon on December 20th
Winter Solstice on December 21st at 1:44am
Solstice Daylight: 5 hours 27 minutes
Christmas Day on December 25th
Latest Sunrise on December 25th at 10:15am
New Moon on December 28th
End of Month Daylight: 5 hours 38 minutes
Total Monthly Daylight loss: 26 minutes

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