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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
605 PM AKST Tue Jan 10 2023

...ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR
YEAR 2022...

...7TH WARMEST/62ND COLDEST YEAR...
...1ST WETTEST/69TH DRIEST YEAR...

THE PERIOD OF RECORD INCLUDES 69 YEARS.

*** DELINEATES 2022 IN THE LISTS BELOW.

...TEMPERATURE...

2022 WAS THE 7TH WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 39.2 DEGREES. THIS IS 1.6 DEGREES ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 37.6 DEGREES.

TOP 5 WARMEST YEARS BY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
------------------------------------------
1) 42.5 DEGREES....2019.
2) 41.5 DEGREES....2016.
3) 40.5 DEGREES....2014 2018.
4) 39.9 DEGREES....2015.
5) 39.7 DEGREES....1978.


TOP 5 COLDEST YEARS BY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
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1)  31.1 DEGREES....1956.
2)  31.9 DEGREES....1972.
3)  32.2 DEGREES....1971.
4)  32.5 DEGREES....1955.
5)  32.7 DEGREES....1973.

THE AVERAGE HIGH IN 2022 WAS 45.5 DEGREES, WHICH IS 1.4 DEGREES
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 44.1 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 33.0
DEGREES, WHICH IS 1.9 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 31.1 DEGREES.

210 DAYS IN 2022 HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 122 DAYS IN
2022 HAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. 33 DAYS IN 2022 HAD NORMAL
TEMPERATURES (WITHIN 1/2 DEGREE).

DEPARTURES FROM DAILY NORMAL TEMPERATURE
----------------------------------------

20 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE NORMAL.....3 DAYS.
10 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE NORMAL....35 DAYS.
05 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE NORMAL...107 DAYS.

05 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW NORMAL....45 DAYS.
10 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW NORMAL....19 DAYS.
20 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW NORMAL.....3 DAYS.

THE MOST ABOVE NORMAL DAY IN 2022 OCCURRED ON JANUARY 24TH, WHICH
WAS 22.3 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE MOST BELOW NORMAL DAY IN 2022 OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 20TH, WHICH
WAS 23.0 DEGREES COOLER THAN THE DAILY NORMAL.

THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH IN 2022 OCCURRED ON JUNE 3RD AND JULY 2ND,
WHEN THE HIGH REACHED 78 DEGREES. THIS TIES 2020, 1995, 1976, 1975,
1974, AND 1967 FOR THE 27TH WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE IN A
CALENDAR YEAR.

TOP 5 WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES BY YEAR
---------------------------------------------
1) 90 DEGREES...2019.
2) 85 DEGREES...1969.
3) 84 DEGREES...2003.
4) 83 DEGREES...2015 2016.
5) 82 DEGREES...1968 1977 1978 1989 2013.

THE COLDEST DAILY LOW IN 2022 OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 20TH, WHEN THE
LOW DROPPED TO -12 DEGREES. THIS TIES 1987 AND 2011 FOR THE 50TH
COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE IN IN A CALENDAR YEAR.

TOP 5 COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES BY YEAR
--------------------------------------------
1) -34 DEGREES...1975.
2) -30 DEGREES...1961 1964 1989.
3) -29 DEGREES...1954.
4) -28 DEGREES...1972 1999.
5) -27 DEGREES...1955 1973.

DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE - NUMBER OF DAYS IN 2022
------------------------------------------------
78 DEGREES OR GREATER...........2 DAYS.
75 DEGREES OR GREATER..........13 DAYS.
70 DEGREES OR GREATER..........26 DAYS.
60 DEGREES OR GREATER..........90 DAYS.
50 DEGREES OR GREATER.........164 DAYS.
40 DEGREES OR GREATER.........222 DAYS.
32 DEGREES OR GREATER.........278 DAYS.
20 DEGREES OR GREATER.........340 DAYS.
10 DEGREES OR GREATER.........357 DAYS.
00 DEGREES OR GREATER.........365 DAYS.

DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE - NUMBER OF DAYS IN 2022
----------------------------------------------
60 DEGREES OR LESS............365 DAYS.
50 DEGREES OR LESS............294 DAYS.
40 DEGREES OR LESS............222 DAYS.
32 DEGREES OR LESS............182 DAYS.
20 DEGREES OR LESS.............78 DAYS.
10 DEGREES OR LESS.............34 DAYS.
00 DEGREES OR LESS.............15 DAYS.
10 DEGREES BELOW ZERO OR LESS...2 DAYS.


...PRECIPITATION...

2022 WAS THE WETTEST DECEMBER ON RECORD, WITH 28.60 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION MEASURED. THIS IS 12.18 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL
YEARLY PRECIPITATION AMOUNT OF 16.42 INCHES.

TOP 5 WETTEST YEARS ON RECORD
-----------------------------
1) 28.60 INCHES...2022.***
2) 27.55 INCHES...1989.
3) 23.97 INCHES...2013.
4) 21.34 INCHES...1981.
5) 21.15 INCHES...1979.

TOP 5 DRIEST YEARS ON RECORD
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1)  8.08 INCHES...1969.
2) 10.68 INCHES...1973.
3) 11.52 INCHES...1998.
4) 12.08 INCHES...1968.
5) 12.16 INCHES...1983.

THE WETTEST DAY IN 2022 WAS ON AUGUST 8TH, WITH 1.48 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION MEASURED. THE SECOND WETTEST DAY IN 2022 WAS ON
JULY 19TH, WITH 1.34 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION MEASURED.

THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD IN 2022
WAS 1.61 INCHES, RECORDED ON AUGUST 7TH AND 8TH.

AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION - NUMBER OF DAYS IN 2022
------------------------------------------------
TRACE OR GREATER.........190 DAYS.
0.01 INCH OR GREATER.....138 DAYS.
0.10 INCH OR GREATER......80 DAYS.
0.25 INCH OR GREATER......37 DAYS.
0.50 INCH OR GREATER......16 DAYS.
0.75 INCH OR GREATER.......6 DAYS.
1.00 INCH OR GREATER.......3 DAYS.
1.25 INCHES OR GREATER.....2 DAYS.


...SNOWFALL...

113.3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED IN 2022 (JANUARY 1ST TO
DECEMBER 31ST). 89.3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED FOR THE 2021/2022
SNOW SEASON (JULY 1ST TO JUNE 30TH). THIS IS 11.4 INCHES OF SNOW
ABOVE THE NORMAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL OF 77.9 INCHES.

TOP 5 SNOWIEST SEASONS ON RECORD (JULY 1ST TO JUNE 30TH)
--------------------------------------------------------
1) 134.5 INCHES...2011/2012.
2) 132.6 INCHES...1954/1955.
3) 128.8 INCHES...1955/1956.
4) 121.5 INCHES...1994/1995.
5) 113.8 INCHES...2003/2004.

TOP 5 LEAST SNOWIEST SEASONS ON RECORD (JULY 1ST TO JUNE 30TH)
--------------------------------------------------------------
1) 25.1 INCHES...2014/2015.
2) 30.4 INCHES...1957/1958.
3) 32.9 INCHES...1980/1981.
4) 36.8 INCHES...2002/2003.
5) 38.3 INCHES...2015/2016.

THE SNOWIEST DAY IN 2022 WAS ON MARCH 5TH, WITH 12.2 INCHES OF
SNOW MEASURED. THE SECOND SNOWIEST DAY IN 2022 WAS ON DECEMBER
6TH, WITH 10.4 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED.

THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOW IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD IN 2022
WAS 16.2 INCHES, RECORDED ON DECEMBER 11TH AND 12TH.

AMOUNT OF SNOW - NUMBER OF DAYS IN 2022
------------------------------------------------
TRACE OR GREATER.........83 DAYS.
0.1 INCH OR GREATER......56 DAYS.
1.0 INCH OR GREATER......33 DAYS.
3.0 INCHES OR GREATER....13 DAYS.
6.0 INCHES OR GREATER.....4 DAYS.
10.0 INCHES OR GREATER....2 DAYS.
12.0 INCHES OR GREATER....1 DAY.


...SNOW DEPTH...

THE MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTH IN 2022 WAS 35 INCHES, MEASURED ON
DECEMBER 15TH. THE MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTH FOR THE 2021/2022
SNOW SEASON (JULY 1ST TO JUNE 30TH) WAS 30 INCHES ON MARCH 6TH.

A SNOW DEPTH OF 28 INCHES MEASURED ON DECEMBER 12TH, 2022 WAS
THE 3RD EARLIEST DATE OF A SNOW DEPTH OF 24 INCHES OR GREATER.
A SNOW DEPTH OF 30 INCHES MEASURED ON DECEMBER 13TH, 2022 IS
THE EARLIEST OCCURRENCE OF A SNOW DEPTH OF 30 INCHES (PREVIOUS
WAS DECEMBER 18TH, 1994). A SNOW DEPTH OF 35 INCHES MEASURED ON
DECEMBER 15TH, 2022 IS THE EARLIEST OCCURRENCE OF A SNOW DEPTH
OF 35 INCHES (PREVIOUS WAS DECEMBER 29TH, 1955).

TOP 5 SNOW DEPTHS BY SEASON ON RECORD (JULY 1ST TO JUNE 30TH)
-------------------------------------------------------------
1) 47 INCHES...1955/1956.
2) 39 INCHES...2001/2002.
3) 38 INCHES...1958/1959.
4) 36 INCHES...1994/1995 2011/2012.
5) 35 INCHES...2022/2023.***


...2022 VS. 2021...

2022 WAS SIGNIFICANTLY WARMER AND WETTER THAN 2021.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
-------------------
2022...39.2 DEGREES.
2021...35.8 DEGREES.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION
-------------------
2022...28.60 INCHES.
2021...15.44 INCHES.

TOTAL YEARLY SNOWFALL (JANUARY TO DECEMBER)
-------------------------------------------
2022...113.3 INCHES.
2021....63.9 INCHES.

...DAILY RECORDS SET IN 2022...

TYPE............DATE...NEW RECORD....OLD RECORD (YEAR)

MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE.....JANUARY 21ST....47 DEGREES...45 DEGREES (1980 2014)
                JANUARY 22ND....44 DEGREES...44 DEGREES (1991)
                FEBRUARY 25TH...46 DEGREES...46 DEGREES (1978)
                MARCH 19TH......47 DEGREES...44 DEGREES (1998)
                MAY 28TH........74 DEGREES...74 DEGREES (1979)
                MAY 31ST........76 DEGREES...75 DEGREES (1964)
                JUNE 2ND........75 DEGREES...73 DEGREES (2001)
                JUNE 3RD........78 DEGREES...74 DEGREES (1957)
                JUNE 4TH........77 DEGREES...77 DEGREES (1957)
                JUNE 5TH........75 DEGREES...71 DEGREES (1971)
                JUNE 8TH........71 DEGREES...71 DEGREES (1959)
                OCTOBER 8TH.....57 DEGREES...57 DEGREES (1993)

MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE.....AUGUST 11TH....46 DEGREES...46 DEGREES (1974 1983 2000)

COLDEST
MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE.....AUGUST 8TH......55 DEGREES...55 DEGREES (1986)
                AUGUST 19TH.....53 DEGREES...53 DEGREES (1972 1984)

WARMEST
MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE.....JANUARY 24TH....35 DEGREES...35 DEGREES (2014)
                FEBRUARY 18TH...35 DEGREES...33 DEGREES (2010)
                MAY 29TH........55 DEGREES...52 DEGREES (2019)
                JUNE 4TH........54 DEGREES...53 DEGREES (1957 1969 1990)
                JUNE 5TH........58 DEGREES...56 DEGREES (1990)
                JUNE 7TH........53 DEGREES...53 DEGREES (1958)
                JUNE 22ND.......57 DEGREES...55 DEGREES (1969)
                JUNE 30TH.......57 DEGREES...57 DEGREES (1991)
                JULY 1ST........59 DEGREES...59 DEGREES (1985)
                OCTOBER 6TH.....51 DEGREES...48 DEGREES (1963)
                OCTOBER 7TH.....47 DEGREES...46 DEGREES (2006 2020)
                OCTOBER 8TH.....46 DEGREES...46 DEGREES (2012)

PRECIPITATION...FEBRUARY 15TH...0.22"....0.22" (2013)
                FEBRUARY 16TH...0.75"....0.26" (1967)
                MARCH 5TH.......0.70"....0.41" (2009)
                MAY 13TH........0.10"....0.09" (1989)
                JULY 19TH.......1.34"....0.39" (1981)
                AUGUST 8TH......1.48"....1.25" (2021)
                OCTOBER 9TH.....0.68"....0.67" (1983)
                OCTOBER 20TH....0.33"....0.30" (1956)
                NOVEMBER 13TH...0.46"....0.36" (1979)
                DECEMBER 6TH....0.87"....0.58" (1991)
                DECEMBER 11TH...1.12"....0.47" (2011)
                DECEMBER 15TH...0.41"....0.41" (1966)

SNOWFALL........JANUARY 25TH.....2.9".....2.4" (2008)
                MARCH 5TH.......12.2".....4.4" (2009)
                NOVEMBER 2ND.....3.2".....3.1" (1981)
                DECEMBER 6TH....10.4".....6.8" (1991)
                DECEMBER 11TH....9.0".....6.0" (2007)


...2023 ASTRONOMICAL HIGHLIGHTS...

VERNAL EQUINOX.......MARCH 20TH.......1:24 PM AKDT
SUMMER SOLSTICE......JUNE 21ST........6:57 AM AKDT
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX.....SEPTEMBER 22ND..10:50 PM AKDT
WINTER SOLSTICE......DECEMBER 21ST....6:27 PM AKST

GREATEST DAYLIGHT....JUNE 21ST......19 HRS 21 MIN 29 SEC
SHORTEST DAYLIGHT....DECEMBER 21ST...5 HRS 27 MIN 44 SEC

ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE: OCTOBER 14TH, 2023. BEGINS AT 8:39 AM AKDT
(SUNRISE).

MARKLE

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