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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
1143 AM AKST Sat Nov 12 2022

...Anchorage International Airport Climate Highlights for
October 2022...

...30th Warmest October...
...24th Wettest October...

The period of record includes 71 Octobers.

*** Delineates 2022 in the lists below.

...Temperature...

October 2022 was the 30th warmest October on record with an
average temperature of 36.7 degrees. This is 0.4 degrees above the
normal of 36.3 degrees.

Top 5 Warmest Octobers By Average Temperature
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1) 44.8 degrees in 2018.
2) 43.9 degrees in 2013.
3) 41.8 degrees in 2019.
4) 41.1 degrees in 1969 1979 2002.
5) 40.7 degrees in 2009.

The average high in October 2022 was 41.6 degrees, which was 0.4
degrees below the normal of 42.0 degrees. The average low was 31.8
degrees, which was 1.1 degrees above the normal of 30.7 degrees.

15 days in October had above normal temperatures. 16 days in
October had below normal temperatures. 0 days in October had
normal temperatures (within 1/2 degree).

2 days in October were 10 degrees or more above the daily normal.
9 days in October were 5 degrees or more above the daily normal.
8 days in October were 5 degrees or more below the daily normal.
1 day in October was 10 degrees or more below the daily normal.

The most above normal day in October occurred on the 6th, which
was 12.9 degrees warmer than the daily normal.

The most below normal days in October occurred on the 28th, which
was 10.0 degrees cooler than the daily normal.

The warmest daily high in October occurred on the 6th, when the
high reached 58 degrees. This ties 1966 for the 6th warmest monthly high in
October. The average monthly high for October 2022 is 41.6
degrees.

Top 5 Warmest Monthly Highs in October
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1) 64 degrees - 2006.
2) 62 degrees - 2003.
3) 61 degrees - 1952 1969 1993.
4) 60 degrees - 1954 1963 1986 2018 2020.
5) 59 degrees - 2012.

The coldest daily low in October occurred on the 28th,
when the low dropped to 15 degrees. This makes 2022 the 18th
coldest monthly low on record. The average monthly low for
October 2022 is 31.8 degrees.

Top 5 Coldest Monthly Lows in October
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1) -5 degrees - 1956.
2) -3 degrees - 1982.
3) -1 degrees - 1961.
4)  0 degrees - 1970.
5)  1 degree - 1985 1996.

October had 9 days with highs of 50 or more. October had 18 days
with highs of 40 or more. October had 25 days with a high of 30 or more.

...Precipitation...

October 2022 was the 21st wettest October on record, with 2.16
inches of precipitation measured for the month. The normal
precipitation in October is 1.82 inches.

The wettest day in October was on the 9th, with 0.68 inches of
precipitation measured. The second wettest day in October was on
the 20th, with 0.33 inches of precipitation measured.

17 of 31 days in October had a trace or more of precipitation. 13
days had measurable precipitation. 8 days had 1/10 inch or more
of precipitation. 3 days had 1/4 inch or more of precipitation. 1
days had 1/2 inch or more of precipitation.

Top 5 Wettest Octobers on Record
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1) 4.11 inches - 1986.
2) 4.03 inches - 2002.
3) 3.76 inches - 1952.
4) 3.63 inches - 1989.
5) 3.49 inches - 1981.

...Snowfall...

4.3 inches of snow was measured in October 2022.

...October 2022 vs. October 2021...

October 2022 was cooler and wetter than October 2021.

Temperature: 36.7 degrees in 2022 vs. 37.9 degrees in 2021.
Precipitation: 2.16 inches in 2022 vs. 1.54 inches in 2021.
Snowfall: 4.3" in 2022 vs. 2.3" in 2021.

...Daily Records Set in October 2022...

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

Warmest High....October 8th...57....57 (1993)
Warmest Low.....October 6th...51....48 (1963)
Warmest Low.....October 7th...47....46 (2020)
Warmest Low.....October 8th...46....46 (2012)
Precipitation...October 9th...0.68"....0.67" (1983)
Precipitation...October 20th..0.33"....0.30" (1956)


...Daily Records Count for 2022 (Change) [Most Recent Previous]...

Warmest High....12 (+1)[October 8, 2022]
Warmest Low.....12 (+3) [October 8, 2022]
Coolest High....2 (00) [September 19, 2022]
Coolest Low.....1 (00) [September 10, 2022]
Precipitation...6 (+2) [October 20, 2022]
Snowfall........2 (00) [March 5, 2022]
Snow Depth......0 (00) [April 16, 2021]

...Climate Highlights for November 2022...

Normal High: 28.9 degrees.
Normal Average Temperature: 23.6 degrees.
Normal Low: 18.3 degrees.
Normal Precipitation: 1.19 inches.

Warmest November: 35.7 degrees average temperature (2019).
Warmest Day: 54 degrees on November 26th, 2002.
Coldest November: 9.4 degrees average temperature (1955).
Coldest Day: -21 degrees on November 17th, 1956.
Wettest November: 2.84 inches (1976).
Wettest Day: 1.16 inches on November 18th, 1964.
Driest November: 0.04 inches (2006).

...Calendar of Astronomy and Federal Holidays...

Beginning of the Month Daylight: 8 hours 29 minutes 15 seconds.
Last day with 8 hours of Daylight: November 6th.
Change from Alaska Daylight Savings Time to Alaska Standard Time: November 6th.
Sunset Before 5pm: November 6th.
Last Day with More than 8 Hours of Daylight: November 6th.
Full Moon (Beaver Moon): November 8th at 2:02 am AKST.
Veterans Day: November 11th.
Sunrise at 9am: November 13th.
Last Day the Solar Noon Sun Angle is greater than 10 degrees
above the horizon: November 16th.
Third Quarter Moon: November 16th at 4:27 am AKST.
Last day with 7 hours of Daylight: November 18th.
New Moon: November 23rd at 1:57 pm AKST.
Thanksgiving Day: November 24th.
Sunset at 4pm: November 25th.
First Quarter Moon: November 30th at 5:36 am AKST.
End of the Month Daylight: 6 Hours 9 minutes 20 seconds.
Total Monthly Daylight Loss: ~ 2.33 Hours.
Highest Solar Noon Sun Angle: 14.2 degrees above the horizon (November 1st).
Lowest Solar Noon Sun Angle: 7.2 degrees above the horizon (November 30th).
Total Monthly Decrease of the Solar Noon Sun Angle with respect to the
horizon: 7.0 degrees.


Next Meteor Shower Viewable in Anchorage:
Leonids Meteor Shower: November 17-18.
Geminids Meteor Shower: December 13-14.
Ursids Meteor Shower: December 22-23.
Quadrantids Meteor Shower: January 3-4.

Next Eclipse Viewable in Anchorage:
Annular Solar Eclipse: October 14th, 2023 at 7:03 am AKDT.
Partial Lunar Eclipse: October 28th-29th, 2023 at 10:01 am AKDT.


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Drewitz

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