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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
1246 PM AKDT Mon Jul 5 2021

...Anchorage International Airport Climate Highlights for June

...11th Driest June...
...18th Warmest June...

The period of record includes 70 Junes.


June 2021 was the 18th warmest June on record with an average
temperature of 56.5 degrees. This is 0.6 degrees above the normal
of 55.9 degrees.

The average high in June was 63.7 degrees, which was 0.3 degrees
above the normal of 63.4 degrees. The average low was 49.2
degrees, which was 0.8 degrees above the normal of 48.4 degrees.

June 2021 was the warmest June since 2019.

18 days in June had above normal temperatures.
10 days in June had below normal temperatures.
2 days in June had normal temperatures (within 1/2 degree).

0 days in June was more than 5 degrees above the daily normal.
0 days in June were more than 5 degrees below the daily normal.

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

The most below normal day in June occurred on the 9th, which was
3.1 degrees cooler than the daily normal.

The warmest daily high in June occurred on the 12th and the 29th,
when the high reached 70 degrees. This ties several years for the
13th coolest monthly high in June. This was the warmest June
monthly high since 2019. The normal monthly high in June is 74

The coolest daily low in June occurred on the 2nd when the low
dropped to 41 degrees. This ties numerous years for the 18th
warmest monthly low in June. This was the coolest June monthly
low since 2018. The normal monthly low in June is 40 degrees.

June had 2 days with a high of 70 or more. Average: 4 days.
June had 25 days with highs of 60 or more. Average: 21 days.
June had all 30 days with highs of 50 or more. Average: 30 days.

June had 0 days with lows in the 30s and colder. Average: 1 day.
June had 14 days with lows in the 40s and colder. Average: 20 days.
June had all 30 days with lows in the 50s and colder. Average: 30 days.


June 2021 was the 11th driest June on record, with 0.31 inches
of precipitation measured for the month. The normal precipitation
in June is 1.02 inches. Thus, June had 30% of its normal

The wettest day in June was on the 20th, with 0.08 inches of
precipitation measured.

June 2021 was the driest June since 2019.

16 of 30 days in June had a trace or more of precipitation.
6 days had measurable precipitation.
0 days had 1/10 inch or more of precipitation.


No snowfall was measured in June 2021. No snowfall has ever been
observed in June.

...Snow Season...

69.7 inches of snow were measured for the snow season 2020-2021.
The normal is 77.9 inches. Thus, Anchorage was 8.2 inches below
normal for the snow season snowfall. Anchorage has 89% of its
normal snow season snowfall for the year.

Snow Season 2020-2021 has ended the year as the 36th snowiest
snow season on record, and the 34th least snowiest snow season on

July 1st is the official start of the 2021-2022 Snow Season.

...June 2021 vs. June 2020...

June 2021 was slightly warmer and much drier than June 2020.

Temperature: 56.5 degrees in 2021 vs. 55.5 degrees in 2020.
Precipitation: 0.31 inches in 2021 vs. 0.67 inches in 2020.
Snowfall: 0 inches in 2021 vs. 0 inches in 2020.
Snow Season: 69.7 inches in 2020-2021 vs. 88.6 inches in 2019-2020.

...Daily Records Set in June 2021...

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

No daily records were set in June 2021.

...Daily Records Count for 2021 (Change) [Most Recent Previous]...

High Maximum....2 (00) [April 23, 2021]
High Minimum....0 (00) [October 7, 2020]
Low Maximum.....3 (00) [May 29, 2021]
Low Minimum.....4 (00) [May 1, 2021]
Precipitation...4 (00) [May 29, 2021]
Snowfall........0 (00) [December 19, 2020]
Snow Depth......10 (00) [April 16, 2021]

...Climate Highlights for July 2021...

Normal High: 66.2 degrees.
Normal Temperature: 59.6 degrees.- Warmest Month
Normal Low: 52.9 degrees.
Normal Precipitation: 1.82 inches.
Normal Snowfall: 0.0 inches.

Warmest July: 65.3 degrees average temperature (2019).
Warmest Day: 90 degrees on July 4, 2019.
Coolest July: 55.4 degrees average temperature (1971).
Coolest Day: 36 degrees on July 1, 1964.
Wettest July: 4.49 inches (2001).
Wettest Day: 2.00 inches on July 31, 1956.
Driest July: 0.42 inches (1972).

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

Beginning of the Month Daylight: 19 hours 10 minutes.
Third Quarter Moon: July 1 at 1:10pm.
19 Hours of Daylight: July 5.
Aphelion (Earth Farthest From the Sun): July 5 at 2:27pm.
First Day Losing More than 3 Minutes of Daylight Per Day: July 7.
New Moon: July 9 at 5:16pm.
First Day Losing More than 4 Minutes of Daylight Per Day: July 15.
First Quarter Moon: July 17 at 2:10am.
Last Day with Sunrise Before 5am: July 18.
Last Day with More than 18 Hours of Daylight: July 20.
Last Day with Sunset After 11pm: July 22.
Full (Buck) Moon: July 23 at 6:36pm.
First Day Losing More than 5 Minutes of Daylight Per Day: July 28.
Third Quarter Moon: July 31 at 5:15am.
End of the Month Daylight: 17 hours 8 minutes.
Total Monthly Daylight Loss: 2 hours 2 minutes.

Next Eclipse Viewable in Anchorage:
Partial Lunar Eclipse- November 18-19, 2021 at 12:02am Nov. 19th.