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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
546 AM AKDT Sun Jun 2 2024

...Anchorage International Airport Climate Highlights for
May 2024...

...45th Warmest/28th Coldest May...
...58th Driest/16th Wettest May...

The period of record includes 73 Mays.

*** Delineates 2024 in the lists below.

...Temperature...

May 2024 was the 45th warmest May on record with an average
temperature of 46.8 degrees. This is 1.3 degrees below the normal
of 48.1 degrees.

Top 5 Warmest Mays By Average Temperature
-----------------------------------------
1) 52.5 degrees in 2014.
2) 52.0 degrees in 2016.
3) 50.9 degrees in 2022.
4) 50.7 degrees in 1981 1993.
5) 50.6 degrees in 2005.


Top 5 Coldest Mays By Average Temperature
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1) 41.1 degrees in 1964.
2) 41.6 degrees in 1971.
3) 43.2 degrees in 1972.
4) 43.6 degrees in 1973.
5) 43.9 degrees in 1955.

The average high in May 2024 was 53.5 degrees, which was 2.8
degrees below the normal of 56.3 degrees. The average low was 40.1
degrees, which was 0.1 degrees above the normal of 40.0 degrees.

9 days in May had above normal temperatures. 16 days in May
had below normal temperatures. 6 days in May had normal
temperatures (within 1/2 degree).

0 days in May were 5 degrees or more above the daily normal.
4 days in May were 5 degrees or more below the daily normal.

The most above normal day in May occurred on the 1st, which
was 4.1 degrees warmer than the daily normal.

The most below normal day in May occurred on the 9th, which
was 9.3 degrees colder than the daily normal.

The warmest daily high in May occurred on the 31st, when the high
reached 63 degrees. This ties 1976, 2000, and 2012 for the 57th
warmest monthly high in May.

Top 5 Warmest Monthly Highs in May
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1) 77 degrees - 1969 2002.
2) 76 degrees - 1993 2006 2012 2013 2022.
3) 75 degrees - 1964.
4) 74 degrees - 1979 2020.
5) 73 degrees - 1968 1981 1996.

The coldest daily low in May occurred on the 7th, when the low
dropped to 32 degrees. This ties 13 previous years, the latest in
2022, for the 38th coldest monthly low in May.

Top 5 Coldest Monthly Lows in May
---------------------------------
1) 17 degrees - 1964.
2) 24 degrees - 2001.
3) 25 degrees - 1992.
4) 26 degrees - 1952 2021.
5) 27 degrees - 1957 1963 1965 1973 1982 2002 2004.

Number of days in May
---------------------

High Temperature of 60 degrees or warmer - 3 days
High Temperature of 50 degrees or warmer - 27 days
High Temperature of 40 degrees or warmer - 31 days

Low Temperature of 40 degrees or less - 18 days
Low Temperature of 50 degrees or less - 31 days


...Precipitation...

May 2024 was the 16th wettest on record, with 1.04
inches of precipitation measured for the month. The normal
precipitation for May is 0.65 inches.

Top 5 Wettest Mays on Record
----------------------------
1) 2.18 inches - 2019.
2) 1.93 inches - 1989.
3) 1.68 inches - 1980.
4) 1.60 inches - 1968.
5) 1.52 inches - 1962.

Top 5 Driest Mays on Record
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1) 0.02 inches - 1955 1957.
2) 0.03 inches - 1978.
3) 0.08 inches - 2010.
4) 0.12 inches - 1991.
5) 0.13 inches - 2002.

The wettest day in May was on the 8th, with 0.35 inches of
precipitation measured. The second wettest day in May was on
the 6th, with 0.24 inches of precipitation measured.

Number of days in May
---------------------

Daily Precipitation of a trace or more - 19 days
Daily Precipitation of 0.01 inches (measurable) or more - 11 days
Daily Precipitation of 0.10 inches or more - 4 days
Daily Precipitation of 0.25 inches or more - 1 day

...Snowfall...

0.7 inches of snow was measured in May 2024. The normal
monthly snowfall for May is 0.3 inches.

Top 5 Snowiest Mays on Record
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1) 6.1 inches - 2001.
2) 3.9 inches - 1963.
3) 1.7 inches - 2024.***
4) 1.3 inches - 1985 2013.
5) 0.9 inches - 1999.

The snowiest day in May was on the 8th, with 0.7 inches of
snow measured. The second snowiest day in May was on the 9th
with a trace of snow measured.

Number of days in May
---------------------

Daily Snowfall of a trace or more - 2 days
Daily Snowfall of 0.1 inches (measurable) or more - 1 day

...Snow Depth...

The maximum snow depth was 1 inch on the 9th.

Top 5 Maximum May Snow Depths
-----------------------------
1) 6 inches - 1955.
2) 5 inches - 2001.
3) 3 inches - 1972.
4) 2 inches - 1975 2013.
5) 1 inch - 1999 2023 2024.***

The snow depth of 1 inch on May 9th is the latest snow depth of 1
inch or greater on record. The previous latest date was May 6th,
1955.


...May 2024 vs. May 2023...

May 2024 was warmer and wetter than May 2023.

Temperature: 46.8 degrees in 2024 vs. 46.3 degrees in 2023.
Precipitation: 1.04 inches in 2024 vs. 0.86 inches in 2023.
Snowfall: 0.7" in 2024 vs. 1.7" in 2023.

...Daily Records Set in May 2024...

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

Precipitation....May 6th....0.24"....0.23" (1971)

...Daily Records Count for 2024 (Change) [Most Recent
Previous]...

Warmest High....4 (00)[April 20th]
Warmest Low.....0 (00)[n/a]
Coolest High....0 (00) [n/a]
Coolest Low.....2 (00) [February 1st]
Precipitation...5 (+01)[May 6th]
Snowfall........4 (00) [February 24th]


...Climate Highlights for June 2024...

Normal High: 63.4 degrees.
Normal Average Temperature: 55.9 degrees.
Normal Low: 48.4 degrees.
Normal Precipitation: 1.02 inches.
Normal Snowfall: 0.0 inches

Warmest June: 60.5 degrees average temperature (2019).
Warmest Day: 85 degrees on June 14th, 1969.
Coldest June: 51.1 degrees average temperature (1971).
Coldest Day: 33.0 degrees on June 4th, 1961.
Wettest June: 3.40 inches (1962).
Wettest Day: 1.62 inches on June 12th, 1962.
Driest June: 0.02 (1952).

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

Total Daylight on June 1st: 18 hours 46 minutes 21 seconds.
Total Daylight on June 20th: 19 hours 21 minutes 29 seconds.
Total Daylight on June 30th: 19 hours 11 minutes 07 seconds.

Daylight gained up to solstice: 0 hours 35 minutes 8 seconds.

Daylight lost after solstice: 0 hours 10 minutes 22 seconds.

First day with 19 hours of daylight: June 6th.

Lowest Solar Noon Sun Angle: 51.0 degrees above the horizon
(June 1st).
Highest Solar Noon Sun Angle: 52.2 degrees above the horizon
(June 20th).
End of Month Noon Sun Angle: 51.9 degrees above the horizon
(June 30th).

Increase of the Solar Noon Sun Angle with respect to the
horizon up to solstice: 1.2 degrees.

Decrease of the Solar Noon Sun Angle with respect to the
horizon after solstice: 0.3 degrees.

Full Moon (Strawberry Moon): June 21st at 5:07 PM AKDT.
Last Quarter Moon: June 28th at 1:53 PM AKDT.
New Moon: June 6th at 4:37 AM AKDT.
First Quarter Moon: June 13th at 9:18 PM AKDT.

Juneteenth National Independence Day: June 19th.


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