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National Weather Service Anchorage AK
147 PM AKDT Tue Sep 6 2022

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

...28th Coolest August...
...3rd Wettest August...

The period of record includes 71 Augusts.

*** Delineates 2022 in the lists below.

...Temperature...

August 2022 was the 21st warmest August on record with an average
temperature of 59.5 degrees. This is 0.1 degrees below the normal
of 59.6 degrees.

Top 5 Warmest Augusts By Average Temperature
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1) 62.6 degrees in 2019.
2) 61.2 degrees in 2004.
3) 60.5 degrees in 2016.
4) 60.2 degrees in 1977.
5) 59.8 degrees in 1978.

The average high in August at2022 was 60.9 degrees, which was 3.1
degrees below the normal of 64.0 degrees. The average low was 51.4
degrees, which was 0.5 degrees above the normal of 50.9 degrees.

5 days in August had above normal temperatures.
20 days in August had below normal temperatures.
6 days in August had normal temperatures (within 1/2 degree).

0 days in August were 5 degrees or more above the daily normal.
2 days in August were 5 degrees or more below the daily normal.

The most above normal day in August occurred on the 30th, which
was 3.6 degrees warmer than the daily normal.

The most below normal days in August occurred on the 19th,
which was 6.2 degrees cooler than the daily normal.

The warmest daily high in August occurred on the 3rd, when the
high reached 71 degrees. This ties 1954, 1962, 1965, 1975, 1976, 1985, 1991, 2000,
2012 and 2014 for the 12th warmest monthly high in August. The average
monthly high in August is 63.4 degrees.

Top 5 Warmest Monthly Highs in August
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1) 82 degrees - 1968, 1977 and 1978.
2) 81 degrees - 2004.
3) 80 degrees - 1990 and 2003.
4) 79 degrees - 2015.
5) 78 degrees - 2020.

The coldest daily low in August occurred on the 10th, when the
low dropped to 46 degrees. This ties 1992, 1999, 2004 and 2017 for
the warmest monthly low in August. The average monthly low in
August is 41 degrees.

Top 5 Coolest Monthly Lows in August
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1) 31 degrees - 1984.
2) 33 degrees - 1969.
3) 34 degrees - 1955, 1973, 1974 and 1998.
4) 36 degrees - 1952 and 2000.
5) 37 degrees - 1954, 1962 and 1965.

August had 1 day with highs of 70 or more.
August had 19 days with highs of 60 or more.

...Precipitation...

August 2022 was the 3rd wettest August on record, with 6.80
inches of precipitation measured for the month. The normal
precipitation in August is 2.93 inches. The 1991-2020
climatological normal for precipitation from January 1st through
August 31st is 9.15 inches. Thus, August 2022 had 232% of its
normal August monthly precipitation and 74% of the normal
precipitation for the year to date.

The wettest day in August was on the 8th, with 1.48 inches of
precipitation measured. The second wettest day in August was on
the 12th, with 0.75 inches of precipitation measured.

27 of 31 days in August had a trace or more of precipitation.
26 days had measurable precipitation.
17 days had 1/10 inch or more of precipitation.
8 days had 1/4 inch or more of precipitation.
5 days had 1/2 inch or more of precipitation.
2 day had 3/4 inch or more of precipitation.
1 day had 1 inch or more of precipitation.
1 day had 1 1/4 inch or more of precipitation.

August 2022 was the wettest August since 1979.

Top 5 Wettest Augusts on Record
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1) 9.77 inches - 1989.
2) 8.37 inches - 1997.
3) 6.80 inches - 2022***.
4) 5.64 inches - 2006.
5) 5.45 inches - 2016.

...Snowfall...

No snowfall was measured in August 2022. The only day in August
that snowfall was recorded was August 31st, 1997 where a trace of
snow was recorded.

...August 2022 vs. August 2021...

August 2022 was cooler and significantly wetter than August 2021.

Temperature: 56.1 degrees in 2022 vs. 57.3 degrees in 2021.
Precipitation: 6.80 inches in 2022 vs. 4.34 inches in 2021.
Snowfall: None in 2022 vs. None in 2021.

...Daily Records Set in August 2022...

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

Coolest High.....08th...55 degrees....55 degrees (1986)
Coolest High.....19th...53 degrees....53 degrees (1972 and 1984)
Coolest Low......10th...46 degrees....46 degrees (1961, 1974,
1983, 2000)
Precipitation....08th...1.48 inches...1.25 inches (2021)

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

Warmest High....11 (00)[June 7, 2022]
Warmest Low.....9 (00) [July 1, 2022]
Coolest High....2 (+2) [August 19, 2022]
Coolest Low.....1 (+1) [August 10, 2022]
Precipitation...4 (+1) [August 8, 2022]
Snowfall........2 (00) [March 5, 2022]
Snow Depth......0 (00) [April 16, 2021]

...Climate Highlights for September 2022...

Normal High: 55.7 degrees.
Normal Average Temperature: 49.3 degrees.
Normal Low: 42.9 degrees.
Normal Precipitation: 3.10 inches.

Warmest September: 55.0 degrees average temperature (2018).
Warmest Day: 73 degrees on September 5th, 1957.
Coldest September: 40.3 degrees average temperature (1992).
Coldest Day: 19 degrees on September 24th, 1992.
Wettest September: 7.70 inches (2015).
Wettest Day: 1.56 inches on September 29th, 2015.
Driest September: 0.63 inches (2011).

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

Beginning of the Month Daylight: 14 hours 13 minutes 5 seconds.
Last day with 14 hours of Daylight: September 3rd.
First Quarter Moon: September 3rd at 10:07 am AKDT.
Full Moon (Harvest Moon): September 10th at 1:59am AKDT.
Last Sunrise Before 7am: September 4th.
Third Quarter Moon: September 17th at 1:52pm AKDT.
Last Day with More than 13 Hours of Daylight: September 13th.
Sunset at 9pm: September 2nd.
Last Day the Solar Noon Sun Angle is greater than 30 degrees
above the horizon: September 19th.
New Moon: September 25th at 1:54 pm AKDT.
End of the Month Daylight: 11 Hours 29 minutes 3 seconds.
Total Monthly Daylight Loss: ~ 2.73 Hours.
Highest Solar Noon Sun Angle: 36.9 degrees above the horizon (September 1st).
Lowest Solar Noon Sun Angle: 25.8 degrees above the horizon (September 30th).
Total Monthly Decrease of the Solar Noon Sun Angle with respect to the
horizon: 11.1 degrees.

FUN FACT: The solar noon sun angle in Anchorage on September 30th
is 0.1 degrees lower than the solar noon sun angle in New York
City on the Winter Solstice (December 21st). The solar noon sun
angle in New York City on the Winter Solstice is 25.9 degrees
above the horizon. The Winter Solstice has the lowest solar noon
sun angle of the year (the dimmest day of the year).

Next Meteor Shower Viewable in Anchorage:
Draconids Meteor Shower: October 8-9 2022.
Orionids Meteor Shower: October 21-22.
Leonids Meteor Shower: November 17-18.
Geminids Meteor Shower: December 13-14.
Ursids Meteor Shower: December 22-23.

Next Eclipse Viewable in Anchorage:
Total Lunar Eclipse- November 7-8, 2022. Totality at 11:02 pm AKST November 7th.

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