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Record high temperatures across Southeast Alaska in May


June 28, 2010

Ketchikan, Alaska - May brought above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation across most of Alaska, and record high temperatures were recorded across the Southeast. As an exception, temperatures were slightly below-normal above the Arctic Circle, although the area reported above normal precipitation for
the month.

The average May temperature in Ketchikan was 50.1 degrees Fahrenheit, 1.6 F above normal. A high of 77 F was recorded on May 28. On May 14, the month's low of 35 F occurred. Precipitation during the month was measured at 2.12 inches, only 24 percent of normal for the month. The highest one-day total was 1.21 inches on May 12.

Juneau had the seventh-warmest May on record. The mean monthly temperature was 50.7 degrees Fahrenheit, 2.8 degrees above normal for the month. The high temperature was 80 F on May 27. The low was recorded at 29 F on May 3. Although Juneau set a precipitation record of 0.56 inches for May 15 (the old record was 0.55 inches in 1964), this was nevertheless the fourth-driest May on record, with a total of only 1.25 inches, just 24

jpg May Temperature Records for Alaska 2010

This information consists of preliminary climatological data compiled by the Alaska Climate Research Center, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks


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May Temperature Records for Southeast Alaska & Alaska


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Alaska Climate Research Center


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