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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
242 PM AKDT Mon Oct 3 2022

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

...18th Warmest September...
...7th Wettest September...

The period of record includes 71 Septembers.

*** Delineates 2022 in the lists below.

...Temperature...

September 2022 was the 18th warmest September on record with an
average temperature of 50.3 degrees. This is 1.0 degrees above
the normal of 49.3 degrees.

Top 5 Warmest Septembers By Average Temperature
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1) 55.0 degrees in 2018.
2) 53.6 degrees in 1965 1995.
3) 52.7 degrees in 2019.
4) 52.0 degrees in 1979.
5) 51.9 degrees in 1963.

The average high in September 2022 was 55.0 degrees, which was 0.7
degrees below the normal of 55.7 degrees. The average low was
44.0 degrees, which was 1.1 degrees above the normal of 42.9
degrees.

17 days in September had above normal temperatures.
7 days in September had below normal temperatures.
6 days in September had normal temperatures (within 1/2 degree).

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

The most above normal day in September occurred on the 17th,
which was 6.0 degrees warmer than the daily normal.

The most below normal days in September occurred on the 16th,
which was 2.3 degrees cooler than the daily normal.

The warmest daily high in September occurred on the 2nd, when the
high reached 63 degrees. This ties 1953, 1966, 1969, 1975, 1985,
2004, 2007 and 2015 for the 10th warmest monthly high in
September. The average monthly high for September 2022 is 55.0
degrees.

Top 5 Warmest Monthly Highs in September
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1) 73 degrees - 1957.
2) 71 degrees - 1978 1996 2016.
3) 70 degrees - 1963 1965 1974 2018.
4) 69 degrees - 1977 1979 1994 2019.
5) 68 degrees - 1956 1989.

The coldest daily low in September occurred on the 25th and 26th,
when the low dropped to 37 degrees. This makes 2022 the 4th
warmest monthly low on record. The average monthly low for
September 2022 is 45.5 degrees.

Top 5 Coolest Monthly Lows in September
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1) 19 degrees - 1992.
2) 20 degrees - 1956.
3) 25 degrees - 1953 1974 1983 1986 1996 2010 2021.
4) 26 degrees - 1968 1970 1972.
5) 27 degrees - 1955 1957 1981 1993 1999 2000 2004.

September had 2 days with highs of 60 or more.
September had 28 days with highs of 50 or more.

...Precipitation...

September 2022 was the 7th wettest September on record, with 5.18
inches of precipitation measured for the month. The normal
precipitation in September is 3.10 inches. The 1991-2020
climatological normal for precipitation from January 1st through
September 30th is 12.25 inches. Thus, September 2022 had 167% of
its normal September monthly precipitation and 42% of the normal
precipitation for the year to date.

The wettest day in September was on the 8th, with 0.61 inches of
precipitation measured. The second wettest day in September was
on the 19th, with 0.56 inches of precipitation measured.

28 of 30 days in September had a trace or more of precipitation.
22 days had measurable precipitation.
15 days had 1/10 inch or more of precipitation.
11 days had 1/4 inch or more of precipitation.
3 days had 1/2 inch or more of precipitation.

Top 5 Wettest Septembers on Record
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1) 7.70 inches - 2015.
2) 7.61 inches - 2004.
3) 6.64 inches - 1990.
4) 6.12 inches - 2012.
5) 5.56 inches - 2013.

...Snowfall...

No snowfall was measured in September 2022.

...September 2022 vs. September 2021...

September 2022 was significantly warmer and significantly wetter than September
2021.

Temperature: 50.3 degrees in 2022 vs. 47.4 degrees in 2021.
Precipitation: 5.18 inches in 2022 vs. 1.95 inches in 2021.
Snowfall: 0.00" in 2022 vs. Trace in 2021.

...Daily Records Set in September 2022...

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

No daily records were set for September 2022

...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 (00) [September 19, 2022]
Coolest Low.....1 (00) [September 10, 2022]
Precipitation...4 (00) [September 8, 2022]
Snowfall........2 (00) [March 5, 2022]
Snow Depth......0 (00) [April 16, 2021]

...Climate Highlights for October 2022...

Normal High: 42.0 degrees.
Normal Average Temperature: 36.3 degrees.
Normal Low: 30.7 degrees.
Normal Precipitation: 1.82 inches.

Warmest October: 44.8 degrees average temperature (2018).
Warmest Day: 64 degrees on October 9th, 2006.
Coldest October: 25.4 degrees average temperature (1996).
Coldest Day: -5 degrees on October 31st, 1956.
Wettest October: 4.11 inches (1986).
Wettest Day: 1.68 inches on October 26th, 1952.
Driest October: 0.35 inches (1960).

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

Beginning of the Month Daylight: 11 hours 23 minutes 23 seconds.
Last day with 11 hours of Daylight: October 5th.
First Quarter Moon: October 2nd at 4:14pm AKDT.
Full Moon (Hunter`s Moon): October 9th at 12:54pm AKDT.
Sunset at 7pm: October 10th.
Columbus Day: October 10th.
Last Day with More than 10 Hours of Daylight: October 15th.
Last Day the Solar Noon Sun Angle is greater than 20 degrees
above the horizon: October 15th.
Third Quarter Moon: October 17th at 9:15am AKDT.
Sunrise at 9am: October 22nd.
New Moon: October 25th at 2:48am AKDT.
Last day with 9 hours of Daylight: October 26th.
Sunset at 6pm: October 31st.
End of the Month Daylight: 8 Hours 34 minutes 44 seconds.
Total Monthly Daylight Loss: ~ 2.82 Hours.
Highest Solar Noon Sun Angle: 25.4 degrees above the horizon (October 1st).
Lowest Solar Noon Sun Angle: 14.6 degrees above the horizon (October 31st).
Total Monthly Decrease of the Solar Noon Sun Angle with respect to the
horizon: 10.8 degrees.


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.

$$

Drewitz

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