For August, it's remarkable that every location experienced above-normal temperatures, although none of the anomalies was extreme: the highest standardized anomaly was at Cold Bay, where August mean temperature was 1.4 standard deviations above normal. Both Cold Bay and Kodiak received more rainfall than in any August between 1981 and 2010, although neither location broke a record relative to the long-term history.
For the summer period of June through August, all locations were warmer than the 1981-2010 mean except for St Paul Island, which fell victim to the colder than normal Bering Sea temperatures. Most locations were more than 1 standard deviation warmer than normal, and Gulkana temperatures were 2.2 SD above normal. Interior and southeastern locations were much drier than average under the influence of the persistent ridge, but many coastal locations on the west side of the ridge were wet. Barrow has seen above-median precipitation every month since March and had one of their wetter summers on record.
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