February 2015 climate numbers for Anchorage, Annette, Barrow, Bethel, Cold Bay, Fairbanks, Juneau, King Salmon, Kodiak, Kotzebue, McGrath, Nome, St. Paul and Yakutat. These numbers were compiled by data obtained from the National Weather Service.


Synopsis – The “winter that wasn’t” continued into the month of February as it was warmer than normal for the entire state. It was drier than normal for most of Alaska. As for snowfall, most of the state saw below-normal amounts for the month. The exceptions were the Pribilof Islands and the North Slope where snowfall was a little above normal.


Anchorage –


February 2015 was warmer than normal. The average temperature was 25 degrees and the normal average temperature for the month is 18.7 degrees.


As for precipitation — which includes rain and melted snow — 0.72 inches fell. The normal average is also 0.72 inches.


Only 1.1 inches of snow fell, making this the fifth-least snowy February on record. The normal average is 10.9 inches.


Two daily record highs were recorded with 44 degrees on Feb. 17 and 47 degrees on Feb. 22. No daily record lows were recorded for the month.


Annette –


February 2015 was warmer and drier than normal. The average temperature was 41.2 degrees and the normal average is 38 degrees.


6.35 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 7.31 inches.


Only 2.3 inches of snow fell. The normal snowfall is 7.2 inches.


A daily record high of 53 degrees was recorded on Feb. 17. No daily record lows were recorded for the month.


Barrow –


February 2015 was warmer and snowier than normal. The average temperature was -6.6 degrees and the normal average temperature for the month is -14.2 degrees.


4.4 inches of snow fell. The average for the month is 2.6 inches.


0.31 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 0.14 inches.


Two daily record highs were recorded with 29 degrees on Feb. 26 and 30 degrees on Feb. 27. No daily record lows were recorded for the month.


Bethel –


February 2015 was warmer and drier than normal. The average temperature was 17.1 degrees and the normal average is 11.1 degrees.


0.54 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 0.72 inches.


5.7 inches of precipitation fell. The normal monthly snowfall is 6.9 inches.


Three daily record highs were recorded. It hit 44 degrees on Feb. 20, 42 degrees on Feb. 21 and 42 degrees on Feb. 22. No daily record lows were recorded for the month.


Cold Bay –


February 2015 was warmer and drier than normal. The average temperature was 34.5 degrees and the normal average temperature for the month is 29 degrees.


1.1 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 2.98 inches.


Only 1 inch of snowfall. The normal snowfall for the month is 12.9 inches.


Five daily record highs were recorded. It hit 46 degrees on Feb. 1, 42 degrees on Feb. 12, 41 degrees on Feb. 13, 41 on Feb. 16 and 43 degrees on Feb. 19. No daily record lows were recorded.


Fairbanks –


February 2015 was warmer and wetter than normal. The average temperature was 1 degree and the normal average temp for the month is -1.3 degrees.


0.48 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 0.42 inches.


4 inches of snow fell. The normal is 8.1 inches.


No daily record highs or lows were recorded for the month.


Juneau –


February 2015 was warmer and drier than normal. The average temperature was 31.9 degrees and the normal average for the month is 30.1 degrees.


3.62 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 4.13 inches.


The snowfall for the month was 10.3 inches. The normal is 16.8 inches.


No daily record highs or lows were recorded for the month.


King Salmon –


February 2015 was warmer and drier than normal. The average temperature was 26.8 degrees and the normal average is 18.8 degrees.


0.27 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 0.76 inches.


Only 2 inches of snow fell. The normal is 5.9 inches.


Three daily record highs were recorded. On Feb. 20 it hit 45 degrees, on Feb. 21 it hit 53 degrees and on Feb. 22 it hit 49 degrees. No daily record lows were recorded.


Kodiak –


February 2015 was warmer and wetter than normal. The average temperature was 35.5 degrees and the average for the month is 30.8 degrees.


8.79 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 6.14 inches.


As for snowfall, 10.2 inches fell. The normal is 15.1 inches.


A daily record high of 45 degrees was set on Feb. 22. No daily record lows were recorded for the month.


Kotzebue –


February 2015 was warmer and drier than normal. The average temperature was 10.2 degrees and the average for the month is -0.8 degrees.


0.49 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 0.66 inches.


Only 3.3 inches of snow fell. The normal snowfall is 9.6 inches.


Five daily record highs were recorded. It hit 32 degrees on Feb. 17, 34 on Feb. 21, 37 on Feb. 22, 36 on Feb. 23 and 35 on Feb. 26. No daily record lows were recorded for the month.


McGrath –


February 2015 was warmer and drier than normal. The average temperature was 8.5 degrees and the average is 1.4 degrees.


0.17 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 0.94 inches.


As for snowfall, only 1.8 inches fell. The normal is 13.1 inches.


Two daily record highs were recorded with 41 degrees on Feb. 21 and 44 degrees on Feb. 22. No daily record lows were recorded for the month.


Nome –


February 2015 was warmer than normal. The average high temperature was 15.7 degrees and the normal average high temp for the month is 7.4 degrees.


0.93 inches of precipitation fell — the normal average.


10.2 inches of snow fell for the month. The average monthly snowfall is 12.2 inches.


Two daily record highs were recorded with 40 degrees on Feb. 21 and 35 on Feb. 22. No daily record lows were recorded for the month.


St. Paul –


February 2015 was warmer and drier than normal. The average temperature was 28.4 degrees and the normal average temp for the month is 24.4 degrees.


1.12 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 1.3 inches.


10.5 inches of snow fell. The normal monthly snowfall is 9.9 inches.


Two daily record highs were recorded with 38 degrees on Feb. 26 and 38 degrees on Feb. 27. No daily record lows were recorded for the month.


Yakutat –


February 2015 was warmer and drier than normal. The average temperature was 33.5 degrees and the normal average temp for the month is 29.7 degrees.


10.35 inches of precipitation fell. The normal average is 10.86 inches.


Only 4 inches of snowfall for the month. The normal monthly snowfall is 28.6 inches.


Two daily record highs were recorded for the month with 47 degrees on Feb. 16 and 46 degrees on Feb. 25. No daily record lows were recorded for the month.


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