August in Juneau 4th warmest on record

    JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau saw near normal precipitation last month, but it was the 4TH warmest August on record.

    The average temperature was 52.2 degrees.

    The National Weather Service in Juneau says it's because the low temperatures set a new record for being the warmest average low during the month of August. The record for warmest average low for the month was 51.7 degrees set in 1997.

    There were 5 days of record warm low temperatures this month. The hottest days occurred late in the month, and were record highs, when warm downsloping winds moved in and pushed the temperatures to 76 on the 27th and 73 on the 28th. Previous records were 73 in 1954 for the 27th and a tie of 73 degrees for the August 28th record from 1989.

    The total precipitation of 5.97 is just a quarter of an inch above normal for August.

    Wind speeds averaged around 7 mph from the southeast. Highest speed occurred on the 14th with a speed of 36 mph.

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