NOVEMBER WEATHER SUMMARY
Information courtesy of NOAA.
November was another wet month with several records falling. There was also two
Week-long dry spells, a record high temperature early in the month and a record
Low temperature later in the month.
This was the second snowiest and the fifth wettest November; with almost all of
The moisture coming in two big storms about 10 days apart. The first storm from
The 9th to 11th brought 4.44 inches of precipitation and 29.3 inches of snow.
The second storm from the 21st to the 24th brought 5.22 inches of precipitation
And 45.5 inches of snow. The 2 dry spells were from the 2nd to the 8th and the
12th to the 20th. The snow depth reached 37 inches on the 25th.
A record high was set for the 5th with 46 degrees; the old record was 44 from
2002. The 20th had a new record low of 5 degrees; breaking the old record of 9
From 1993. The 20th also had a new record low maximum temperature of 10 degrees.
The 22nd had 20.4 inches of snow; the old record was 14.5 set in 1987.
The 22nd had 3.48 inches of precipitation; the old record was 1.53 from 2002.
The 24th had 14.7 inches of snow; the old record was 10.6 inches from 1986.
Record annual precipitation was 93.30 inches set in 1981. That record was passed
On the 23rd and total precipitation is 94.78 inches as of the end of the month.
WEATHER & CONDITIONS
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Situated at the head of a deep, stillwater fjord in the northeast section of Prince William Sound, Valdez is surrounded by the Chugach Mountains. The location of Valdez brings some interesting weather patterns from high wind to significant snowfall. Valdez is the snow capital of the Unites States receiving an average of 320 inches of snowfall each year. Check out some weather stats for Valdez provided by the local office of the National Weather Service.
Top 5 Snow Events
(snow in inches per season)
Top 5 Liquid Precip Events
(rain in inches per season)
Top 5 Wind Records
(Date & MPH)
November 29, 2012- 97mph
January 10, 1980- 94 mph
February 13, 2011- 94 mph
February 26, 2011- 87 mph
January 9, 1980- 85 mph
(Date & Degrees Fahrenheit)
June 26, 1997- 86 degrees
July 3, 1999- 85 degrees
July 2, 1979- 85 degrees
July 27, 1987- 84 degrees
August 8, 2008- 83 degrees
(Date & Degrees Fahrenheit)
February 5, 1999- 10 below zero
January 17, 2011- 9 below zero
January 22, 1989- 8 below zero
January 25, 1973- 8 below zero
January 4, 1975- 7 below zero
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