The climate of Barrow (Alaska
- United States of America)
Barrow is one of the most northerly located places in the world and
the most northerly located place in the United States. Most tourists
travel here to see the Beaufort Sea, the Arctic Ocean and the
impressive polar region. The city is mainly used as a weather station
and a base for scientific research. The indigenous people, the Inuit
have been living here since the 9th century AD.
Barrow has a polar climate characterized by extremely low
temperatures. During the winter temperatures may drop to -58 degrees
Celsius (-72.4 degrees Fahrenheit). This, in combination with fierce
winds makes life very hard in Barrow. During the short summer it
remains cool in Barrow. However, because of its situation on the sea
temperatures are higher here than in other polar cities. Barrow has
low precipitation figures, precipitation mainly falls at the end of
summer and during fall.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Barrow:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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