Average Weather in September at Noatak Airport Alaska, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 14°F, from 54°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 63°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 38°F to 27°F, rarely falling below 16°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on July 9, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Noatak Airport typically range from 46°F to 65°F, while on January 20, the coldest day of the year, they range from -12°F to 2°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in September
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on September. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in September
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Nizhniy Odes, Russia (3,183 miles away); Barsovo, Russia (3,112 miles); and Tosontsengel, Mongolia (3,386 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Noatak Airport (view comparison).
The month of September at Noatak Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 59% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is September 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 43% of the time.
For reference, on July 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 63%, while on March 14, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 48%.
Cloud Cover Categories in September
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Noatak Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 29% and ending it at 20%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on August 11, and its lowest chance is 6% on March 18.
Over the course of September at Noatak Airport, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 28% to 12%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 1% to 5%, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 0% to 2%.
Probability of Precipitation in September
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during September at Noatak Airport is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.7 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.1 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in September
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during September at Noatak Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in September
Due to its extreme latitude, Noatak Airport experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.
Neither polar day nor polar night occur during the month of September.
Over the course of September at Noatak Airport, the length of the day is very rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 3 hours, 41 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 7 minutes, 36 seconds, and weekly decrease of 53 minutes, 14 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is September 30, with 11 hours, 16 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 14 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September
The earliest sunrise of the month at Noatak Airport is 7:22 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 41 minutes later at 9:02 AM on September 30.
The latest sunset is 10:18 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 2 hours, 0 minutes earlier at 8:18 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is observed at Noatak Airport during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during September, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in September
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for September 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in September
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy at Noatak Airport is essentially constant during September, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in September
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Noatak Airport is increasing during September, increasing from 9.0 miles per hour to 10.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 14.4 miles per hour, while on June 28, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in September
The hourly average wind direction at Noatak Airport throughout September is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 49% on September 30.
Wind Direction in September
Noatak Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature at Noatak Airport is rapidly decreasing during September, falling by 7°F, from 49°F to 42°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in September
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season at Noatak Airport typically lasts for 2.5 months (79 days), from around June 8 to around August 25, rarely starting before May 20 or after June 30, and rarely ending before July 26 or after September 15.
The month of September at Noatak Airport is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 35% to 1% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in September
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days at Noatak Airport are essentially constant during September, remaining within 9°F of 484°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in September
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at Noatak Airport is decreasing during September, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 2.8 kWh to 1.4 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in September
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Noatak Airport are 67.565 deg latitude, -162.974 deg longitude, and 52 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Noatak Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 49 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 55 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,129 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,462 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Noatak Airport is covered by sparse vegetation (42%), herbaceous vegetation (19%), water (17%), and shrubs (12%), within 10 miles by shrubs (47%) and herbaceous vegetation (24%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (46%) and water (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Noatak Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
Noatak Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
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