It is now nearly four times larger than it was before. [40][41] Smoothed data from NOAA shows that Utqiaġvik has warmed by more than 11°F since 1976.[42]. [7][8] Referred to as "Barrow" beginning in 1901, the city voted to restore its old Iñupiat name, Utqiaġvik, in 2016. Weather Underground provides local & long-range weather forecasts, weatherreports, maps & tropical weather conditions for the Barrow area. Barrow (Alaska) is 3 m above sea level and located at 71.29° N 156.79° W. Barrow (Alaska) has a population of 4384. 3.1% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Ice fog is very common during the winter months, especially when the temperature drops below −30 °F (−34 °C).[37]. KBRW (AM)/KBRW-FM[70] radio station broadcasts in Utqiaġvik on 680 kHz AM and 91.9 MHz FM. Even Sable Island, at around 44 degrees latitude and under the influence of the Gulf Stream, receives 44 inches (112 cm), or 52 percent more snowfall than Utqiaġvik. Day by day forecast. has Phil Coulson threaten Ward with a transfer to the town to guard Emil Blonsky's cryo-cell. On August 17, 2007, the Whalers football team played their first game of the season on their new artificial-turf field. In 2017, The Barrow High School Football team recorded their first ever state championship win over the Homer Mariners 20–14. [27], According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21 sq mi (54 km2), 18 sq mi (47 km2) of the area being land and 3 sq mi (8 km2) being water. The historic game, attended by former Miami Dolphins player Larry Csonka, was the first live Internet broadcast of a sporting event in the United States from north of the Arctic Circle. In May, the temperatures are much warmer, averaging 21.2 °F (−6.0 °C). It allows for import, possession and consumption of such beverages. The roads in Utqiaġvik are unpaved due to the permafrost, and no roads connect the city to the rest of Alaska. The median income for a household in the city was $63,094.09, and the median income for a family was $68,223. [17], British Royal Navy officers came to the area to explore and map the Arctic coastline of North America. The school offers associate's degrees in accounting, allied health, business and management, construction technology, dental health therapy, indigenous education, information technology, Iñupiaq studies, liberal arts, and office management. ... Yankee whalers sailed here, learning about the bowhead whale from Iñupiat hunters ... Later, the military came, setting up a radar station, and in 1947 a science center was founded at Barrow. Cloud types are mainly low stratus and fog; cumuli forms are rare. Once there you can also select from hundreds of other cruise ports to view traffic in. Bill Streever, who chairs the North Slope Science Initiative's Science Technical Advisory Panel, wrote in his 2009 book Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places: Barrow, like most communities in Alaska, looks temporary, like a pioneer settlement. Satellite. The city of Utqiaġvik has three sections, which can be classified as south, central, and north, and are known to residents as Utqiaġvik, Browerville, and NARL, respectively. The native name of Utqiaġvik was adopted in 2016 and will appear on the 2020 census. In 1940, the indigenous Iñupiat organized as the Native Village of Barrow Iñupiat Traditional Government (previously, Native Village of Barrow), which is a federally recognized Alaska Native Iñupiat "tribal entity", as listed by the US Bureau of Indian Affairs circa 2003. The city's infrastructure, particularly water, sanitation, power and road stability, is endangered. [65] Hepa transferred to Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon, for his junior year. Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative. Barrow, Alaska, USA - Current weather, an hourly forecast for today, tomorrow, detailed 10-day weather forecast and long range monthly outlook. The camera is located at 71° 17′ 33″ N, 156° 47′ 18″ approximately 20m above sea level and looks approximately Northward. KBRW is also broadcast via FM repeaters in all of the North Slope Borough villages, from Kaktovik to Point Hope. Owing to its location 320 mi (515 km) north of the Arctic Circle, Utqiaġvik's climate is cold and dry, classified as a polar climate (Köppen ET). Owing to the prevailing easterly winds off the Arctic Ocean, Utqiaġvik is completely overcast slightly more than 50% of the year. For every 100 females, there were 107.1 males. [38] In June, the average temperature rises above freezing, to 35.7 °F (2.1 °C), and the normal daily mean temperature remains above freezing until September 17. [21], In 1988, Utqiaġvik became the center of worldwide media attention when three California gray whales became trapped in the ice offshore. The sun then rises again completely over the horizon by January 27 or 28. In 2015, the Barrow High School boys' basketball team won the Alaska Class 3A State Championship with a 50–40 victory over two-time defending state champion, Monroe Catholic. Dense fog occurs an average of 65 days per year, mostly in the summer months. 14-day weather forecast for Barrow-in-Furness. Weather in Barrow in july 2021. [10] John Simpson's native map dated 1855, records the name "Otkiawik," which was misprinted on the subsequent British Admiralty Chart as "Otkiovik."[11]. The location has been home to the Iñupiat, an indigenous Inuit ethnic group, for more than 1,500 years. BARROW, AK 99723 Weather Enter ZIP code or City, State Coach Jeremy Arnhart's teams won 186 games in 10 seasons. [64] As a 6'7" freshman he was regarded as one of the top basketball recruits in the country. The Arctic Sounder[71] is a newspaper published weekly by Alaska Media, LLC, which covers news of interest to the North Slope Borough, which includes Utqiaġvik, and the Northwest Arctic Borough, which includes Kotzebue, in northwestern Alaska. See the links below the 12-day Barrow (Alaska) weather forecast table for other cities and towns nearby along with weather conditions for local outdoor activities. In 1889 a whaling supply and rescue station was built. Barrow, Alaska - Travel and vacation weather averages, current conditions and forecasts. Only 2.6% of the Earth's surface lies as far and farther from the equator as Utqiaġvik. Barrow Weather Forecasts. Nearby Point Barrow is the country's northernmost point. This area includes, The Central section is the largest of the three, and is called Browerville. In 1901, a United States Post Office was opened. Choose a round-trip Inside passage or one-way Gulf of Alaska Cruise. Questions? The Whalers' team was led by 5-star recruit Kamaka Hepa. The racial makeup of the city was 60.5% Alaskan Native, 16.2% Caucasian, 0.9% African, 8.9% Asian, 2.3% Pacific Islander and 8.1% from two or more races. Hi/Low, RealFeel®, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! In terms of precipitation, Utqiaġvik has a desert climate, and averages less than 5 inches (127 mm) "rainfall equivalent" per year. Last updated today at 21:01. Hundreds of years before the European Arctic explorers showed up... Barrow was more or less where it is now, a natural hunting place at the base of a peninsula that pokes out into the Beaufort Sea. Station Data. episode "T.R.A.C.K.S." Numerous businesses provide support services to oil field operations. Current weather in Utqiagvik and forecast for today, tomorrow, and next 14 days October is usually the month with the heaviest snowfall, with measurable amounts occurring on nearly half the days and a 1981−2010 normal total accumulation of 9.1 inches (23 cm). The stations are K04KS and K11NN. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Monitoring Lab operates in Utqiaġvik. According to 1971−2000 normals, this includes 29 inches (74 cm) of snow, For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males. [23] Journalist Tom Rose details the rescue, and the media frenzy that accompanied it, in his 1989 book Freeing The Whales. [32], July is the warmest month of the year, with a normal mean temperature of 40.9 °F (4.9 °C). By March 1, the sun is up for 9 hours, and temperatures begin to warm, though winds are usually higher. About 7.7% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under the age of 18 and 13.12% of those 65 and older. Browerville is separated from the south section by a series of lagoons, with two connecting dirt roads. Singer-songwriter John Denver visited the town for his 1979 television special Alaska, The American Child. The first snow (defined as snow that will not melt until next spring) generally falls during the first week of October, when temperatures cease to rise above freezing during the day. April brings less extreme temperatures, with an average of 1.8 °F (−16.8 °C), and on April 1 the sun is up for more than 14 hours. In 1900, it reported again as "Cape Smythe Settlements. This street, like all the others in Utqiaġvik, has been left unpaved due to the frequent prevalence of. [68], Utqiaġvik is served by the North Slope Borough School District. New service between Fairbanks and Anchorage began from Era Aviation on June 1, 2009. Serious cold weather usually begins in January, and February is generally the coldest month, averaging −14.2 °F (−25.7 °C). "[53] In 1910,[54] it first reported as Barrow, and in every successive census to 2010. [22] After a two-week rescue effort (Operation Breakthrough), a Soviet icebreaker freed two of the whales. [32] Even in July and August, the low falls to or below the freezing mark on an average of 24 days. Please also visit Barrow Historical Weather, Weather widget and Weather Charts pages. [12][13][14][15] City Council member Qaiyaan Harcharek described the name change as supporting use of the Iñupiaq language and being part of a process of decolonization.[16]. The sun does not set for about 80 days, until around July 31 or August 1. Big Miracle, a 2012 film starring Drew Barrymore, is based on the true story of whales trapped under ice near Point Barrow, and features scenes in and characters from the town. Last 2 weeks of weather In Barrow, the summers are very cold; the winters are long, frigid, dry, and windy; and it is overcast year round. The library was named after Evelyn Tuzroyluk Higbee, an important leader in the community. There were 1,620 housing units at an average density of 88.1 per square mile (34.0/km2). Weather forecast up to 14 days including temperature, weather condition and precipitation and much more. The December weather guide for Barrow, Alaska shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Alamo: 10% off attractions with Viator. Winter Weather Advisory in effect from December 12, 03:00 AM AKST until December 13, 06:00 AM AKST Current conditions at Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport (PABR) Water makes up 14% of the total area. Monthly: 1981-2010 normals History: 2007-2019 Renamed Iḷisaġvik College, it is an accredited two-year college providing education based on the Iñupiat culture and the needs of the North Slope Borough. Although it is rare for Utqiaġvik to record the lowest temperatures statewide during cold waves, extremely low wind chill and "white out" conditions from blowing snow are very common. Utqiaġvik is roughly 1,300 miles (2,092 km) south of the North Pole. The camera is located at 71° 17′ 33″ N, 156° 47′ 18″ approximately 20m above sea level and looks approximately Northward. This image has been recorded by a web cam overlooking the landfast ice (or coastal ocean during the ice-free period in summer) from atop the bank building in downtown Barrow, Alaska. The governor had 45 days to rule on the name change and it was officially adopted on December 1, 2016. [21][33], The Arctic region is warming at double the global average, forcing major adjustments to life on the North Slope with regard to a prior millennium of hunting and whaling practices, as well as habitation. Another recorded Iñupiaq name is Ukpiaġvik (IPA: [ukpi.ɑʁvik]), which comes from ukpik "snowy owl" and translates to "the place where snowy owls are hunted". The church is still used today. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.34% of the population. Residents of the North Slope were the only Native people to vote on acceptance of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; they rejected it. Utqiaġvik is the transportation hub for the North Slope Borough's Arctic coastal villages. The per capita income for the city was $22,902. Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow us on YouTube ARH RSS Feed US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service 222 W. 7th Avenue #23, Room 517 Anchorage, AK 99513 Comments? The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has a climate observation site in Utqiaġvik as part of its Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. Males had a median income of $51,959 versus $46,382 for females. The US acquired Alaska in 1867. Find the most current and reliable 14 day weather forecasts, storm alerts, reports and information for Barrow, AK, US with The Weather Network. The six-sided monument honors pioneer Wiley Post and comedian and homespun philosopher Will Rogers who died in 1935 when their plane went down 15 miles southwest of Barrow during a flight to Seberia. One inch of rain possesses approximately equal water content to 12 inches (30 cm) of snow. [66], The Whalers' boys' basketball team finished the 2014–2015 season with a 24–3 record, the highest win percentage in school history. Karl Pilkington is sent to the town in the second season of An Idiot Abroad. Monthly averages Barrow Longitude: -156.789, Latitude: 71.2906 Average weather Barrow, AK - 99723. The midnight sun has attracted tourism, and arts and crafts provide some cash income. Weather warnings issued. Mean monthly maxima and minima (i.e. The town first appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census as the unincorporated Inuit village of "Ootiwakh. The weather in Barrow in the month of july comes from statistical datas on the last years. [62], Since the team's formation, it has gathered a record of 33–24, and most recently, the team reached the semi-final round of the Alaskan State Small School Football Championship.[63]. [32], Variation of wind speed during the year is limited, with the fall months being windiest. The name change officially went into effect on December 1, 2016. According to Dr. Harold Wanless of the University of Miami, an anticipated rise in sea level attributed to greenhouse gas emissions and consequent global warming is inevitable, meaning the existence of Utqiagvik at its current location is doomed in the geological relatively short term. the highest and lowest temperature readings during an entire month or year) calculated based on data at said location from 1981 to 2010. In 1935, the famous humorist Will Rogers and pilot Wiley Post made an unplanned stop at Walakpa Bay 15 mi (24 km) south of Utqiaġvik, en route to the city. Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday. Local time in Barrow (Alaska… 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Daily high temperatures are around 46°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 60°F.The highest daily average high temperature is 47°F on July 26.. Daily low temperatures are around 36°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 44°F.The highest daily average low temperature is 36°F on July 27. The Tuzzy Consortium Library, in the Iñupiat Heritage Center, serves the communities of the North Slope Borough and functions as the academic library for Iḷisaġvik College. Find out more about our data sources. Just west of the Alaska Airlines terminal at Ahkovak and Momegana Streets, is the Will Rogers and Wiley Post Monument. As of March 3, 2009, the town's website wrote of the population: "The largest city in the North Slope Borough, Utqiaġvik has 4,429 residents, of which approximately 61% are Iñupiat Eskimo."[30]. Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital, located in the City of Utqiaġvik, is the primary healthcare facility for the North Slope region of Alaska. Because transporting food to the city is very expensive, many residents continue to rely upon subsistence food sources. Historical or past weather forecast page provides historical weather forecast from 1 st July, 2008 till now in 3 hourly interval. [24] The movie Big Miracle is based on the rescue and was released on February 3, 2012.[25][26]. Average Weather in July in Barrow Alaska, United States. 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Tonight, A clear sky and a fresh breeze. Of those 246 residents, 189 were natives, 46 were White, 1 was Asian and 10 were other races. Individuals in need of medical care in Utqiaġvik are able to access the hospital by road. Barrow, Alaska, United States. Fran Tate, a local restaurant owner, was a frequent guest by telephone on a Chicago radio program, the Steve and Johnnie Show on WGN, during the 1990s. As they took off again, their plane stalled and plunged into a river, killing them both. Appeared in Channel 4 from Alaska Rural Communications Service. [32], The sun sets on November 18 or 19, and it remains below the horizon for about 66 days. Alaska's darkest days leave 9% of Alaskans with seasonal affective disorder; COVID-19 cases rise throughout Arctic; ANWR oil and gas lease sale set for January; Health care, businesses can manage COVID-19 together; We're not smarter than the experts. Forecast - Barrow. Utqiaġvik was incorporated as a 1st Class City under the name Barrow in 1958. The population density was 249.0 people per square mile (96.1/km2). POST W. 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January is a life-threatening cold winter month in Barrow, Alaska, with temperature in the range of an average high of -7.2°F (-21.8°C) and an average low of -19.5°F (-28.6°C).In Barrow, the average high-temperature marginally drops, from an arctic cold -1.8°F (-18.8°C) in December, to a dangerously cold -7.2°F (-21.8°C). The stories center on vampires who take advantage of month-long annual polar night in the town to openly kill and feed at will, massacring most of the townspeople. The school additionally offers adult education courses for GED preparation and certificates in various programs. Located on a slight rise above the high-water mark, they are at risk of being lost to erosion. [9] The name was first recorded in 1853 as "Ot-ki-a-wing" by Commander Rochfort Maguire, Royal Navy. In Utqiaġvik, the age distribution shows 27.7% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who were 65 years of age or older. Barrow Extended Forecast with high and low temperatures. The name Barrow was derived from Point Barrow, and was originally a general designation, because non-native Alaskan residents found it easier to pronounce than the Inupiat name. Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport. Utqiaġvik has the lowest average temperatures of cities in Alaska. The racial makeup of the city is 57.19% Alaska Native, 21.83% White, 9.41% Asian, 1.00% Black or African American, 1.35% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 8.51% from two or more races. Get the forecast for today, tonight & tomorrow's weather for Utqiaġvik, AK. The shoreline is rapidly eroding and has been encroaching on buildings for decades. Guard Travis Adams was a standout as well. [61] Barrow High School recorded its first win two weeks later; the coaches and players celebrated the historic win by jumping into the Arctic Ocean, just 100 yd (91 m) from the makeshift dirt field. Multiple jet aircraft, with service from Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay), Fairbanks and Anchorage, provide daily mail, cargo, and passenger services, which connect with smaller single- and twin-engine general aviation aircraft that provide regular service to other villages, from Kaktovik in the east to Point Hope in the west. Peak cloudiness occurs in August and September when the ocean is ice-free. Utqiaġvik is surrounded by the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska. latitude: 71-17-07N, longitude: 156-45-57W, elevation: 43 ft. Current weather observation State and federal agencies are employers. [74], Street view of Utqiaġvik in July 2008. Find the most current and reliable 7 day weather forecasts, storm alerts, reports and information for [city] with The Weather Network. A commercially successful film, named after and based upon the comic, was released on October 19, 2007, followed by a straight-to-video sequel on July 23, 2010. [32][36][39] Utqiaġvik records an average 24 days per year where the high reaches at least 50 °F (10 °C). Alaska TV Weather Maps. The November weather guide for Barrow, Alaska shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. The median age was 29 years. Utqiaġvik, like many communities in Alaska, has enacted a "damp" law, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages. In the late 20th century, the building was used as Brower's Cafe. Weather observations are available for Utqiaġvik dating back to the late 19th century. In an October 2016 referendum, city voters narrowly approved to change its name from Barrow to its traditional Iñupiaq name, Utqiaġvik. Less windy on Tuesday with bright spells and fewer showers. A spelling variant of this name was adopted by the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation when it was established in 1973. Average Weather in Barrow Alaska, United States. 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