[40][41] Smoothed data from NOAA shows that Utqiaġvik has warmed by more than 11°F since 1976.[42]. Two memorials have been erected at the location, now called the Rogers-Post Site. The library was named after Evelyn Tuzroyluk Higbee, an important leader in the community. POST W. 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Utqiaġvik is one of the northernmost public communities in the world and is the northernmost city in the United States. Barrow is among the oldest permanent settlements in the United States. [72] Utqiaġvik is served by Alaska Airlines with passenger jet service at the Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport from Anchorage and Fairbanks. There were 1,399 households, out of which 56.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. has Phil Coulson threaten Ward with a transfer to the town to guard Emil Blonsky's cryo-cell. "[50] All 225 of its residents were Inuit. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Native Village of Barrow Iñupiat Traditional Government, "Barrow's new name is its old one, Utqiaġvik. Mean monthly maxima and minima (i.e. There were 1,620 housing units at an average density of 88.1 per square mile (34.0/km2). latitude: 71-17-07N, longitude: 156-45-57W, elevation: 43 ft. Current weather observation Utqiaġvik was incorporated as a 1st Class City under the name Barrow in 1958. Monthly averages Barrow Longitude: -156.789, Latitude: 71.2906 Average weather Barrow, AK - 99723. The city's native name, Utqiaġvik, refers to a place for gathering wild roots. For every 100 females, there were 107.1 males. episode "T.R.A.C.K.S." In the late 20th century, the building was used as Brower's Cafe. Located on a slight rise above the high-water mark, they are at risk of being lost to erosion. [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]. [23] Journalist Tom Rose details the rescue, and the media frenzy that accompanied it, in his 1989 book Freeing The Whales. 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. 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. The church is still used today. [9] The name was first recorded in 1853 as "Ot-ki-a-wing" by Commander Rochfort Maguire, Royal Navy. 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. [21][33] compared to 101 inches (257 cm) for Kuujjuaq in Nunavik, Quebec[34] or 84 inches (213 cm) and 77 inches (196 cm) for much warmer Juneau and Kodiak, Alaska, respectively. Whale, seal, polar bear, walrus, waterfowl, caribou, and fish are harvested from the coast or nearby rivers and lakes. The median income for a household in the city was $63,094.09, and the median income for a family was $68,223. 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. - Videos from The Weather Channel | weather.com Skip to Main ... Barrow, Alaska, Sees Last Sunset For Next 83 Days. Hi/Low, RealFeel®, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! KBRW (AM)/KBRW-FM[70] radio station broadcasts in Utqiaġvik on 680 kHz AM and 91.9 MHz FM. Only 2.6% of the Earth's surface lies as far and farther from the equator as Utqiaġvik. Utqiaġvik, like many communities in Alaska, has enacted a "damp" law, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages. In Barrow, the summers are very cold; the winters are long, frigid, dry, and windy; and it is overcast year round. By October 2017, at 6'8" tall, he had committed to go to the University of Texas. They wrote a constitution and by-laws, under the provisions of the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934. Barrow - Weather warnings issued 14-day forecast. Utqiaġvik is the transportation hub for the North Slope Borough's Arctic coastal villages. [68], Utqiaġvik is served by the North Slope Borough School District. [32] Even in July and August, the low falls to or below the freezing mark on an average of 24 days. By March 1, the sun is up for 9 hours, and temperatures begin to warm, though winds are usually higher. View the latest weather forecasts, maps, news and alerts on Yahoo Weather. Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital, located in the City of Utqiaġvik, is the primary healthcare facility for the North Slope region of Alaska. The population density was 249.0 people per square mile (96.1/km2). 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. 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. 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. Despite the extreme northern location, temperatures at Utqiaġvik are moderated by the surrounding topography. Apart from providing a visual impression of the sea-ice conditions off Barrow, these images establish a longer-term record of key dates in the seasonal evolution of the sea-ice cover, such as: onset of fall ice formation, formation of a stable ice cover, onset of spring melt, appearance of melt ponds, beginning of ice break-up in early summer, removal or advection of sea ice during the summer months. In 2015, the NFL Network began an 8-part documentary series focusing on the Barrow High School Whalers football team.[59]. The town is the setting for a series of horror comic books titled 30 Days of Night. There are no wind barriers or protected valleys where dense cold air can settle or form temperature inversions in the lower atmosphere, as commonly happens in the interior between the Brooks and the Alaska ranges.[31]. Find out more about our data sources. Cloud types are mainly low stratus and fog; cumuli forms are rare. The link above will take you to view live cruise ship and marine traffic in the Port of Barrow, Alaska. [32][36][39] Utqiaġvik records an average 24 days per year where the high reaches at least 50 °F (10 °C). 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) Once there you can also select from hundreds of other cruise ports to view traffic in. In 2017, The Barrow High School Football team recorded their first ever state championship win over the Homer Mariners 20–14. 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. 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 camera is located at 71° 17′ 33″ N, 156° 47′ 18″ approximately 20m above sea level and looks approximately Northward. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 14-day weather forecast for Barrow-in-Furness. Iḷisaġvik College, a two-year tribal college and the only tribal college in Alaska, is located in Utqiaġvik. According to 1971−2000 normals, this includes 29 inches (74 cm) of snow, In 1900, it reported again as "Cape Smythe Settlements. Forecast - Barrow. Ice fog is very common during the winter months, especially when the temperature drops below −30 °F (−34 °C).[37]. It is now nearly four times larger than it was before. Alaska Large Ship Cruises The classic Alaska Cruise, offered by such companies as Holland America, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. The NARL facility was transferred by the federal government to the North Slope Borough, which adapted it for use as, This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 03:04. Meet the northern shrike: Alaska's rare carnivorous songbird Water makes up 14% of the total area. On August 19, 2006, the Whalers of Barrow High School[60] played the first official football game in the Arctic against Delta Junction High School. Barrow, Alaska, United States. This has traditionally been a residential area for the City of Utqiaġvik, but in recent years many businesses have opened or moved to this area. ... 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. Questions? [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][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. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Monitoring Lab operates in Utqiaġvik. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 4.80. Early Monday morning, the sun set briefly in Barrow, Alaska, something that won't be seen there again in more than two months. The location has been home to the Iñupiat, an indigenous Inuit ethnic group, for more than 1,500 years. The per capita income for the city was $22,902. Station Data. However, because no roads lead in or out of Utqiaġvik, individuals in surrounding communities and towns (such as Point Hope, Prudhoe Bay, and Wainwright) must be airlifted in by plane, helicopter, or air ambulance. Coach Jeremy Arnhart's teams won 186 games in 10 seasons. In 1901, a United States Post Office was opened. Temperatures remain below freezing from early October through late May. Weather warnings issued. 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? In 1972, the North Slope Borough was established. The native name of Utqiaġvik was adopted in 2016 and will appear on the 2020 census. Freight arrives by air cargo year round and by ocean-going marine barges during the annual summer sealift.[73]. Average Weather in July in Barrow Alaska, United States. You can view the weather statistics for the whole month, but also by clicking on the tabs for the beginning, the middle and the end of the month. Barrow Extended Forecast with high and low temperatures. An IRA corporation was also created. 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. [17], British Royal Navy officers came to the area to explore and map the Arctic coastline of North America. 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. Utqiaġvik is roughly 1,300 miles (2,092 km) south of the North Pole. The Arctic Ocean is on three sides, and flat tundra stretches some 200 miles (300 km) to the south. Singer-songwriter John Denver visited the town for his 1979 television special Alaska, The American Child. 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. 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. Utqiaġvik is the economic center of the North Slope Borough, the city's primary employer. This area, in addition to the houses, includes, The north section is the smallest and most isolated of the three sections, known to the residents as NARL because it was originally the site of the Naval Arctic Research Lab. Radar. In 1889 a whaling supply and rescue station was built. Local Iñupiaq leaders hope its use heals as it teaches. [32] Freezing temperatures and snowfall can occur during any month of the year.[31]. [65] Hepa transferred to Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon, for his junior year. Another memorial is located in Utqiaġvik, where the airport was renamed as the Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport in their honor.[19]. Beginning around May 11 or 12, the sun remains above the horizon the entire day, and the phenomenon known as the midnight sun is observed. Nearby Point Barrow is the country's northernmost point. Barrow (Alaska) is 3 m above sea level and located at 71.29° N 156.79° W. Barrow (Alaska) has a population of 4384. 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. 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". On the Ice, a film released in 2011 about teenagers dealing with a tragic accidental death, was filmed entirely in the town, with locals acting in most roles. The town first appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census as the unincorporated Inuit village of "Ootiwakh. As they took off again, their plane stalled and plunged into a river, killing them both. Only 2.6% of the Earth's surface lies as far and farther from the equator as Utqiaġvik. The US acquired Alaska in 1867. 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. Utqiaġvik is roughly 1,300 miles (2,092 km) south of the North Pole. [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. Guard Travis Adams was a standout as well. Natural gas lines were brought to the town in 1965, eliminating traditional heating sources such as whale blubber.[20]. Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative. It is not. It is derived from the Iñupiat word utqiq, also used for "potato". [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 hospital underwent construction and was relocated across the city in 2013. The median age was 29 years. Serious cold weather usually begins in January, and February is generally the coldest month, averaging −14.2 °F (−25.7 °C). The sun then rises again completely over the horizon by January 27 or 28. 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. Tonight, A clear sky and a fresh breeze. 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 name change officially went into effect on December 1, 2016. [52] This did not include nearby Point Barrow, which was a separate community. In an October 2016 referendum, city voters narrowly approved to change its name from Barrow to its traditional Iñupiaq name, Utqiaġvik. BARROW, AK 99723 Weather Enter ZIP code or City, State Last 2 weeks of weather Less windy on Tuesday with bright spells and fewer showers. 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. The roads in Utqiaġvik are unpaved due to the permafrost, and no roads connect the city to the rest of Alaska. During the first half of the polar night, there is a decreasing amount of twilight each day, and on the winter solstice (around December 21 or December 22), civil twilight in Utqiaġvik lasts for a mere 3 hours. Find the most current and reliable 14 day weather forecasts, storm alerts, reports and information for Barrow, AK, US with The Weather Network. The rescue station was converted for use in 1896 as the retail Cape Smythe Whaling and Trading Station. One inch of rain possesses approximately equal water content to 12 inches (30 cm) of snow. The midnight sun has attracted tourism, and arts and crafts provide some cash income. An ancient 5.0 mi (8 km)-sized crater, Avak, is situated near Utqiaġvik. 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. The United States Army established a meteorological and magnetic research station at Utqiaġvik in 1881.[18]. Choose a round-trip Inside passage or one-way Gulf of Alaska Cruise. Get the forecast for today, tonight & tomorrow's weather for Utqiaġvik, AK. The governor had 45 days to rule on the name change and it was officially adopted on December 1, 2016. The camera is located at 71° 17′ 33″ N, 156° 47′ 18″ approximately 20m above sea level and looks approximately Northward. Just west of the Alaska Airlines terminal at Ahkovak and Momegana Streets, is the Will Rogers and Wiley Post Monument. Males had a median income of $51,959 versus $46,382 for females. Weather observations are available for Utqiaġvik dating back to the late 19th century. Local Time 20:25 GMT = 11:25: Temperature: Weather: 2020-11-26 10:25-16 °C: few clouds, mist: 2020-11-26 09:53-15 °C: blizzard: 2020-11-26 09:32-15 °C: overcast, Haze [21], In 1988, Utqiaġvik became the center of worldwide media attention when three California gray whales became trapped in the ice offshore. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.34% of the population. 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. 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. [32][36], In addition to its low temperatures and polar night, Utqiaġvik is one of the cloudiest places on Earth. 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. Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport. Barrow, Alaska, USA - Current weather, an hourly forecast for today, tomorrow, detailed 10-day weather forecast and long range monthly outlook. View Current Ship Traffic In Barrow, Alaska - Live! The facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is the northernmost hospital/medical facility in the United States. The weather in Barrow in the month of july comes from statistical datas on the last years. 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). He was ranked as the #21 ranked basketball recruit in the country by ESPN for the class of 2018. Please stay home for the holidays. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males. Caribou habitat is also affected, while thawing soil threatens homes and municipal and commercial structures. Browerville is separated from the south section by a series of lagoons, with two connecting dirt roads. In May, the temperatures are much warmer, averaging 21.2 °F (−6.0 °C). 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. 3.1% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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. 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. Barrow Weather Forecasts. Hi/Low, RealFeel®, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! It allows for import, possession and consumption of such beverages. 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. [24] The movie Big Miracle is based on the rescue and was released on February 3, 2012.[25][26]. Weather in Barrow in july 2021. [66], The Whalers' boys' basketball team finished the 2014–2015 season with a 24–3 record, the highest win percentage in school history. The school additionally offers adult education courses for GED preparation and certificates in various programs. Owing to the prevailing easterly winds off the Arctic Ocean, Utqiaġvik is completely overcast slightly more than 50% of the year. New service between Fairbanks and Anchorage began from Era Aviation on June 1, 2009. 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]. Alamo: 10% off attractions with Viator. Utqiaġvik (Inupiaq: Utqiaġvik; IPA: [utqe.ɑʁvik], English: /ˌʊtkiˈɑːvɪk/ UUT-kee-AH-vik,[6]) officially the City of Utqiaġvik and known as Barrow (/ˈbæroʊ/) until 2016,[A] is the largest city (and the borough seat) of the North Slope Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska and is located north of the Arctic Circle. Find local weather forecasts for Barrow, United States throughout the world The official name is the "City of Utqiaġvik", spelled with the diacritical mark on the "g". Last updated today at 21:01. BARROW, ALASKA (AK) 99723 local weather forecast and current conditions, radar, satellite loops, severe weather warnings, long range forecast. Dense fog occurs an average of 65 days per year, mostly in the summer months. [55] It formally incorporated in 1959. [57] The town is also served by several radio taxi services, most using small four-wheel drive vehicles. On August 17, 2007, the Whalers football team played their first game of the season on their new artificial-turf field. Monthly: 1981-2010 normals History: 2007-2019 Find out more about our data sources. Please Contact Us. Find the most current and reliable 7 day weather forecasts, storm alerts, reports and information for [city] with The Weather Network. Clear Sky. [32] Beginning in late July, the Arctic Ocean is relatively ice-free, and remains so until late October. The high temperature is above freezing on an average of only 120 days per year, and there are 106 days with a maximum at or below 0 °F (−18 °C). KBRW is also broadcast via FM repeaters in all of the North Slope Borough villages, from Kaktovik to Point Hope. 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. In 1986, the North Slope Borough created the North Slope Higher Education Center. Extreme winds from 40 to 60 miles per hour (60 to 100 km/h) have been recorded for all months. Appeared in Channel 4 from Alaska Rural Communications Service. [74], Street view of Utqiaġvik in July 2008. Because transporting food to the city is very expensive, many residents continue to rely upon subsistence food sources. 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. Of those 246 residents, 189 were natives, 46 were White, 1 was Asian and 10 were other races. Peak cloudiness occurs in August and September when the ocean is ice-free. The Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the for-profit village corporation established under the Act. The sun does not set for about 80 days, until around July 31 or August 1. Archaeological sites in the area indicate the Iñupiat lived around Utqiaġvik as far back as AD 500. With millions of dollars in new revenues from the settlement and later oil revenues, the borough has created sanitation facilities, water and electrical utilities, roads, fire departments, and health and educational services in Utqiaġvik and the villages of the North Slope. °F. Travel Up: Top offers on flights worldwide. [32], July is the warmest month of the year, with a normal mean temperature of 40.9 °F (4.9 °C). 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. In 1888, a Presbyterian church was built by United States missionaries at Utqiaġvik. This area includes, The Central section is the largest of the three, and is called Browerville. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,212 people living in the city. Residents of the North Slope were the only Native people to vote on acceptance of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; they rejected it. Average Weather in Barrow Alaska, United States. Barrow, Alaska - Travel and vacation weather averages, current conditions and forecasts. A post office established in 1901 helped the name "Barrow" to become dominant. 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. Mile ( 34.0/km2 ), 189 were natives, 46 were White, 1 was Asian and 10 were races. ( UIC ) is the oldest permanent settlements in the country transferred to Jefferson High School Whalers football recorded. 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