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Uber Barrow, Alaska

uber Barrow, Alaska

What is Uber you may ask?  Is Uber available in Barrow, Alaska It’s the coolest and cheapest private driver service. And Yes! Uber is available Barrow, Alaska!  In fact, there is an appfor that available on both  iPhone, Android and Windows phones! The following are a few helpful hints tips and trick to help your very first Uber ride in Barrow, Alaska Just think about traveling to Barrow, Alaska for your vacation  or business trip.  You might think that the only way around is with a traditional, expensive taxi service or by public transportation which takes hours to get from one destination to another.

The lions share of consumers traveilng around the United States believe that these modes of transportation are reputable and would never try to scam a tourist or business traveler that has not had a chance to familiarize themselves with the area they are visiting. After your reservations with the airline have been confirmed, and your hotel accomidations have been solidified, the only thing left on your todo list is figure out how you will get around town once you arrive.  The nicer resorts and hotels have a shuttle service that will take you to and from the airport.   But if your hotel does not have a shuttle, nor is near a bus stop; then really you only have 3 choices left.

  1. Friends or Relatives
  2. Traditional Taxicab
  3. Uber
TaxiCabs have been in business in the USA since the invention of the autombile.  Millions use traditional taxicabs all the time.  Their big disadvantage is price and inconvience.  If you are in densley populated area, you can usually hail a cab in 5 minutes, however, if you live in sparsley populated area, a cab can take 45 minutes to pick you up.

How To Use Uber in Barrow, Alaska

The following steps will make using Uber in Barrow, Alaska a breeze.
  1. It is easy to register.  Start by clicking the graphic banner at the bottom to recieve your discount code. Once you are registered, the next step is to download the App by Uber from the app store, next you need to input your credit card account details, and verify that you have recieved your first time riders  Discount Code for a FREE Ride. It is required that you enter the uber discount code prior to requesting your  very first Uber ride in Barrow, Alaska.
  2. . Verify how many Uber Barrow, Alaskacars are available to pickup riders close to your location in Barrow, Alaska
  3. Next check how many cars, employed by Uber, are in the Barrow, Alaska area and are can pickup riders that are in your current eighborhood.
  4. Now it is time to summon a ride. The nearest driver for Uber driver in the Barrow, Alaska area gets the request, via their Uber Partners app, with your pickup destination.
  5. Make sure that you wither call or text the Uber driver with any information the driver will need to find you, such as out in front of a business.  Reminder:  If you live in a gated community, Do not forget to text the driver with your gate code!
  6.  After the ride is complete, it is time to rat your experience.  Please be mindful that a negative rating can severely hurt a drivers reputation, so only rate low if absolutely necessary.
  7.  Its time to pay.  Stop reaching for your wallet.  All fares are taken care of via the credit card stored on your account.  But don't fret, the first fare is on us.  Tipping is appreciated, but not required (there is nowhere to add a tip,so it will have to be a cash tp).

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Barrow, Alaska Information:

Barrow, Alaska
City
The city of Barrow, Alaska in July 2008.
The city of Barrow, Alaska in July 2008.
Location in North Slope Borough County and the state of Alaska
Location in North Slope Borough County and the state of Alaska
Barrow, Alaska is located in Alaska
Barrow, Alaska
Barrow, Alaska
Location in the United States of America
Coordinates: 71°17′44″N 156°45′59″W / 71.29556°N 156.76639°W / 71.29556; -156.76639Coordinates: 71°17′44″N 156°45′59″W / 71.29556°N 156.76639°W / 71.29556; -156.76639
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough North Slope
Incorporated June 8, 1959
Government
 • Mayor Robert C. Harcharek
 • Borough mayor Charlotte Brower
 • State senator Donny Olson (D)
 • State rep. Benjamin Nageak (D)
Area
 • Total 21.3 sq mi (55.2 km2)
 • Land 18.4 sq mi (47.6 km2)
 • Water 2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,212
 • Density 228.913/sq mi (88.384/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC−9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC−8)
ZIP code 99723
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-05200
Website www.cityofbarrow.org
English (Welcome to Barrow) and Iñupiaq (Paġlagivsigiñ Utqiaġvigmun)

Barrow /ˈbær/ (Iñupiaq Utqiaġvik /utqiaʁvik/ or Ukpiaġvik /ukpiaʁvik/) is the largest city of the North Slope Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska and is located above the Arctic Circle. It is the 11th northernmost public community in the world and is the northernmost city in the United States of America, with nearby Point Barrow being the nation's northernmost point.

Barrow's population was 4,683 at the 2000 census and 4,212 at the 2010 census. In July 2013, the population estimate was 4,373, suggesting a slight increase.

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 1.1 Climate
  • 2 Demographics
  • 3 Economy
  • 4 Transportation
  • 5 History
    • 5.1 Etymology
  • 6 Media
  • 7 Sports teams
  • 8 Depictions in popular culture
  • 9 Special events
  • 10 Health care
  • 11 Sister cities
  • 12 Future
  • 13 See also
  • 14 References
  • 15 External links

Geography[edit]

Barrow Milepost
Aerial photograph of Barrow, Alaska

Barrow is located at 71°17′44″N 156°45′59″W / 71.29556°N 156.76639°W / 71.29556; -156.76639. It is the only U.S. city on the continent of North America with an antipodal point on uninhabited dry land. The antipodal point is in Antarctica at 71°17′44″S 23°14′1″E / 71.29556°S 23.23361°E / -71.29556; 23.23361. Barrow is roughly 1,300 miles (2,100 km) south of the North Pole. Only 5.3% of the Earth's surface lies as far from the Equator as Barrow.

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. Water makes up 14% of the total area. The predominant land type in Barrow is tundra, which is formed over a permafrost layer that is as much as 1,300 feet (400 m) in depth.

Barrow is surrounded by the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska.

The city of Barrow has three sections, which can be classified as south, central, and north, and are known to residents as Barrow, Browerville, and NARL, respectively.

  • The southernmost of the sections, known locally as the "Barrow side", is the oldest and second largest of the three; it serves as downtown. This area includes Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport, Barrow High School, North Slope Borough School District, Fred Ipalook Elementary School, as well as restaurants, hotels, the police station, the Barrow City Hall, a Wells Fargo bank, and numerous houses.
  • The Central section is the largest of the three, and is called Browerville. This has traditionally been a residential area for the city of Barrow, but in recent years many businesses have opened or moved to this area. Browerville is separated from the south section by a series of lagoons, with two connecting dirt roads. This area, in addition to the houses, includes Tuzzy Consortium Library, the US Post Office, Eben Hopson Middle School, Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital, the Iñupiat Heritage Center, two grocery stores, one hotel and two restaurants.
  • 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. It is connected to the central section only by Stevenson Street, a two-lane dirt road. What once was NARL is now Ilisagvik College. This area also includes a small broadcasting station, which is run by the college students.

Climate[edit]

Icebow over Arctic ice in Barrow
Homes along the Arctic Ocean in Barrow, Alaska
Barrow sea ice, July 2006, 2007

Owing to its location 320 miles (515 km) north of the Arctic Circle, Barrow's climate is cold and dry, classified as a polar climate (Köppen ET). Winter weather can be extremely dangerous because of the combination of cold and wind, while summers are cool even at their warmest. Weather observations are available for Barrow dating back to the late 19th century. A National Weather Service (NWS) Office and a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Monitoring Lab operate in Barrow. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has a climate observation site in Barrow as part of its Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility.

Despite the extreme northern location, temperatures at Barrow are moderated by the surrounding topography. The Arctic Ocean is on three sides, and flat tundra stretches some 200 miles (300 km) to the south. Thus, there are no wind barriers, and there are no protected valleys where dense cold air can settle or form temperature inversions in the lower atmosphere in the way that commonly happens in the Interior between the Brooks and the Alaska ranges.

Barrow has the lowest average temperatures of cities in Alaska. Although it is rare for Barrow to record the lowest temperatures statewide during cold waves, extremely low wind chill and "white out" conditions from blowing snow are very common. Temperatures remain below freezing from early October through late May.

The high temperature is above freezing on an average of only 120 days per year, and there are 160 days of sub-0 °F (−18 °C). Freezing temperatures and snowfall can occur during any month of the year.

In terms of precipitation, Barrow has a desert climate, and averages less than 5 inches (127 mm) "rainfall equivalent" per year. One inch of rain possesses approximately equal water content to 12 inches (30 cm) of snow. According to 1971−2000 normals, this includes 29 inches (74 cm) of snow, compared to 101 inches (257 cm) for Kuujjuaq in Nunavik, Quebec or 84 inches (213 cm) and 77 inches (196 cm) for much warmer Juneau and Kodiak, Alaska, respectively. 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 Barrow.

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. October is usually the month with the heaviest snowfall, with measurable amounts occurring on nearly half the days and an average total accumulation of 8.8 inches (22 cm).

The sun sets on November 18 or 19, and it remains below the horizon for about 65 days. This creates a polar night that lasts until the Sun returns to lightly touch the horizon (due to the refraction and scattering of the atmosphere) by January 22 or January 23. The sun then rises again completely over the horizon by the 27th or 28 January. 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 Barrow lasts for a mere 3 hours.

In addition to its low temperatures and polar night, Barrow is one of the cloudiest places on Earth. Owing to the prevailing easterly winds off the Arctic Ocean, Barrow is completely overcast slightly more than 50% of the year. It is at least 70% overcast some 62% of the time. Cloud types are mainly low stratus and fog; cumuli forms are rare. Peak cloudiness occurs in August and September when the ocean is ice-free. Dense fog occurs an average of 65 days per year, mostly in the summer months. Ice fog is very common during the winter months, especially when the temperature drops below −30 °F (−34 °C).

Serious cold weather usually begins in January, and February is generally the coldest month, averaging −14.2 °F (−25.7 °C). By March 1, the sun is up for 9 hours, and temperatures begin to warm, though winds are usually higher. 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 May, the temperatures are much warmer, averaging 21.2 °F (−6.0 °C). 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. The sun does not set for about 80 days, until around July 31 or August 1. In June, the average temperature rises above freezing, to 35.7 °F (2.1 °C), and average daily temperatures remain above freezing until mid- or late September.

July is the warmest month of the year, with an average high of 47 °F (8 °C) and an average low temperature of 35 °F (2 °C). Beginning in late July, the Arctic Ocean is relatively ice-free, and remains so until late October. The highest temperature recorded in Barrow was 79 °F (26 °C) on July 13, 1993, while the lowest is −56 °F (−49 °C) on February 3, 1924; the highest minimum is 53 °F (12 °C), while the lowest maximum is −47 °F (−44 °C). Barrow records an average 24 days per year where the high reaches at least 50 °F (10 °C). Even in July and August, the low falls to or below the freezing mark on 24 days.

Variation of wind speed during the year is limited, with the fall months being windiest. Extreme winds from 40 to 60 miles per hour (60 to 100 km/h) have been recorded for all months. Winds average 12 mph (20 km/h) and are typically from the east.

Climate data for Barrow, Alaska (Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport, 1981−2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 36
(2)
38
(3)
34
(1)
42
(6)
47
(8)
72
(22)
79
(26)
76
(24)
62
(17)
43
(6)
39
(4)
34
(1)
79
(26)
Average high °F (°C) −7.3
(−21.8)
−8
(−22)
−5.9
(−21.1)
8.5
(−13.1)
25.8
(−3.4)
40.5
(4.7)
46.9
(8.3)
43.9
(6.6)
35.8
(2.1)
21.8
(−5.7)
6.2
(−14.3)
−1.8
(−18.8)
17.2
(−8.2)
Daily mean °F (°C) −13.4
(−25.2)
−14.2
(−25.7)
−12.5
(−24.7)
1.8
(−16.8)
21.1
(−6.1)
35.6
(2)
40.9
(4.9)
39.0
(3.9)
32.1
(0.1)
17.2
(−8.2)
0.7
(−17.4)
−7.8
(−22.1)
11.71
(−11.27)
Average low °F (°C) −19.5
(−28.6)
−20.4
(−29.1)
−19.1
(−28.4)
−4.9
(−20.5)
16.5
(−8.6)
30.8
(−0.7)
34.8
(1.6)
34.1
(1.2)
28.5
(−1.9)
12.6
(−10.8)
−4.8
(−20.4)
−13.8
(−25.4)
6.2
(−14.3)
Record low °F (°C) −53
(−47)
−56
(−49)
−52
(−47)
−42
(−41)
−19
(−28)
4
(−16)
22
(−6)
20
(−7)
1
(−17)
−32
(−36)
−40
(−40)
−55
(−48)
−56
(−49)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.13
(3.3)
0.13
(3.3)
0.09
(2.3)
0.15
(3.8)
0.18
(4.6)
0.30
(7.6)
0.98
(24.9)
1.05
(26.7)
0.71
(18)
0.41
(10.4)
0.20
(5.1)
0.13
(3.3)
4.47
(113.5)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 2.8
(7.1)
3.1
(7.9)
2.1
(5.3)
3.1
(7.9)
2.7
(6.9)
0.6
(1.5)
0.2
(0.5)
0.9
(2.3)
4.6
(11.7)
8.8
(22.4)
6.0
(15.2)
3.4
(8.6)
38.3
(97.3)
Source: NOAA
Barrow, Alaska Weather

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Price -  Uber costs less per ride than a traditional taxi service.  Because drivers use their own personal vehicles instead of a costly commercial fleet, their costs are much lower than a traditional taxicab service.

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