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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU, AK                                  
444 AM AKDT MON SEP 1 2014
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...THE JUNEAU CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1943 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR'S         
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)      
                                          NORMAL                      
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              84   08/16/2004                                    
                        08/10/2004                                    
 LOW               27   08/25/1948                                    
HIGHEST            77   08/03        76       1       78  08/12       
                        08/02                                         
LOWEST             44   08/21        40       4       43  08/29       
                        08/20                                         
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.8              62.7     0.1     65.4              
AVG. MINIMUM     50.7              49.0     1.7     50.4              
MEAN             56.8              55.9     0.9     57.9              
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0              

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.02   2006                                          
 MINIMUM         0.56   1979                                          
TOTALS           8.53              5.73    2.80     4.90              
DAILY AVG.       0.28              0.18    0.10     0.16              
DAYS >= .01        23              19.1     3.9       15              
DAYS >= .10        18              12.5     5.5       12              
DAYS >= .50         6               3.8     2.2        3              
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.0     1.0        2              
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.91   08/09 TO 08/10                  
                                                   
SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   2002                                          
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM                                            
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                                            
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0              
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0              
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0              
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0            
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   08/31 TO 08/31                  
                                                        
DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     246               284     -38      213              
 SINCE 7/1        476               535     -59      435              
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0              
 SINCE 1/1          0                 2      -2        9              

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     08/24/1969                                              
 LATEST       06/13/1965                                              
EARLIEST                        09/30                                 
LATEST                          05/12                                 
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   6/098
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/120    DATE  08/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    34/120    DATE  08/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM                                      
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              2
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         25

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     85

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                      12
LIGHT RAIN               25     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      26     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      0                                           
                                                                    
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.                                      
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.                                
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.                                       
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.                                          

$$
...WETTER THAN NORMAL AUGUST...

AUGUST STARTED OFF DRY AND WARM BUT THAT WAS VERY SHORT LIVED. THE
TOTAL MONTHLY RAINFALL WAS 8.53 INCHES WHICH IS 2.8 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS MADE IT THE 9TH WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD. THERE WERE TWO
DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS BROKEN DURING THE MONTH. THE 9TH HAD 0.99
INCHES OF RAIN BEATING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.8 INCHES SET IN 1990.
THE 10TH BROKE THE 1944 RECORD OF 1.04 INCHES WITH A DRENCHING TOTAL OF
1.53 INCHES.

THE TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH WERE ONLY SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL WITH NO
SIGNIFICANT RECORDS BEING BROKEN. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 56.8
DEGREES WHICH IS ONLY 0.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS
JUST A SMIDGEN ABOVE NORMAL AT 62.8 DEGREES. HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 77
DEGREES ON THE 2ND AND 3RD. THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 1.8 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL AT 50.7 DEGREES. THIS IS THE 2ND WARMEST AVERAGE MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR AUGUST. THE LOW FOR THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE
20TH AND 21ST AT 44 DEGREES. 

WINDS DURING THE MONTH AVERAGED 8.2 MPH PRIMARILY FROM THE SOUTHEAST.
THE MAXIMUM WIND SPEED AT THE AIRPORT OCCURRED ON THE 17TH WITH A PEAK
WIND OF 34 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST. THE HIGHEST WIND SPEED AT THE
FEDERAL BUILDING THROUGH THE 21ST WAS ON THE 17TH WITH A PEAK WIND OF
32 MPH FROM THE NORTH. DATA IS MISSING FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH.

$$




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