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CXAK58 PABE 031332
CLMBET

CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BETHEL, AK
532 AM AKDT TUE MAY 3 2016
...................................

...THE BETHEL AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR\'S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              63   4/24/2016 
 LOW              -31   4/05/1956 
HIGHEST            63   4/24         50      13      60  4/29  
LOWEST             24                -2      26       6  4/16  
AVG. MAXIMUM       52.0              34.5    17.5    38.7    
AVG. MINIMUM       30.9              19.3    11.6    21.8   
MEAN               41.5              26.9    14.6    30.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                11.1   -11.1     8
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     21                27.1    -6.1    30
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 3.2    -3.2     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.89   1979   
 MINIMUM            0.02   1985
TOTALS              0.67              0.74   -0.07    1.06
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.02    0.00    0.04
DAYS >= .01         7                 9.1    -2.1    14
DAYS >= .10         2                 2.5    -0.5     4
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.34   4/07                       0.34  4/21        

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             28.7   2006
 24 HR TOTAL        8.0   4-07-2006
 SNOW DEPTH        33     4-01-1951    
TOTALS              0.4               5.7    -5.3     9.8   
SINCE 7/1          29.4              59.3   -29.9    42.1   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 2      -2       0
DAYS >= TRACE       1                13.1   -12.1    13
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 1.7    -1.7     2
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   4/01                          4  4/21  
 24 HR TOTAL      0.4   4/02                        4.6  4/21  

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     698              1142    -444    1034 
 SINCE 7/1       9500             11432   -1932   10179
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
................................................................

WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               12.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     32/110    DATE    04/8
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     39/090    DATE   04/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM                                      
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           MM
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         MM

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     ICE PELLETS                 0
RAIN                     17     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      1     HAZE                        0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       2
BLOWING SNOW              0


-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&
...HOTTEST APRIL ON RECORD...

TEMPERATURES...APRIL 2016 WAS THE HOTTEST APRIL RECORDED WITH 
41.5 DEGREES BEING THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE.  APRIL 2016 ALSO 
HAD THE HIGHEST RECORDED DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE 
MONTH WITH 63 DEGREES ON THE 24TH.

PRECIPITATION...APRIL 2016 PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 0.67
INCHES AND WAS 0.07 BELOW AVERAGE.

SNOW...APRIL 2016 WAS WELL BELOW AVERAGE DUE TO HIGHER
TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH.  SNOWFALL TOTAL FOR THE MONTH 
WAS 0.4 INCHES AND WAS 5.3 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE.

RECORDS...

4/8  HIGH MAX OF 50 BREAKING 49 SET IN 2007
4/12 HIGH MAX OF 52 TIED THE RECORD SET IN 1997
4/13 HIGH MAX OF 54 TIED THE RECORD SET IN 1940
4/14 HIGH MAX OF 55 BREAKING 53 SET IN 1940
4/18 HIGH MAX OF 51 BREAKING 50 SET IN 1926
4/19 HIGH MIN OF 36 BREAKING 35 SET IN 1999
4/21 HIGH MAX OF 58 BREAKING 55 SET IN 1996
4/22 HIGH MAX OF 57 BREAKING 55 SET IN 2014
4/23 HIGH MAX OF 62 BREAKING 60 SET IN 1996
4/23 HIGH MIN OF 37 TIED THE RECORD SET IN 1956
4/24 HIGH MAX OF 63 BREAKING 59 SET IN 1938
4/24 HIGH MIN OF 39 BREAKING 35 SET IN 1958
4/25 HIGH MAX OF 59 BREAKING 56 SET IN 1998
4/25 HIGH MIN OF 40 BREAKING 38 SET IN 1940
4/28 HIGH MAX OF 60 BREAKING 58 SET IN 1940

$$
JML MAY 16


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