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CXAK58 PACD 011143
CLMCDB

CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLD BAY, AK
243 AM AKST THU JAN 1 2015
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...THE COLD BAY AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1942 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR\'S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              54   12/11/1990
 LOW               -9   12/29/1950
HIGHEST            45   12/01        44       1      53  12/06 
LOWEST             18                11       7       9  12/17 
AVG. MAXIMUM       38.6              35.6     3.0    41.9    
AVG. MINIMUM       28.6              26.6     2.0    34.2   
MEAN               33.6              31.1     2.5    38.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1                 7.9    -6.9     5
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     24                21.9     2.1    10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0    -0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           13.94   2000   
 MINIMUM            0.19   1956
TOTALS              2.92              4.46   -1.54    4.31
DAILY AVG.          0.09              0.14   -0.05    0.14
DAYS >= .01        19                23.6    -4.6    23
DAYS >= .10         8                11.7    -3.7     9
DAYS >= .50         2                 2.3    -0.3     4
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.7    -0.7     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.57   12/14                      0.72  12/18       

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             46.9   1997
 24 HR TOTAL       20.3   12-05-1996
 SNOW DEPTH       130     12-19-2007   
TOTALS              2.3              12.6   -10.3     7.3   
SINCE 7/1           6.2              26.9   -20.7    10.9   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 2      -2       0
DAYS >= TRACE      16                21.0    -5.0    12
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 4.9    -4.9     2
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   12/23                         6  12/17 
 24 HR TOTAL      0.7   12/15                       3.9  12/15 

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     966              1051     -85     830 
 SINCE 7/1       3478              4077    -599    3346
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
................................................................

WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               11.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     52/270    DATE   12/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     65/270    DATE   12/15

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                     22     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   2     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     15     HAZE                        0
FOG                      22     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       4
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&

...WARM TEMPERATURES AND VERY LITTLE SNOWFALL...

ANOTHER WARM MONTH FOR THE ALASKAN PENINSULA AS HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 
38.6 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT...EXCEEDING THE NORMAL DECEMBER TEMPERATURE MAXIMUM OF 
35.6F.  LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 29.6F...EXCEEDING THE NORMAL DECEMBER 
TEMPERATURE MINIMUM OF 26.6F.  NO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET THIS MONTH.

PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR DECEMBER WITH COLD BAY AIRPORT RECEIVING 2.92 
INCHES...WITH A NORMAL DECEMBER PRECIPITATION AVERAGE OF 4.46 INCHES.  FURTHERMORE, 
MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION FELL AS RAIN INSTEAD OF SNOW.  ONLY 2.3 INCHES OF SNOW 
WAS RECORDED...A VAST DEPARTURE FROM THE NORMAL DECEMBER SNOWFALL AVERAGE OF 12.6 
INCHES.  INTERESTINGLY NOT A SINGLE DAY IN DECEMBER HAD MORE THAN A TRACE OF SNOW 
DEPTH MEASURED ON THE GROUND.

FINALLY COLD BAY EXPERIENCED 5 DAYS WITH WINDS EXCEEDING 50 MILES PER HOUR WITH A 
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF 65 MPH ON 15 DECEMBER ASSOCIATED WITH A PASSING FRONT.

$$
JEG JAN 15


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