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CXAK58 PAKN 040004
CLMAKN

CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KING SALMON AK
404 PM AKDT THU APR 3 2014
...................................

...THE KING SALMON AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1949 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEARS
                 VALUE   DATES  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATES
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE F
RECORD
 HIGH              80   3/25/1997 
 LOW              -42   3/13/1971 
HIGHEST            52   3/01         45       7      43  3/07  
LOWEST            -11                -8      -3     -18  3/26  
AVG. MAXIMUM       36.3              32.7     3.6    30.1    
AVG. MINIMUM       12.5              15.6    -3.1    12.5   
MEAN               24.4              24.1     0.3    21.3
DAYS MAX = 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX = 32      9                12.1    -3.1    16
DAYS MAX = 80      0                 0.0    -0.0     0
DAYS MAX = 70      0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS MIN = 32     31                25.4     5.6    25
DAYS MIN = 0       3                 5.1    -2.1     8

PRECIPITATION INCHES
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.41   1967   
 MINIMUM            0.00   1997
TOTALS              0.76              0.70    0.06    1.50
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.02    0.00    0.05
DAYS = .01        10                 8.3     1.7    15
DAYS = .10         2                 2.4    -0.4     6
DAYS = .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS = 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.25   3/14                       0.36  3/30     
  

SNOWFALL INCHES
RECORDS
 TOTAL             29.9   2009
 24 HR TOTAL       11.6   3-24-2005
 SNOW DEPTH        90     3-02-1999    
TOTALS              8.8               6.4     2.4    11.3   
SINCE 7/1          35.5              42.9    -7.4    73.7   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 1       0       3
DAYS = TRACE      12                13.2    -1.2    17
DAYS = 1.0         3                 2.7     0.3     5
DAYS = 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   3/16                          8  3/01  
 24 HR TOTAL      3.6   3/14                        4.3  3/10  

DEGREEDAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1249              1265     -16    1348 
 SINCE 7/1       7604              8883   -1279    9204
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
................................................................

WIND MPH                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                8.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     33/100    DATE   03/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     41/100    DATE   03/12

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                      5     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     11     HAZE                        0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS = 1/4 MILE       3
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&

...IN LIKE A LAMB & OUT LIKE A LAMB...

MARCH WAS A VERY PLEASANT MONTH FOR KING SALMON AND THE REST OF
THE UPPER ALASKA PENINSULA. CLEAR SKIES DOMINATED MUCH OF THE MONTH
WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO ABOVE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES AS WELL 
AS BELOW AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURES. THE DAILY AVERAGE HIGH FOR 
THE MONTH WAS 36.3 DEGREES...3.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE DAILY
AVERAGE LOW OF 12.5 DEGREES IS 3.1 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE
DAILY TEMPERATURE OF 15.6 DEGREES. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
WAS 24.4 DEGREES...JUST 0.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE HIGHEST 
TEMPERATURE RECORDED DURING THE MONTH WAS 52 DEGREES ON THE 1ST. 
THIS ALSO SET A NEW RECORD FOR THAT DATE WHICH REPLACES THE OLD 
RECORD OF 49 DEGREES SET IN 1996. THE LOWEST RECORDED TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS RECORDED ON THE 15TH WITH -11 DEGREES. 

KING SALMON RECEIVED NEAR NORMAL AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH 
WITH A TOTAL OF 0.76 INCHES...0.06 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. 8.8 INCHES 
OF SNOW WAS RECORDED FOR THE MONTH WHICH IS 2.4 INCHES ABOVE THE 
NORMAL MONTHLY AVERAGE. THE HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION OCCURRED 
ON THE 14TH WITH A MEASUREMENT OF ONE QUARTER INCH. A NEW DAILY 
RECORD WAS SET FOR PRECIPITATION ON THE 13TH. THE NEW AMOUNT OF 
0.18 INCHES REPLACES THE OLD RECORD OF 0.14 SET IN 1990. 3.6 INCHES
OF SNOW FELL ON THE 14TH FOR THE HIGHEST DAILY AMOUNT. 

THE AVERAGE DAILY WIND SPEED FOR MARCH WAS 8.0 MPH. THE HIGHEST
SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 12TH WITH AN EAST WIND TO 33 MPH.
HIGHEST GUST WAS ALSO RECORDED ON THE 12TH WITH AN EAST WIND TO 41
MPH. 

$$

FS APR 14

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