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CXAK58 PASN 011251
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CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST PAUL, AK
451 AM AKDT TUE APR 1 2014
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...THE ST PAUL AIRPORT 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 YEAR\'S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              50   3/18/1980 
 LOW              -19   3/14/1971 
HIGHEST            39   3/24         32       7      36  3/27  
LOWEST             -3                 2      -5       4  3/30  
AVG. MAXIMUM       28.9              29.3    -0.4    28.6    
AVG. MINIMUM       20.3              20.4    -0.1    18.5   
MEAN               24.6              24.8    -0.2    23.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     16                14.0     2.0    22
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     29                24.3     4.7    31
DAYS MIN <= 0       1                 1.6    -0.6     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.28   1973   
 MINIMUM            0.08   1960
TOTALS              1.20              1.07    0.13    3.13
DAILY AVG.          0.04              0.04    0.00    0.10
DAYS >= .01        12                12.2    -0.2    19
DAYS >= .10         3                 2.8     0.2    10
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.28   3/31                       0.65  3/07        

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             31.4   1973
 24 HR TOTAL       10.4   3-10-1973
 SNOW DEPTH        50     3-07-1949    
TOTALS              8.4               7.9     0.5    26.9   
SINCE 7/1          42.7              46.1    -3.4    70.4   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      6                 4       1      27
DAYS >= TRACE      27                20.9     6.1    21
DAYS >= 1.0         4                 2.1     1.9     9
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   3/19                         34  3/31  
 24 HR TOTAL      1.6   3/10                        6.8  3/07  

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1246              1237       9    1278 
 SINCE 7/1       7692              8156    -464    8737
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
................................................................

WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               17.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     44/080    DATE   03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     52/080    DATE   03/15

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                      6     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     26     HAZE                        0
FOG                      26     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       4
BLOWING SNOW             12


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

&&

...SLIGHTLY COOL AND WET MARCH FOR ST PAUL ISLAND...

MARCH 2014 ON SAINT PAUL ISLAND WAS SLIGHTLY COOLER AND WETTER
THAN NORMAL. THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH WAS DOMINATED BY A RIDGE
OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER EXTREME NORTHEASTERN RUSSIA AND LOW PRESSURE 
OVER THE CENTRAL BERING SEA WHICH ALLOWED COLD ARCTIC AIR INTO THE 
REGION. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SETTLED IN OVER THE EASTERN 
BERING SEA DURING THE SECOND HALF OF MARCH ALLOWING FOR ABOVE 
NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO RETURN TO THE REGION. BOTH PATTERNS ALLOWED
FOR THE CENTRAL BERING SEA TO HAVE FREQUENT STORM SYSTEMS. THE 
COMBINATION OF THESE TWO EXTREMES PRODUCED THE SLIGHTLY COOLER AND
WETTER...BUT NEAR NORMAL...CONDITIONS FOR MARCH.

OVERALL...MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURES FOR MARCH WERE SLIGHTLY COOLER
THAN NORMAL BUT IN THE NEAR NORMAL RANGE. WHILE THERE WERE NO 
TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2014...IT WAS A MONTH OF EXTREMES 
WITH DAILY DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL RANGING FROM -18 DEGREES ON THE 
12TH TO +10 DEGREES ON THE 26TH AND 27TH. 

PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH WAS FREQUENT WITH ONLY TWO DAYS
/2ND AND 20TH/ REPORTING NO PRECIPITATION. THERE WAS ONE DAILY 
SNOWFALL RECORD SET ON THE 14TH OF 1.3 INCHES...REPLACING THE OLD
RECORD OF 1.2 INCHES SET IN 2008.


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