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CXAK58 PASN 011513
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CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST PAUL, AK
613 AM AKST SUN MAR 1 2015
...................................

...THE ST PAUL AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1949 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR\'S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              42   2/17/1996 
 LOW              -16   2/06/1991 
HIGHEST            38   2/27         33       5      37  2/05  
LOWEST             10   2/09          0      10      10  2/18  
AVG. MAXIMUM       31.8              28.5     3.3    28.8    
AVG. MINIMUM       25.0              20.2     4.8    22.1   
MEAN               28.4              24.4     4.0    25.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9                12.9    -3.9    14
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     23                21.9     1.1    28
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 1.7    -1.7     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            5.69   1964   
 MINIMUM            0.02   1984
TOTALS              1.12              1.30   -0.18    0.92
DAILY AVG.          0.04              0.05   -0.01    0.03
DAYS >= .01        12                13.8    -1.8    12
DAYS >= .10         5                 4.4     0.6     4
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.20   2/14                       0.24  2/20        

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             55.8   1964
 24 HR TOTAL       13.5   2-04-1964
 SNOW DEPTH        37     2-05-2000    
TOTALS             10.5               9.9     0.6     7.9   
SINCE 7/1          29.7              38.9    -9.2    34.3   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      4                 5      -1       5
DAYS >= TRACE      20                19.2     0.8    17
DAYS >= 1.0         3                 3.2    -0.2     2
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   2/18                          8  2/20  
 24 HR TOTAL      2.7   2/17                        2.5  2/20  

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1081              1140     -59    1164 
 SINCE 7/1       6022              6919    -897    6511
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
................................................................

WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               17.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     41/020    DATE   02/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     52/010    DATE    02/8

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                     11     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   2     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     20     HAZE                        3
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       3
BLOWING SNOW              5


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

&&
FEBRUARY 2015 FOR ST PAUL WAS A TALE OF TWO DIFFERENT PATTERNS AS HIGH PRESSURE 
OVER THE NORTHERN BERING SEA AND A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURES SOUTH OF THE ALEUTIANS 
AND INTO THE GULF OF ALASKA SET UP A CONSTANT STREAM OF NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AND 
SOME SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL FOR THE FIRST TWO-THIRDS OF FEBRUARY. LATER IN THE 
MONTH...PREDOMINANT WINDS SHIFTED TO THE SOUTH AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILT OVER MAINLAND 
ALASKA...WHILE LOW PRESSURE SET UP IN THE FAR WESTERN ALEUTIANS. THIS CREATED ABOVE 
NORMAL TEMPERATURES...AND A CHANGE OVER TO RAIN THROUGH THE REST OF FEBRUARY.

ON AVERAGE THE TEMPERATURE WAS FOUR DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL…BUT IT DID NOT STAND 
OUT AS A PARTICULARLY WARM MONTH FOR THE RECORD BOOKS AS IT DID NOT BREAK ANY OF 
THE TOP TEN AVERAGES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. HOWEVER...ST PAUL TIED TWO RECORD 
TEMPERATURES...WHILE BREAKING A THIRD.

PRECIPITATION WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL...WHILE SNOWFALL WAS VERY SLIGHTLY ABOVE 
NORMAL. AS ONE NEW DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...NEITHER 
LIQUID PRECIPITATION NOR SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS EVEN IN THE TOP TWENTY-FIVE 
WETTEST OR DRIEST FOR FEBRUARY.

2/17/15- NEW RECORD SNOWFALL OF 2.7 INCHES BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 2.5 INCHES 
SET IN 1967.
2/26/15- NEW RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 36...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 35 IN 
1978...AND TIED A RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM OF 38 LAST SET IN 2004.
2/27/15- TIED RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM OF 38 LAST SET IN 1981.

$$
WIW MAR 15


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