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CXAK58 PASN 031005 CCA
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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST PAUL, AK
105 AM AKST SAT JAN 3 2015
...................................

...THE ST PAUL AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 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              44   12/03/1979
 LOW               -3   12/31/1974
HIGHEST            42   12/01        37       5      42  12/04 
LOWEST             14                 6       8      11  12/22 
AVG. MAXIMUM       37.3              32.9     4.4    35.7    
AVG. MINIMUM       29.8              24.7     5.1    30.2   
MEAN               33.6              28.9     4.7    33.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2                10.2    -8.2     9
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     21                21.3    -0.3    19
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.1    -0.1     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            4.59   2000   
 MINIMUM            0.65   1959
TOTALS              2.96              2.25    0.71    3.19
DAILY AVG.          0.10              0.07    0.03    0.10
DAYS >= .01        26                20.2     5.8    20
DAYS >= .10         8                 7.3     0.7     9
DAYS >= .50         1                 0.5     0.5     2
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.77   12/14                      0.69  12/03       

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             33.3   2006
 24 HR TOTAL       11.4   12-27-2001
 SNOW DEPTH        27     12-27-2006   
TOTALS              4.3              12.1    -7.8     5.5   
SINCE 7/1           5.0              18.3   -13.3     8.2   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 2      -1       0
DAYS >= TRACE      25                21.2     3.8    23
DAYS >= 1.0         1                 3.0    -2.0     2
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   12/27                         3  12/22 
 24 HR TOTAL      1.6   12/27                       2.7  12/20 

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     964              1121    -157     983 
 SINCE 7/1       3869              4541    -672    4265
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
................................................................

WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               15.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     48/150    DATE   12/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     57/150    DATE   12/27

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                     25     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   1     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     25     HAZE                        5
FOG                      27     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              2


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

&&
...WARMER AND WETTER DECEMBER FOR SAINT PAUL ALASKA...

DECEMBER 2014 WAS A WARMER THAN NORMAL MONTH FOR ST PAUL WITH MOST DAYS IN AT 
RECORD OR NEAR RECORD VALUES.  IT BEGAN WITH A SERIES OF TROUGHS AND FRONTS THAT 
BROUGHT SOUTHERLY WINDS AND A RECORD MAX AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH. A LOW 
PRESSURE MID MONTH BROUGHT A STRONG FRONT THROUGH WHICH GAVE ST PAUL ITS ONLY 
PRECIPITATION RECORD OF THE MONTH. A BROAD LOW TOWARDS THE END OF THE MONTH BROUGHT 
A SOUTHERLY FLOW...GIVING ST PAUL TWO MORE TIED MAXIMUM RECORDS. 

WITH RESPECT TO TEMPERATURES...THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS THE FOURTH 
WARMEST...THE AVERAGE DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS THE FIFTH WARMEST ON 
RECORD...AND THE AVERAGE MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS FOURTH WARMEST ON RECORD. 

EVEN WITH THESE WARMER AVERAGES...ONLY THREE MAXIMUM RECORDS WERE SET...TWO OF 
WHICH WERE TIES. A NEW HIGH MAXIMUM WAS SET ON THE 1ST WITH 42...SUPPLANTING THE 
OLD RECORD OF 41 SET IN 2002. TWO CONSECUTIVE HIGH MAXIMUM DAYS OF 41 ON THE 26TH 
AND 27TH WERE SET...TYING THE RECORDS SET IN 1951 AND 1984 RESPECTIVELY.

DECEMBER 2014 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL...WITH THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION RANKING AS 
THE THIRTEENTH WETTEST ON RECORD. SNOWFALL HOWEVER WAS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THE 
AVERAGE 12.1 INCHES FOR THE MONTH. 4.3 INCHES WAS THE NINTH LOWEST MONTHLY SNOWFALL 
FOR SAINT PAUL ISLAND. 

$$
WIW JAN 15

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