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CXAK59 PAOM 012200
CLMOME

CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME, AK
2 PM AKDT WED JUN 1 2016
...................................

...THE NOME WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1907 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR\'S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   5/30/1981 
 LOW              -11   5/02/1949 
HIGHEST            74   5/31         61      13      71  5/31  
LOWEST             28   5/2,3,4      16      12      22  5/03  
AVG. MAXIMUM       49.8              43.1     6.7    47.7    
AVG. MINIMUM       36.0              30.5     5.5    34.6   
MEAN               42.9              36.8     6.1    41.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 3.8    -3.8     2
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      2                 0.3     1.7     1
DAYS MIN <= 32      7                18.9   -11.9    11
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.2    -0.2     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.95   2004   
 MINIMUM            0.00   1928
TOTALS              1.22              0.86    0.36    1.49
DAILY AVG.          0.04              0.03    0.01    0.05
DAYS >= .01        11                 8.6     2.4    17
DAYS >= .10         4                 2.9     1.1     5
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.38   5/25                       0.36  5/16        

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             10.8   2013
 24 HR TOTAL        5.9   5-01-1937
 SNOW DEPTH        73     5-07-1995    
TOTALS              T                 2.3    -2.3     0.0   
SINCE 7/1          48.9              76.2   -27.3    59.7   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 1      -1       0
DAYS >= TRACE       1                 8.4    -7.4     2
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.8    -0.8     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0                                 2  5/02  
 24 HR TOTAL        T   5/24                          T  5/21  

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     680               875    -195     732 
 SINCE 7/1      11474             13188   -1714   12003
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
................................................................

WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                9.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     29/110    DATE   05/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     35/110    DATE   05/11

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                     15     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   2     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      1     HAZE                        0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       2
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&

...A WARMER AND WETTER MAY...
THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THIS MONTH WAS THE 2ND WARMEST ON RECORD WITH
THE AVERAGE HIGH FALLING IN THE 7TH WARMEST SLOT.  THE OVERALL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF  42.9 DEGREES MADE THIS THE 4TH WARMEST MAY ON RECORD.  THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 6 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL FOR MAY AND THIS YEAR WAS
ALMOST 2 DEGREES WARMER THAN LAST YEAR.

MAY 29 - THE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 73 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF
72 DEGREES SET IN 1981.

MAY 30 - THE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE OF 54 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS WARMEST LOW 
TEMPERATURE OF 52 SET IN 1981.

MAY 31 - THE HIGH OF 74 DEGREES TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD FROM 1990.

ALTHOUGH THE 1.22 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS A LITTLE LESS THAN LAST MAY IT WAS
NOT QUITE A HALF AN INCH ABOVE NORMAL AND WITH 11 DAYS PRODUCING MORE THAN A
TRACE OF RAIN IT SEEMED TO BE A WETTER MONTH.  TWO PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE
BROKEN THIS MONTH.

MAY 10 - THE 0.34 INCHES BROKE THE PREVIOUS 0.25 INCHES FROM 1988.

MAY 25 - THE 0.38 INCHES BROKE THE PREVIOUS 0.25 INCHES FROM 2001.


$$

CKC JUN 16


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