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CXAK59 PAOM 070200
CLMOME

CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME, AK
5 PM AKST SAT FEB 6 2016
...................................

...THE NOME WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              51   1/27/2014 
 LOW              -54   1/28/1989 
HIGHEST            38   1/04         34       4      40  1/12  
LOWEST            -13   1/23, 1/24  -28      15     -28  1/26  
AVG. MAXIMUM       25.8              13.1    12.7    16.5    
AVG. MINIMUM       14.6              -2.8    17.4     1.8   
MEAN               20.2               5.2    15.0     9.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     24                28.3    -4.3    25
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     31                30.9     0.1    31
DAYS MIN <= 0       5                17.2   -12.2    14

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            4.47   1937   
 MINIMUM            0.00   1917
TOTALS              0.53              0.94   -0.41    0.71
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.03   -0.01    0.02
DAYS >= .01        10                10.7    -0.7     7
DAYS >= .10         2                 3.2    -1.2     3
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.15   1/29, 1/30                 0.22  1/16        

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             40.9   1937
 24 HR TOTAL       10.5   1-09-2007
 SNOW DEPTH        60     1-22-1995    
TOTALS              8.2              12.7    -4.5    10.4   
SINCE 7/1          34.7              44.7   -10.0    33.1   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     10                15      -4      11
DAYS >= TRACE      17                16.4     0.6    13
DAYS >= 1.0         2                 4.2    -2.2     4
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        13   1/30                         13    1/19  
 24 HR TOTAL      2.5   1/29                          3.9  1/16  

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1380              1853    -473    1723 
 SINCE 7/1       6825              7671    -846    6790
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
................................................................

WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               12.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     40/030    DATE    01/2
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     49/050    DATE    01/9

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                      4     GLAZE                       2
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     15     HAZE                        0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       1
BLOWING SNOW             12


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

&&

WITH A STRONG EL NINO CONTINUING IN JANUARY 2016 AND A SECOND YEAR IN THE
WARM PHASE OF PACIFIC DECADAL OSCILLATION...NOME, AK SAW WARMER THAN NORMAL
TEMPERATURES WITH A MEAN OF 20.2F. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS
25.8F WITH THE NORM BEING 13.1F AND LAST YEARS AVERAGE MAXIMUM AT 16.5F. THE
AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 14.6F WITH THE NORM BEING -2.8F AND LAST YEARS
AVERAGE MINIMUM AT 1.8F.

NOME HAD ONLY 0.53 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN JANUARY. THIS IS OFF BY ALMOST
50 PERCENT WITH A NORM OF 0.94 INCHES. THIS WAS ALSO OFF FROM JANUARY 2015 WITH
A TOTAL OF 0.71 INCHES. NOME HAD 10 DAYS OF RECORDED PRECIPITATION WITH ONLY
2 DAYS RECORDING MORE THAN 0.10 INCHES.

ON THE 22ND OF JANUARY 1995...NOME HAD 60 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND...WHICH
IS AN ALL TIME RECORD FOR JANUARY. ON THE 22ND OF JANUARY 2016...NOME HAD ONLY
9 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND AND FOR COMPARISON...12 INCHES ON THE 22ND IN
2015. THE NORMAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL IN JANUARY IS 44.7 INCHES WHILE JANUARY
2016 ONLY HAD 34.7 INCHES AND LAST YEAR SAW 33.1 INCHES. NOME HAD 17 DAYS WITH
RECORDED SNOWFALL AND ONLY 2 DAYS WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH.

$$

CKC FEB 16


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