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CXAK59 PAOT 011512
CLMOTZ

CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTZEBUE, AK
712 AM AKDT WED OCT 1 2014
...................................

...THE KOTZEBUE WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR\'S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              72   9/05/1942 
 LOW               11   9/30/1897 
HIGHEST            65   9/12         56       9      59  9/03  
LOWEST             32                25       7      23  9/30  
AVG. MAXIMUM       50.5              46.7     3.8    43.7    
AVG. MINIMUM       40.9              37.9     3.0    35.0   
MEAN               45.7              42.3     3.4    39.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0.5    -0.5     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1                 6.3    -5.3    13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            4.31   1977   
 MINIMUM            0.00   1995
TOTALS              1.81              1.58    0.23    2.02
DAILY AVG.          0.06              0.05    0.01    0.07
DAYS >= .01        16                11.1     4.9    11
DAYS >= .10         7                 4.6     2.4     7
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.3    -0.3     1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.39   9/27                       0.51  9/12        

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              7.4   1957
 24 HR TOTAL        5.0   9-26-1960
 SNOW DEPTH        30     9-22-1930    
TOTALS              0.0               0.8    -0.8     0.4   
SINCE 7/1           0.0               0.7    -0.7     0.4   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0       0
DAYS >= TRACE       1                 3.5    -2.5     4
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                            0  9/23  
 24 HR TOTAL        T   9/23                        0.3  9/25  

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     571               680    -109     762 
 SINCE 7/1       1131              1418    -287    1356
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1         19                 0      19      13
................................................................

WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               12.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     36/280    DATE   09/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     44/300    DATE   09/29

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              1     ICE PELLETS                 0
RAIN                     19     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      1     HAZE                        1
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&
..ANOTHER WARM MONTH IN KOTZEBUE...

SEPTEMBER 2014 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL THAN NORMAL IN KOTZEBUE. THE 
PATTERN STARTED OUT WITH A TROUGH OVER NORTHWEST AK AND A RIDGE OVER SW AK. 
THE REMNANT LOW FROM A TROPICAL THAT IMPACTED JAPAN MERGED WITH A LOW IN 
THE SOUTHERN BERING SEA AND WOBBLED AROUND BRINGING WARM PACIFIC AIR TO THE 
AREA.THIS LEAD TO A COUPLE OF DAYS OF ONE NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE...ONE HIGH 
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD BROKE WITH ANOTHER RECORD TIED  OVER THE AREA 
DURING THE SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH. A LONG WAVE TROUGH SETUP OVER TWO 
THIRDS OF THE STATE DURING THE THIRD WEEK OF THE MONTH. THE FOURTH WEEK 
STARTED WITH A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE THROUGH THE AREA.THE FINAL THREE DAYS 
SAW THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT ON THE 28TH.THE REMAINING TWO DAYS SAW A 
COUPLE OF SHORT WAVES ROTATING AROUND A LOW NEAR BARROW...PROVIDING FOR SMALL
AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION.


TEMPERATURES...THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM...AVERAGE DAILY MINIMUM...AVERAGE DAILY 
TEMPERATURE WERE AGAIN ABOVE THE MONTHLY AVERAGES. THE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 
WAS THE 13TH WARMEST IN STATION HISTORY...WHILE THE DAILY MINIMUM WAS THE 12TH 
WARMEST IN STATION HISTORY. THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS THE 10TH WARMEST IN 
STATION HISTORY.

9/12/14-NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 61 DEGREES 
SET BACK IN 1961. NEW HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 51 DEGREES BREAKING THE OLD 
RECORD OF 50 DEGREES SET BACK IN 2010.

9/13/2014-HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 52 DEGREES TIED THE RECORD SET BACK IN 1933.

PRECIPITATION...SEPTEMBER 2014 WAS ALSO ABOVE NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH THE 
VILLAGE RECEIVING .23 INCHES ABOVE THE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH. THERE 
WERE NO NEW PRECIPITATION RECORDS SET FOR THE MONTH. 


$$


KELLY OCT 14



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