Monthly Climate Summary - Yakutat


CXAK57 PAYA 020906
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CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE YAKUTAT, AK
1206 AM AKST MON FEB 2 2015
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...THE YAKUTAT AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR\'S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              55   1/14/1981 
 LOW              -22   1/22/1952 
HIGHEST            47   1/13         43       4      50  1/25  
LOWEST             11                 1      10      20  1/31  
AVG. MAXIMUM       40.1              33.8     6.3    40.4    
AVG. MINIMUM       30.5              22.4     8.1    31.7   
MEAN               35.3              28.1     7.2    36.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4                11.8    -7.8     3
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     19                23.7    -4.7    15
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 2.0    -2.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           31.81   1985   
 MINIMUM            1.59   1950
TOTALS             14.02             13.66    0.36   24.98
DAILY AVG.          0.45              0.44    0.01    0.81
DAYS >= .01        20                21.9    -1.9    26
DAYS >= .10        17                17.8    -0.8    22
DAYS >= .50        10                 8.8     1.2    11
DAYS >= 1.0         6                 4.5     1.5     9
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        1.78   1/16                       3.95  1/23        

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            116.2   1989
 24 HR TOTAL       23.5   1-03-1971
 SNOW DEPTH        91     1-28-2012    
TOTALS              1.7              31.9   -30.2    21.4   
SINCE 7/1           8.8              86.1   -77.3    67.3   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                10     -10       5
DAYS >= TRACE       7                16.2    -9.2    11
DAYS >= 1.0         1                 8.0    -7.0     6
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 1.7    -1.7     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   1/30                         15  1/13  
 24 HR TOTAL      1.3   1/25                        5.8  1/12  

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     911              1145    -234     891 
 SINCE 7/1       4556              5139    -583    4661
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                5.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     32/050    DATE    01/3
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     47/060    DATE    01/3

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                 2
RAIN                     21     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      3     HAZE                        1
FOG                      24     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.

&&
THIS JANUARY WAS UNUSUAL FOR OUR CLIMATE WITH ONLY 1.3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WHEN 
COMPARED TO AN AVERAGE 31.9 INCHES. THE DISCREPANCY WAS A RESULT OF A SERIES OF 
OCCLUDED FRONTS MAKING THEIR WAY FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHEAST. THE WARMER MARITIME 
BOUNDARY KEPT THE POLAR FRONTS FROM BRINGING SIGNIFICANT COOLING TO THE REGION. 
JANUARY TEMPERATURES WERE 8 DEGREES WARMER THAN PAST AVERAGES AS A RESULT. SIMILAR 
TEMPERATURE TRENDS WERE SEEN LAST JANUARY AND THE MEAN TEMPS ARE NEARLY EQUIVALENT 
OF THIS YEAR. WHILE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WERE BELOW AVERAGE, TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 
TYPICAL.
$$
NJM FEB 15