Monthly Climate Summary - King Salmon


CXAK58 PAKN 011705
CLMAKN

CLIMATE REPORT - CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KING SALMON, AK
905 AM AKDT WED APR 1 2015
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...THE KING SALMON AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1917 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              80   3/25/1997 
 LOW              -42   3/13/1971 
HIGHEST            53   3/29         45       8      52  3/01  
LOWEST            -11                -8      -3     -11  3/15  
AVG. MAXIMUM       39.1              32.7     6.4    36.3    
AVG. MINIMUM       21.7              15.6     6.1    12.5   
MEAN               30.4              24.1     6.3    24.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6                12.1    -6.1     9
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0    -0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     25                25.4    -0.4    31
DAYS MIN <= 0       5                 5.1    -0.1     3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.41   1967   
 MINIMUM            0.00   1997
TOTALS              0.95              0.70    0.25    0.76
DAILY AVG.          0.03              0.02    0.01    0.02
DAYS >= .01         8                 8.3    -0.3    10
DAYS >= .10         4                 2.4     1.6     2
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.26   3/18                       0.25  3/14        

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             29.9   2009
 24 HR TOTAL       11.6   3-24-2005
 SNOW DEPTH        90     3-02-1999    
TOTALS              0.3               6.4    -6.1     8.8   
SINCE 7/1          14.0              42.9   -28.9    35.5   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 1      -1       0
DAYS >= TRACE       5                13.2    -8.2    12
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 2.7    -2.7     3
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   3/19                          3  3/16  
 24 HR TOTAL      0.2   3/16                        3.6  3/14  

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1063              1265    -202    1249 
 SINCE 7/1       7260              8883   -1623    7604
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     35/090    DATE   03/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     44/090    DATE   03/15

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                     13     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      5     HAZE                        1
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       4
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

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...WARM AND DRY MARCH AT KING SALMON ALASKA...

THE BRISTOL BAY AREA EXPERIENCED ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR MOST OF THE MONTH OF
MARCH FOR THE EXCEPTION OF ONE WEEK OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE MAIN DOMINANT
WEATHER FACTOR INFLUENCING THE WEATHER OVER KING SALMON WAS HIGH PRESSURE AND A
PERSISTENT EASTERLY AND SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW. THIS WARM FLOW KEPT TEMPERATURES 10 TO 
18 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH FOLLOWED BY A COLD AIR MASS 
FROM THE NORTHWEST WHICH BROUGHT TEMPERATURES 10 TO 22 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE FOR 6 
DAYS. ONCE THE WARM AIR RETURNED BACK INTO THE REGION KING SALMON EXPERIENCED 10 TO 
18 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH. THIS UNUSUAL 
WARM SPELL ALSO BROUGHT LITTLE TO NO PRECIPITATION. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE 
MONTH WAS 53 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ON THE 29TH AND LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS -11 DEGREES 
FAHRENHEIT. THE MOST PRECIPITATION FELL ON MARCH 18TH WHICH SAW ONLY 0.26 INCHES OF 
RAINFALL AND 0.2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ON THE 16TH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY WIND SPEED WAS 10 MPH. THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF SUSTAINED WIND WAS 
MEASURED ON THE 15TH WITH AN EASTERLY WIND BLOWING TO 35 MPH. THE HIGHEST SINGLE 
GUST OF 44 MPH ALSO OCCURRED ON THE 15TH.  

NEW RECORDS...
A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 51 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ON THE 19TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF
50 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT SET IN 1983.

A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 51 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ON THE 23RD BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF
50 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT SET IN 1941. 

A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 53 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ON THE 29TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF
51 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT SET IN 1996. 

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AM APR 15