Monthly Climate Summary - King Salmon


CXAK58 PAKN 011450
CLMAKN

CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KING SALMON, AK
550 AM AKST SUN MAR 1 2015
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...THE KING SALMON AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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              57   2/27/1991 
 LOW              -43   2/02/2006 
HIGHEST            53   2/21         41      12      45  2/27  
LOWEST             -6               -18      12     -16  2/17  
AVG. MAXIMUM       34.7              26.8     7.9    29.4    
AVG. MINIMUM       19.0              10.9     8.1    15.5   
MEAN               26.8              18.8     8.0    22.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9                13.0    -4.0    12
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     22                23.0    -1.0    22
DAYS MIN <= 0       3                 8.3    -5.3     6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.80   1955   
 MINIMUM            0.06   2014
TOTALS              0.27              0.76   -0.49    0.06
DAILY AVG.          0.01              0.03   -0.02    0.00
DAYS >= .01         7                 8.4    -1.4     2
DAYS >= .10         1                 2.1    -1.1     0
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.11   2/16                       0.05  2/21        

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             27.9   2013
 24 HR TOTAL        7.9   2-24-1969
 SNOW DEPTH        19     2-04-1956    
TOTALS              2.0               5.9    -3.9     1.3   
SINCE 7/1          13.7              35.3   -21.6    26.7   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 2      -2       0
DAYS >= TRACE       5                11.8    -6.8    11
DAYS >= 1.0         1                 1.9    -0.9     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   2/24                          0  2/21  
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   2/27                        0.4  2/21  

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1128              1292    -164    1250 
 SINCE 7/1       6262              7618   -1356    6420
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               11.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     47/090    DATE   02/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     68/100    DATE   02/20

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                     11     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      5     HAZE                        0
FOG                       4     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.

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

THE BRISTOL BAY AREA EXPERIENCED ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR MOST OF THE MONTH OF 
FEBRUARY. THE MAIN DOMINANT WEATHER FACTOR INFLUENCING THE WEATHER OVER KING SALMON 
WAS HIGH PRESSURE AND A PERSISTENT SOUTHERLY FLOW THAT KEPT TEMPERATURES ABOVE 
NORMAL. THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY STARTED WITH NEAR NORMAL HIGHS AND LOWS BUT ON 
AND AFTER FEBRUARY 9TH KING SALMON EXPERIENCED UNUSUAL WARM TEMPERATURES WITH 
LITTLE TO NO PRECIPITATION RECORDED. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 53 
DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ON THE 21ST AND THE MOST PRECIPITATION FELLED ON FEBRUARY 16TH 
WHICH SAW ONLY 0.11 INCHES OF RAINFALL AND 2.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ON THE 27TH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY WIND SPEED WAS 11.5 MPH. THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF SUSTAINED WIND 
WAS MEASURED ON THE 20TH WITH AN EASTERLY WINDS BLOWING TO 47 MPH. THE HIGHEST 
SINGLE GUST OF 68 MPH ALSO OCCURRED ON THE 20TH.

NEW RECORDS...
A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 53 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ON THE 21ST BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 
46 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT SET IN 1944.

A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 49 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ON THE 22ND BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 
46 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT SET IN 1997.

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AM MAR 15