Monthly Climate Summary - Saint Paul


CXAK58 PASN 011301
CLMSNP

CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST PAUL, AK
501 AM AKDT WED JUN 1 2016
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...THE ST PAUL AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR\'S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              58   5/28/1979 
 LOW                8   5/05/1971 
HIGHEST            53   5/27         44       9      49  5/31  
LOWEST             26   5/06         21       5      27  5/14  
AVG. MAXIMUM       45.6              40.4     5.1    44.1    
AVG. MINIMUM       36.1              31.9     4.2    35.9   
MEAN               40.9              36.2     4.6    40.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 1.4    -1.4     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32      7                15.5    -8.5     8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.24   1966   
 MINIMUM            0.13   2001
TOTALS              0.80              1.13   -0.33    2.03
DAILY AVG.          0.03              0.03    0.00    0.07
DAYS >= .01        15                11.6     3.4    18
DAYS >= .10         2                 3.2    -1.2     8
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.19   5/06-5/07                  0.39  5/12        

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             12.7   1971
 24 HR TOTAL        3.4   5-24-1962
 SNOW DEPTH        25     5-02-2012    
TOTALS              0.0               1.1    -1.1     0.3   
SINCE 7/1          52.6              52.5     0.1    48.6   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0       0
DAYS >= TRACE       3                11.0    -8.0     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  MM    
 24 HR TOTAL        T   5/05                        0.3  5/19  

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     744               894    -150     768 
 SINCE 7/1       8753             10121   -1368    8954
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)                        
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               11.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     36/160    DATE    05/9
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     42/080    DATE   05/31

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                     19     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      3     HAZE                        3
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       3
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&
...A WARM AND DRY MAY FOR ST PAUL ALASKA...

MAY 2016 WAS A CONTINUATION OF WARMER TRENDS FOR ST PAUL. THE START OF MAY BEGAN 
WITH A LOW NEAR SHEMYA BRINGING SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW TO THE AREA. THIS GENERAL 
PATTERN CONTINUED THROUGH THE 14TH...WHEN HIGH PRESSURE TURNED FLOW NORTHWARD. FOR 
THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH...FLOW RETURNED EASTERLY AND SOUTHEASTERLY AS A SERIES 
OF LOWS CONTINUED MOVING OVER THE CENTRAL  ALEUTIANS. 

WITH RESPECT TO TEMPERATURES...THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS THE THIRD 
WARMEST...THE AVERAGE DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS THE SECOND WARMEST ON 
RECORD...AND THE AVERAGE MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE CAME IN THE WARMEST ON RECORD.  
THREE HIGH MAXIMUM AND EIGHT HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AS 
FOLLOWS:

5/3 HIGH MAXIMUM OF 45 TIED THE RECORD SET IN 2006.
5/7 HIGH MINIMUM OF 40 BREAKING 37 SET IN 1967.
5/8 HIGH MINIMUM OF 40 BREAKING 39 SET IN 1996.
5/11 HIGH MINIMUM OF 39 BREAKING 37 SET IN 1981.
5/14 HIGH MAXIMUM OF 48 TIED THE RECORD SET IN 2002
5/20 HIGH MAXIMUM OF 46 TIED THE RECORD SET IN 2015.
5/23 HIGH MINIMUM OF 42 BREAKING 40 SET IN 2015.
5/25 HIGH MINIMUM OF 42 BREAKING 41 SET IN 2005.
5/26 HIGH MINIMUM OF 43 BREAKING 42 SET IN 2005.
5/27 HIGH MINIMUM OF 42 BREAKING 41 SET IN 2015.
5/31 HIGH MINIMUM OF 43 BREAKING 42 SET IN 2005. 

MAY 2016 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION. THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS THE 21ST 
DRIEST. IT WAS WELL BELOW AVERAGE FOR SNOWFALL...AS IT WAS IN A 14-WAY TIE FOR THE 
SECOND LEAST SNOWIEST MAY IN HISTORY WITH ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW RECORDED.

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WIW JUN 16