Monthly Climate Summary - McGrath


CXAK59 PAMC 010930
CLMMCG

CLIMATE REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MCGRATH, AK
130 AM AKDT FRI MAY 1 2015
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...THE MCGRATH AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2015
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 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              68   4/29/2009 
 LOW              -40   4/01/1985 
HIGHEST            59   4/27         54       5      62  4/28  
LOWEST              6                -8      14     -14  4/09  
AVG. MAXIMUM       45.5              40.8     4.7    44.9    
AVG. MINIMUM       25.6              18.6     7.0    19.4   
MEAN               35.6              29.7     5.9    32.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 5.9    -5.9     5
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     27                26.0     1.0    28
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 3.7    -3.7     4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.78   1964   
 MINIMUM            0.01   1943
TOTALS              0.38              0.74   -0.36    0.08
DAILY AVG.          0.01              0.02   -0.01    0.00
DAYS >= .01         8                 7.0     1.0     3
DAYS >= .10         0                 2.2    -2.2     0
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.09   4/19                       0.04  4/05        

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             32.8   1964
 24 HR TOTAL       12.7   4-24-1964
 SNOW DEPTH        51     4-04-1946    
TOTALS              3.3               5.1    -1.8     0.7   
SINCE 7/1          41.6              94.9   -53.3    47.1   
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                17     -15       7
DAYS >= TRACE       9                 9.6    -0.6     4
DAYS >= 1.0         2                 1.3     0.7     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   4/06                         13  4/13  
 24 HR TOTAL      2.1   4/05                        0.4  4/05  

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     874              1060    -186     981 
 SINCE 7/1      11400             12954   -1554   11385
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     26/100    DATE   04/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     37/220    DATE    04/7

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                     10     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      9     HAZE                        0
FOG                       7     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.

&&

THE MONTH OF APRIL WAS A MILD ONE FOR MCGRATH...BOTH HIGH AND LOW DAILY 
TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL WITH ONLY ONE DAY RECORDING A LOW TEMPERATURE IN 
SINGLE DIGITS. THERE WAS ONE RECORD SET DURING THE MONTH...ON THE 21ST THE DAYS 
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 39 DEGREES...THIS SET THE RECORD FOR MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE 
ON THAT DAY WITH THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 35 DEGREES SET IN 2007. THERE WERE 0.38 
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH...LEAVING MCGRATH 2.62 INCHES BEHIND THE 
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. WITH AN ADDITIONAL 3.3 INCHES OF 
SNOW FALL BRINGING THE SEASON TO DATE SNOW ACCUMULATION TO 41.6 INCHES...THIS IS 
54.8 INCHES BELOW THE SEASONAL NORMAL. AT THE BEGINNING OF APRIL THERE WAS 7 
INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND...WITH THE LACK OF SNOW AND THE ABOVE AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURES HELPING BRING THE END OF MONTH SNOW ON THE GROUND TO 0. 

$$
TR MAY 15