Public Information Statement - Anchorage


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
400 PM AKDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...ANCHORAGE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR AUGUST 2015...

SINCE THE PERIOD OF RECORD BEGAN IN 1952...THE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST IS 56.8 DEGREES. AUGUST 2015 WAS THE 5TH
WARMEST AUGUST OF RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 58.9
DEGREES.

ON AVERAGE...AUGUST HAS 3 DAYS WHEN HIGH TEMPERATURES REACH 70
DEGREES OR GREATER. THIS AUGUST HAD 11 DAYS WITH A HIGH
TEMPERATURE AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES. 2015 HAS THE THIRD MOST 70
DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST...BEHIND 2004 WITH 18 DAYS AND 1978 WITH 16
DAYS.

AUGUST ENDED WITH A 4 DAY STREAK OF BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THERE HAVE BEEN 4 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES SINCE MARCH 12-15.

AUGUST 2015 RECORDED 8 COOLING DEGREE DAYS...WHICH IS A NEW RECORD
FOR THE GREATEST NUMBER OF COOLING DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST IN THE
PERIOD OF RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 7 COOLING DEGREE DAYS
SET IN 1978.

AUGUST HAD 189 HEATING DEGREE DAYS...WHICH IS THE 7TH FEWEST
NUMBER OF HEATING DEGREE DAYS. THE AVERAGE FOR AUGUST IS 255
HEATING DEGREE DAYS.

THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH WAS 79 DEGREES ON THE 3RD.

THE COOLEST DAILY LOW WAS 40 DEGREES ON THE 29TH.

THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FOR AUGUST WAS 0.97 INCHES...WHILE THE
NORMAL IS 3.25 INCHES. AUGUST 2015 TIED 2001 AND 1976 FOR THE 7TH
DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD.

THE HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 0.31 INCHES WHICH FELL
ON THE 9TH.

...DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET IN AUGUST 2015...

THE HIGH OF 79 ON THE 3RD SET A NEW HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
RECORD FOR THIS DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 76 DEGREES WAS SET IN
1999 AND 1994.

THE HIGH OF 78 ON THE 4TH SET A NEW HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
RECORD FOR THIS DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 74 DEGREES WAS SET IN
1997.

THE HIGH OF 77 ON THE 7TH SET A NEW HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
RECORD FOR THIS DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 76 DEGREES WAS SET IN
2004.

THE LOW OF 56 ON THE 26TH SET A NEW HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
RECORD FOR THIS DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 55 DEGREES WAS SET IN
1990 AND 1977.

* NO LOW MAXIMUM OR MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET.
* NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET.

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