Public Information Statement - Anchorage


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
554 AM AKDT FRI MAY 1 2015

...APRIL 2015 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR ANCHORAGE...

ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MEASURED 4.4 INCHES OF SNOW FOR
THE MONTH...MARKING THE 6TH TIME SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1952 THAT
APRIL HAD MORE SNOW THAN FEBRUARY AND MARCH COMBINED...WITH A
TOTAL OF 1.3 INCHES DURING THOSE TWO MONTHS. IT WAS THE 26TH
SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD. MOST NOTABLY...APRIL 2015 WILL GO DOWN
AS THE ONLY MONTH IN THE 2014-2015 SNOW SEASON SO FAR TO HAVE
ABOVE AVERAGE SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH...WITH THE NORMAL APRIL SNOW
AT 4.0 INCHES.

THREE DAYS IN APRIL SAW MEASURABLE SNOWFALL...0.5 INCHES FELL ON
APRIL 5TH...1.7 INCHES FELL ON APRIL 8TH...AND 2.2 INCHES FELL ON
APRIL 20TH. THE 1.7 INCHES THAT FELL ON APRIL 8TH MADE THE DAY THE
6TH SNOWIEST OF THE SNOW SEASON...AND THE 2.2 INCHES ON APRIL
20TH TIED JANUARY 22ND FOR THE 3RD SNOWIEST DAY THIS SNOW SEASON.

THE CURRENT SEASONAL SNOWFALL IS NOW 25.1 INCHES. THE NORMAL
SEASONAL SNOWFALL THROUGH THE END OF APRIL IS 74.2 INCHES.

THE 2014-2015 SNOW SEASON IS CURRENTLY THE LEAST SNOWY WINTER ON
RECORD. THE NUMBER TWO SNOW SEASON IS 1957-1958...WHICH SAW 30.4
INCHES OF SNOW THROUGH THE END OF APRIL. ONLY ONE YEAR IN THE
PERIOD OF RECORD...2001...DID ENOUGH SNOW FALL IN MAY THAT WOULD
BRING THE 2014-2015 SNOW SEASON OUT FROM ITS CURRENT TITLE AS THE
LEAST SNOWY SNOW SEASON. 6.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN MAY 2001. THE
NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH OF MAY IS 0.3 INCHES. MAY 22 OF 1964
SAW ANCHORAGE'S LATEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL AT 0.2 INCHES. ONLY 20
TOTAL DAYS OF SNOWFALL HAVE EVER OCCURRED IN MAY.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.66 INCHES. THE NORMAL FOR
THE MONTH IS 0.47 INCHES...MAKING THIS THE 20TH WETTEST APRIL ON
RECORD.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...APRIL 2015 IS THE WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD WITH
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.7 DEGREES...BESTING 1993'S 40.6
DEGREE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE. THE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN
APRIL IS 36.8 DEGREES.

THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 26TH AT 58
DEGREES.

THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 14TH AT 25
DEGREES.

...DAILY RECORDS BROKEN...

APRIL 7TH...50 DEGREE HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED THE RECORDS
SET IN 1995...1990...AND 1987 
APRIL 27TH...44 DEGREE HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE TIED THE RECORD
SET IN 1998

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