Public Information Statement - Nome


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME AK
800 AM AKDT TUE APR 1 2014

...MARCH AND WINTER SUMMARY FOR NOME ALASKA...

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 20.3 DEGREES AND THE
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 4.2 DEGREES MAKING IT 2 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS THE SIXTH MONTH IN A ROW ABOVE NORMAL.
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 19.4 DEGREES FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS HAS
BEEN THE 2ND WARMEST OCTOBER THROUGH MARCH ON RECORD. THE RECORD IS
19.9 DEGREES SET BACK IN THE WINTER OF 2000-2001. NOMES COLDEST DAY
WAS -20 ON DECEMBER 29TH THIS WINTER. THIS WAS THE ONLY DAY OF -20 OR
COLDER TYING THE RECORD FOR THE AMOUNT OF DAYS LESS THAN 20 BELOW
WITH THE WINTERS OF 1941 AND 2000.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS JUST OVER A HALF INCH.53
INCHES. THIS FELL AS 12.3 INCHES OF SNOW MAKING THE TOTAL SNOWFALL
THIS SEASON SO FAR OF 66.6 INCHES...JUST A LITTLE OVER NORMAL FOR
THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. HOWEVER DUE TO SEVERAL WARM SPELLS AND THE
USUAL DAYS OF BLOWING SNOW...THE RECORDED AMOUNT OF SNOW ON THE
GROUND FOR THE LAST DAY OF MARCH IS ONLY 10 INCHES COMPARED TO THE
AVERAGE OF NEARLY 20 INCHES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.           

AS NOME MOVES INTO SPRING THE AMOUNT OF DAYLIGHT CONTINUES TO
INCREASE WITH 13 HOURS AND 37 MINUTES TODAY TO JUST UNDER 17 HOURS BY
THE END OF THE MONTH. THUS WITH ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FORECASTED
FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL OVER WESTERN ALASKA...THE MELTING OF THE BELOW
NORMAL SNOW ON THE GROUND COULD GO QUICKLY AND SPRING BREAKUP WOULD
ARRIVE EARLY.        

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JAS APR 14