Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Annette, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANNETTE, AK
453 AM AKDT MON JUN 1 2015

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...THE ANNETTE WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 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              88   5/21/1963
 LOW               31   5/08/1971
HIGHEST            75   5/29         71       4      72  5/16
LOWEST             36   5/02         36       0      36  5/05
AVG. MAXIMUM       64.0              56.3     7.7    58.2
AVG. MINIMUM       46.3              43.9     2.4    45.0
MEAN               55.1              50.2     4.9    51.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      7                 1.6     5.4     1
DAYS MIN <= 32      0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           14.68   1966
 MINIMUM            0.50   2015
TOTALS              0.50              5.56   -5.06    4.96
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.18   -0.16    0.16
DAYS >= .01         5                15.9   -10.9    15
DAYS >= .10         3                11.0    -8.0     9
DAYS >= .50         0                 3.6    -3.6     2
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 1.4    -1.4     1
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.17   5/01                       2.49  5/22

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              5.0   1964
 24 HR TOTAL        5.0   5-12-1964
 SNOW DEPTH         4     5-12-1964
TOTALS              0.0               0.1    -0.1     0.0
SINCE 7/1          10.2              33.3   -23.1    25.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0       0
DAYS >= TRACE       0                 0.4    -0.4     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                            0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM                          0.0  MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     299               461    -162     408
 SINCE 7/1       5619              6406    -787    6403
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                3.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     17/320    DATE   05/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     25/340    DATE   05/27

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              2     ICE PELLETS                 0
RAIN                     10     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      0     HAZE                        0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       6
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 MAY FOR ANNETTE ISLAND, AK WAS A MORE CALM, WARMER AND DRYER MONTH
THAN USUAL.  THE BREAKDOWN, HOTTER THAN USUAL AND ALSO SUPER DRY DUE TO A BLOCKING
HIGH PATTERN THAT SITUATED OVER THE AREA FOR A FAIRLY GOOD PORTION OF THE MONTH.
THIS BLOCKED THE WAY OF SIGNIFICANT WEATHER IMPACTING THE AREA.  MORE NORTHERLY
WINDS FROM THE PATTERN DRIED THE AREA OUT.  SOME ISOLATED EVENTS HOWEVER DID OCCUR
GIVING ONLY A FEW DAYS OF LIGHT RAIN.  THE AREA ALSO HAD THE PLEASURE OF SEEING AND
HEARING A THUNDERSTORM PASSING THROUGH FROM AN ISOLATED EVENT NEARBY.  LASTLY,
ONSHORE FLOW GAVE US NUMEROUS EVENTS OF MARINE STRATUS AND FOG THAT IMPEDED THE
AREA FOR A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME AS WELL.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE REACHED WAS 75F (DEGREES FAHRENHEIT) WHICH WAS FAR FROM A
RECORD OF 88F SET IN 1963.  HOWEVER, THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 64F, 8F ABOVE
NORMAL.  THE COLDEST THE AREA ENCOUNTERED WAS 36F, 5F WARMER THAN THE RECORD OF 31F
SET BACK IN 1971.   THE 55.1F AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS JUST ABOUT 5F ABOVE NORMAL,
WHICH WAS ALSO ABOUT 5F ABOVE LAST YEAR.  THE AREA EXPERIENCED 7 DAYS WITH
TEMPERATURES REACHING INTO THE 70`S WHICH IS ABNORMAL COMPARED TO THE USUAL 1.6 DAY
AVERAGE AND LAST YEAR`S 1 DAY.

PRECIPITATION WISE, ONE WORD, DRY.  THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION HERE IS 5.56 INCHES
WITH A RECORD HIGH OF 14.68 INCHES, SO IT DOES RAIN DURING THIS MONTH.  HOWEVER,
THE AREA BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD MINIMUM TOTAL AMOUNT FOR MAY OF 1.57 INCHES SET
IN 1968, COMING IN 1ST AT 0.50 INCHES! THIS CURRENT RECORD ALSO RANKS #2 FOR THE
MINIMUM TOTAL AMOUNT FOR ANY MONTH FOR THIS AREA.  THIS MONTH FELL SHORT TO
FEBRUARY IN 1989 OF 0.12 INCHES. HOWEVER, IN MAYS DEFENSE, THAT MONTH ONLY HAD 28
DAYS IN IT COMPARED TO MAYS 31 DAYS.  THERE WAS 5 DAYS OF RAIN, BUT ONLY 3 DAYS HAD
A SMALL SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF 0.10 INCHES OR MORE WITH THE HIGHEST BEING 0.17
INCHES ON THE 1ST DAY. THE AREA EVEN RECEIVED A NOTEWORTHY "ELEVATED FIRE DANGER
WARNING" FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK AROUND MEMORIAL DAY DUE TO THE LACK OF MOISTURE.  NOT
TO LEAVE OUT FREEZING PRECIPITATION, HOWEVER, THE AREA RECEIVED NONE WHATSOEVER.
THE NORMAL IS 0.10 INCHES, BUT THERE HAVE BEEN MANY PREVIOUS MAYS WITH ZERO. THE
RANGE OF FROZEN PRECIPITATION IS ANYWHERE FROM 0 - 5 INCHES FOR MAY. INTERESTING
NOTE, THE AREA IS 23.3 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL AMOUNT BY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR FOR
SNOWFALL WHICH CURRENTLY STANDS AT 10.2 INCHES.

ON THE WINDY SIDE OF THINGS, THERE WAS NOT TOO MUCH ACTION.  THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
WAS 6.6MPH AND THE AREA EXPERIENCED THE LOWEST MONTHLY AVERAGE OF 4.1MPH SINCE
1999. THERE ARE NO PREVIOUS RECORDS BEFORE THEN CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR THIS AREA.
ALONG WITH AVERAGE WIND SPEED, THE SAME WENT FOR AVERAGE PEAK WINDS. THE AREA
EXPERIENCED THE LOWEST SINCE 1999 AT 15.2MPH COMPARED TO THE NORMAL 19.9MPH.  THE
WIND DID NOT BREAK 25MPH FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH AND ONLY 6 DAYS EVEN BROKE 20MPH.  IN
CONCLUSION, MAYS BORING TREND WILL MOST LIKELY BREAK DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE WHICH
POTENTIALLY IS GOOD NEWS DEPENDING ON WHICH WAY YOU LOOK AT IT.

$$
JZ JUN 15



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