Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BETHEL, AK
414 AM AKST FRI MAR 6 2015

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...THE BETHEL AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1923 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              46   2/27/2014
 LOW              -39   2/01/1999
HIGHEST            44   2/20         38       6      46  2/27
LOWEST             -8               -21      13     -16  2/13
AVG. MAXIMUM       22.3              17.7     4.6    21.3
AVG. MINIMUM       12.0               4.4     7.6    10.5
MEAN               17.1              11.1     6.0    15.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     17                20.7    -3.7    18
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     25                27.5    -2.5    25
DAYS MIN <= 0      10                11.6    -1.6     9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.61   1951
 MINIMUM            0.00   1984
TOTALS              0.53              0.72   -0.19    0.41
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.03   -0.01    0.01
DAYS >= .01        13                 7.6     5.4     6
DAYS >= .10         1                 2.3    -1.3     2
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.16   2/12                       0.22  2/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             35.8   1951
 24 HR TOTAL       11.3   2-14-1956
 SNOW DEPTH        32     2-21-1956
TOTALS              5.6               6.9    -1.3     0.4
SINCE 7/1          25.5              45.0   -19.5    22.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 7      -6       0
DAYS >= TRACE      15                15.3    -0.3    11
DAYS >= 1.0         2                 2.7    -0.7     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   2/20                          0  2/28
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   2/18                        0.2  2/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1399              1510    -111    1434
 SINCE 7/1       7840              8746    -906    7530
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               14.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     39/020    DATE    02/8
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     44/030    DATE    02/8

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              0     ICE PELLETS                 0
RAIN                      8     GLAZE                       2
DRIZZLE                   2     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     16     HAZE                        0
FOG                       2     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              3


-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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FEBRUARY 2015 FOR BETHEL AS LOW PRESSURES SOUTH OF THE ALEUTIANS AND INTO THE GULF
OF ALASKA SET UP A BETHEL HAD BELOW AVERAGE SNOWFALL FOR THE FEBRUARY. LATER IN THE
MONTH...PREDOMINANT WINDS SHIFTED TO THE SOUTH AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILT OVER MAINLAND
ALASKA...WHILE LOW PRESSURE SET UP IN THE FAR WESTERN ALEUTIANS. THIS CREATED ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES CAUSING A CHANGE OVER TO RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN THROUGH THE
REST OF FEBRUARY. THE POSITIONING OF THE ALEUTIAN LOW AND THE HIGH PRESSURE OVER
ALASKA ALLOWED FOR A BACK AND FORTH OF COOLER AND WARMER WEATHER DURING THE MONTH
OF FEBRUARY 2015.

LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES... FEBRUARY 2015 HAD ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGES. THE MEAN HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS THE 21ST WARMEST ON RECORD...THE MEAN MINIMUM WAS THE 8TH HIGHEST
ON RECORD AND THE MEAN AVERAGE WAS THE 15TH WARMEST ON RECORD. BETHEL HAD THREE
RECORDS TIED FOR FEBRUARY 2015.  RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM WAS TIED AT 44 ON THE 20TH OF
FEBRUARY .RECORD HIGH MINIMUM WAS TIED AT 36 DEGREES ON 21ST OF FEBRUARY AND 33
DEGREES ON THE 22ND.

PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR FEBRUARY 2015...PRECIPITATION WAS THE 40TH
HIGHEST TOTAL ON RECORD AT 0.54. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS THE 47TH HIGHEST ON
RECORD AT 5.7 INCHES.
$$
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