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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLD BAY, AK
947 AM AKDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE COLD BAY AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1942 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              56   3/02/1974
 LOW              -13   3/12/1971
HIGHEST            49   3/31         44       5      46  3/27
LOWEST             12                10       2       7  3/13
AVG. MAXIMUM       39.1              35.1     4.0    39.3
AVG. MINIMUM       26.6              25.1     1.5    29.3
MEAN               32.8              30.1     2.7    34.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3                 8.8    -5.8     5
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     28                24.2     3.8    19
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.3    -0.3     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            7.13   2012
 MINIMUM            0.41   1972
TOTALS              1.19              2.70   -1.51    3.15
DAILY AVG.          0.04              0.09   -0.05    0.10
DAYS >= .01        23                19.5     3.5    24
DAYS >= .10         5                 8.0    -3.0    10
DAYS >= .50         0                 1.0    -1.0     1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.21   3/10                       0.78  3/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             44.5   1999
 24 HR TOTAL        7.9   3-29-2012
 SNOW DEPTH        32     3-18-1999
TOTALS              7.5              12.9    -5.4     5.6
SINCE 7/1          49.4              66.8   -17.4    14.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 1      -1       0
DAYS >= TRACE      20                23.2    -3.2    14
DAYS >= 1.0         3                 4.1    -1.1     1
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   3/22                          3  3/14
 24 HR TOTAL      2.1   3/10                        3.0  3/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     988              1079     -91     942
 SINCE 7/1       6713              7303    -590    6315
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               12.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     40/150    DATE   03/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     48/160    DATE   03/10

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                     16     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     20     HAZE                        0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&
...MARCH HAD ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WITH LESS THAN AVERAGE PRECIPITATION...

TEMPERATURES...THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 49 DEGREES WHICH WAS FIVE
DEGREES ABOVE THE AVERAGE OF 44 DEGREES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH. THE MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE WAS 12 DEGREES WHICH IS TWO DEGREES WARMER THAN THE AVERAGE WHICH IS 18
DEGREES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS THREE DEGREES WARMER
THAN LAST YEAR. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS FIVE DEGREES WARMER THAN LAST YEAR.

PRECIPITATION...MARCH PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 1.19 INCHES WAS 1.31 INCHES BELOW
AVERAGE...AND 1.96 INCHES LOWER THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OF 3.15 INCHES.

SNOWFALL...MARCH SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 7.5 INCHES WAS 4.1 INCHES LOWER THAN THE
AVERAGE...AND 1.9 INCHES HIGHER THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OF 5.6 INCHES.

RECORDS...ON 27 MARCH COLD BAY HAD A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET OF 47 DEGREES.
THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 46 DEGREES SET IN 2015. ON MARCH 31 COLD BAY TIED
THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 49 DEGREES WHICH WAS SET IN 1996.

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DAB APR 16



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