Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bethel, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BETHEL, AK
935 AM AKDT FRI APR 4 2014

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...THE BETHEL AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              48   3/31/1954
 LOW              -42   3/01/1956
HIGHEST            35   3/01         40      -5      40  3/07
LOWEST            -12               -14       2     -22  3/26
AVG. MAXIMUM       21.3              22.6    -1.3    20.9
AVG. MINIMUM        4.2               7.8    -3.6     3.5
MEAN               12.7              15.2    -2.5    12.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     24                21.9     2.1    24
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     31                30.5     0.5    30
DAYS MIN <= 0      10                11.0    -1.0    13

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.44   1991
 MINIMUM            0.00   1986
TOTALS              0.48              0.71   -0.23    0.78
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.02    0.00    0.03
DAYS >= .01         8                 8.2    -0.2    12
DAYS >= .10         1                 2.4    -1.4     5
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.16   3/13                       0.16  3/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             36.1   1951
 24 HR TOTAL        9.9   3-15-1951
 SNOW DEPTH        45     3-21-1951
TOTALS              4.7               8.2    -3.5     5.8
SINCE 7/1          26.8              53.6   -26.8    41.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                 7      -5       4
DAYS >= TRACE      14                15.5    -1.5    16
DAYS >= 1.0         1                 3.2    -2.2     3
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   3/17                          7  3/28
 24 HR TOTAL      1.6   3/13                        1.6  3/09

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1613              1544      69    1631
 SINCE 7/1       9078             10290   -1212   10853
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     38/030    DATE    03/8
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     44/020    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                      1     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     14     HAZE                        0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       4
BLOWING SNOW              2


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

&&
...MARCH SAW LOWER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURE PCPN AND SNOWFALL IN BETHEL...

HIGH PRESSURE WAS LOCATED OVER NORTHERN ALASKA FOR MOST OF THE MONTH OF MARCH.
THIS ALLOWED A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS TO MOVE OVER THE SOUTHERN BERING
SEA AND INTO THE NORTHERN GULF OF ALASKA. THIS KEPT THE SOUTHWEST REGION OF
ALASKA COOLER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL.

$$
BDW APR 14



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