Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bethel, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BETHEL, AK
209 AM AKDT MON APR 4 2016

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...THE BETHEL AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1924 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              50   3/27/2015
 LOW              -42   3/01/1956
HIGHEST            41   3/24         40       1      50  3/27
LOWEST             -2               -14      12     -16  3/14
AVG. MAXIMUM       27.3              22.6     4.7    28.9
AVG. MINIMUM       15.0               7.8     7.2    12.2
MEAN               21.1              15.2     5.9    20.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     22                21.9     0.1    12
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    31
DAYS MIN <= 0       2                11.0    -9.0     8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.44   1991
 MINIMUM            0.00   1986
TOTALS              0.75              0.71    0.04    0.50
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.02    0.00    0.02
DAYS >= .01         7                 8.2    -1.2    11
DAYS >= .10         3                 2.4     0.6     1
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.33   3/31                       0.16  3/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             36.1   1951
 24 HR TOTAL        9.9   3-15-1951
 SNOW DEPTH        45     3-21-1951
TOTALS              2.5               8.2    -5.7     6.8
SINCE 7/1          29.0              53.6   -24.6    32.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 7      -6       2
DAYS >= TRACE      14                15.5    -1.5    12
DAYS >= 1.0         1                 3.2    -2.2     4
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   3/31                          5  3/18
 24 HR TOTAL      1.2   3/28                        2.2  3/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1353              1544    -191    1370
 SINCE 7/1       8802             10290   -1488    9145
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               15.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     41/030    DATE   03/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     48/030    DATE   03/18

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                      4     GLAZE                       1
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     11     HAZE                        3
FOG                      11     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 TEMPS WERE ABOVE AVERAGE WITH LESS PRECIP THAN AVERAGE

TEMPERATURES...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR MARCH WERE 21.1 DEGREES WHICH IS 0.6
DEGREES WARMER THAN LAST YEAR AND 8.5 DEGREES WARMER THAN AVERAGE AND THE AVERAGE
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 9  DEGREES COOLER THAN LAST YEAR AND 1 DEGREES WARMER THAN
AVERAGE THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 14 DEGREES WARMER THAN LAST YEAR AND
18 DEGREES WARMER THAN AVERAGE...

PRECIPITATION...MARCH PRECIPITATION TOTALS OF 0.75 INCHES WAS 0.05 INCHES LESS THAN
THE AVERAGE OF 0.80 INCHES...AND 0.25 INCHES MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OF 0.50
INCHES...

SNOW...MARCH SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 2.5 INCHES WAS LESS THAN NORMAL FOR MARCH THAT
AVERAGES 8.6 INCHES FOR THE MONTH...

RECORDS...THERE WAS ONE RECORD BROKEN IN MARCH FOR FOR DAILY PRECIP TOTAL OF 0.33
INCHES SET ON MARCH 31ST BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.26 INCHES SET IN 1924

RD APR 16



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