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CXAK59 PAMC 011718
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MCGRATH, AK
918 AM AKDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE MCGRATH AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1940 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              68   4/29/2009
 LOW              -40   4/01/1985
HIGHEST            64   4/24         54      10      59  4/27
LOWEST             19                -8      27       6  4/04
AVG. MAXIMUM       51.3              40.8    10.5    45.5
AVG. MINIMUM       26.7              18.6     8.1    25.6
MEAN               39.0              29.7     9.3    35.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 5.9    -5.9     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     26                26.0    -0.0    27
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 3.7    -3.7     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.78   1964
 MINIMUM            0.01   1943
TOTALS              0.42              0.74   -0.32    0.38
DAILY AVG.          0.01              0.02   -0.01    0.01
DAYS >= .01         4                 7.0    -3.0     8
DAYS >= .10         2                 2.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.22   4/02                       0.09  4/19

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             32.8   1964
 24 HR TOTAL       12.7   4-24-1964
 SNOW DEPTH        51     4-04-1946
TOTALS              1.6               5.1    -3.5     3.3
SINCE 7/1          79.0              94.9   -15.9    41.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     10                17      -6       2
DAYS >= TRACE       2                 9.6    -7.6     9
DAYS >= 1.0         1                 1.3    -0.3     2
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        24   4/01                          8  4/06
 24 HR TOTAL      1.4   4/02                        2.1  4/05

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     773              1060    -287     874
 SINCE 7/1      11691             12954   -1263   11400
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                3.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     24/180    DATE   04/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     37/160    DATE   04/10

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     ICE PELLETS                 1
RAIN                      8     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      2     HAZE                        1
FOG                       3     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.

&&

MAY WAS ANOTHER MONTH WITH ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...SETTING TWO RECORDS FOR
HIGH TEMPERATURES ON THE 24TH AND 26TH...WITH AN AVERAGE HIGH OF 51.3 IT SPLIT BY
MORE THAN 10 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORM OF 40.8...IT WAS ALSO A DRY MONTH...ONLY
GETTING 0.42 FOR THE MONTH OF MAY...BELOW THE 0.74 NORM

$$
SBY MAY 16




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