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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU, AK
0615 PM AKST THU JAN 5 2017

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...THE JUNEAU CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1936 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH        57 02/27/1992
 LOW        -22 02/02/1968
HIGHEST            50   02/21        45       5
LOWEST             20   02/19         7      13
                        02/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.6              35.2     7.4
AVG. MINIMUM     32.6              25.0     7.6
MEAN             37.6              30.1     7.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               7.2    -7.2
DAYS MIN <= 32     13              19.8    -6.8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.3    -0.3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.48   1964
 MINIMUM         0.07   1989
TOTALS           3.26              4.13   -0.87
DAILY AVG.       0.11                MM      MM
DAYS >= .01        22              16.6     5.4
DAYS >= .10        13              10.0     3.0
DAYS >= .50         1               2.4    -1.4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.50   02/28 TO 02/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           86.3   1965
 24 HR TOTAL     23.5   02/12/1949 TO 02/13/1949
 SNOW DEPTH        35   02/22/1982
TOTALS            2.0              16.8   -14.8
SINCE 7/1        34.9              74.0   -39.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM
DAYS >= TRACE       7               7.9    -0.9
DAYS >= 1.0         1               4.5    -3.5        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   02/20
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   02/20 TO 02/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     787               977    -190
 SINCE 7/1       5161              5865    -704
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0

FREEZE DATES
EARLIEST      02/01             10/02
LATEST                          05/06
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/120    DATE  02/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    35/130    DATE  02/08


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               24     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

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...ANOTHER WARM WINTER MONTH FOR JUNEAU...

THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY WILL PRIMARILY BE REMEMBERED FOR THE ABNORMALLY
WARM TEMPERATURES EXPERIENCED THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE MONTH. WHILE THE
FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH SAW NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES...AN EXTENDED
PERIOD OF TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE NORMAL ENSUED FROM THE 2ND THROUGH
THE 16TH. THIS PERIOD WAS CAPPED BY A DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES
OF 48 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 8. THE 16TH THROUGH THE 20TH SAW A BRIEF
COOLING TREND WITH MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES HITTING THE 20 DEGREE MARK
ON THE 18TH AND 19TH. TEMPERATURES REBOUNDED QUICKLY ON THE 21ST WITH
YET ANOTHER DAILY RECORD HIGH AT THE JUNEAU AIRPORT...THIS TIME OF 50
DEGREES. TEMPERATURES REMAINED ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE END OF THE
MONTH. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 37.6 DEGREES MADE FEBRUARY
2016 THE 2ND WARMEST ON RECORD AT THE JUNEAU AIRPORT.

WHILE WARM...THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY WAS ALSO DRIER THAN NORMAL.
PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED EVERT DAY FROM THE 1ST THROUGH THE
15TH...BUT PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WERE LIGHT WITH NO MORE THAN 0.31
INCHES RECORDED ON ANY ONE DAY DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH. A
BRIEF PERIOD OF DRIER WEATHER OCCURRED BETWEEN THE 16TH AND THE 19TH.
PRECIPITATION WAS THEN RECORDED EVERY DAY BETWEEN THE 20TH AND 29TH.

SNOWFALL WAS REPORTED ON ONLY 7 DAYS DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. OF
THOSE 7 DAYS...MEASURABLE SNOWFALL ONLY OCCURRED ONCE WITH 2.0 INCHES
BEING RECORDED ON THE 20TH. THE 2.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN FEBRUARY
2016 WAS THE 10TH LOWEST EVER RECORDED FOR THE MONTH AT THE JUNEAU
AIRPORT.

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