Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST PAUL, AK
937 AM AKST SUN FEB 1 2015

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...THE ST PAUL AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              44   1/04/1980
 LOW              -14   1/29/1976
HIGHEST            40   1/12         34       6      39  1/02
LOWEST             14                 3      11      16  1/30
AVG. MAXIMUM       33.0              29.1     3.9    33.3
AVG. MINIMUM       27.3              21.1     6.2    26.4
MEAN               30.1              25.1     5.0    29.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13                15.3    -2.3    11
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     25                24.1     0.9    25
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.9    -0.9     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            4.99   1964
 MINIMUM            0.23   2010
TOTALS              1.20              1.58   -0.38    3.41
DAILY AVG.          0.04              0.05   -0.01    0.11
DAYS >= .01        14                15.6    -1.6    29
DAYS >= .10         5                 4.7     0.3    12
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.2    -0.2     1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.26   1/07                       0.54  1/11

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             50.6   2002
 24 HR TOTAL       16.4   1-09-2002
 SNOW DEPTH        25     1-27-2007
TOTALS             14.2              12.6     1.6    18.2
SINCE 7/1          19.2              29.3   -10.1    26.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 4      -2       5
DAYS >= TRACE      20                21.9    -1.9    28
DAYS >= 1.0         3                 3.4    -0.4     6
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   1/28                         16  1/25
 24 HR TOTAL      5.9   1/27                        4.2  1/17

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1072              1238    -166    1082
 SINCE 7/1       4941              5779    -838    5347
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               18.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     40/010    DATE   01/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     50/010    DATE   01/28

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                     11     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   2     HAIL                        1
SNOW                     20     HAZE                        4
FOG                      22     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              3


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

&&
...WARMER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER JANUARY FOR ST PAUL ALASKA...

JANUARY 2015 FOR ST PAUL WAS SIGNIFICANTLY WARMER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL AS
HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATED THE WESTERN BERING SEA AND ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS THE
PREDOMINANT WEATHER FEATURE. THERE WERE TWO INFLUENTIAL LOWS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO
THE PRIBILOFS MONTHLY SNOWFALL AND PRECIPITATION TOTALS. THE FIRST ONE BEGAN ON THE
8TH AND THE SECOND ON THE 23RD. THESE SYSTEMS PRODUCED A MAJORITY OF THE SNOWFALL
FOR THE MONTH. ALTHOUGH IT WAS A DRIER THAN AVERAGE SNOW...THE OVERALL SNOWFALL
AMOUNT WAS 1.6 IN GREATER THAN NORMAL. OVERALL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WERE
0.38 IN UNDER THE NORMAL AMOUNTS...WITH A MAJORITY OF THAT FROM THE SYSTEM
BEGINNING ON THE 23RD.


ON AVERAGE THE TEMPERATURE WAS FIVE DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMALBUT IT DID NOT STAND
OUT AS A PARTICULARLY WARM MONTH FOR THE RECORD BOOKS AS IT DID NOT BREAK ANY OF
THE TOP 10 AVERAGES FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY HOWEVER ST PAUL TIED THREE RECORD
TEMPERATURES...AS WELL AS SET ONE NEW SNOWFALL RECORD.

1/3/15-  TIED RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 37 LAST SET IN 1996.
1/12/14- TIED RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM OF 40 LAST SET IN 2005.
1/13/14- TIED RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 35 LAST SET IN 2005.
1/27/14- NEW RECORD SNOWFALL OF 5.9 INCHES BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 2.0 INCHES
SET IN 2007.

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WIW/HCH FEB 15



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