Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bethel, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE, AK
526 AM AKST SUN JAN 1 2017

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...THE BETHEL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 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              90   12/27/2016
 LOW              -44   12/31/1948
HIGHEST            39                MM      MM       38
LOWEST            -18                MM      MM       -7
AVG. MAXIMUM     19.4              16.8     2.6     19.0
AVG. MINIMUM      7.7               3.9     3.8      7.1
MEAN             13.5              10.4     3.1     13.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     21              24.1    -3.1       22
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              29.9     1.1       29
DAYS MIN <= 0      12              13.3    -1.3       11

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           0.76              1.12   -0.36     1.24
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.04   -0.02     0.04
DAYS >= .01        10              10.6    -0.6       13
DAYS >= .10         3               3.4    -0.4        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.45   12/28 TO 12/29           12/18 TO 12/18
                                                          12/26 TO 12/26
                                                          12/26 TO 12/26
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/18(00) TO 12/18(00)
                                                 12/26(00) TO 12/26(00)6
                                                 12/26(00) TO 12/26(00)6

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS            7.5              11.4    -3.9      0.0
SINCE 7/1        11.1              29.3   -18.2      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                 7      -5        0
DAYS >= TRACE      14              10.5     3.5        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               3.7    -1.7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   12/03                          5  12/20
 24 HR TOTAL      2.9   12/28 TO 12/28           12/26 TO 12/26
                                                          12/26 TO 12/26
                                                          12/26 TO 12/26
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1589              1694    -105     1498
 SINCE 7/1       4817              5417    -600     4652
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1         13                 4       9       11

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.3
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   4/048
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/180    DATE  12/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/180    DATE  12/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     82

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               15     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      6

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

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