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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLD BAY, AK
300 AM AKST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...THE COLD BAY AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1955 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              50   2/28/1991
 LOW               -5   2/09/1999
HIGHEST            46   2/01         42       4      46  2/05
LOWEST              9                 7       2      11  2/18
AVG. MAXIMUM       39.9              33.7     6.2    35.1
AVG. MINIMUM       29.1              24.3     4.8    25.9
MEAN               34.5              28.9     5.6    30.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3                 9.2    -6.2    10
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     18                22.0    -4.0    19
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.2    -0.2     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            7.54   2000
 MINIMUM            0.43   1963
TOTALS              1.10              2.98   -1.88    4.12
DAILY AVG.          0.04              0.11   -0.07    0.15
DAYS >= .01        15                19.2    -4.2    22
DAYS >= .10         6                 7.8    -1.8    10
DAYS >= .50         0                 1.3    -1.3     1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     1
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.17   2/12                       1.86  2/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             54.3   1984
 24 HR TOTAL       16.5   2-28-1984
 SNOW DEPTH        35     2-04-2000
TOTALS              1.0              12.9   -11.9    13.2
SINCE 7/1           8.7              54.1   -45.4    29.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 2      -2       2
DAYS >= TRACE       6                20.6   -14.6    23
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 3.7    -3.7     5
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   2/09                          9  2/20
 24 HR TOTAL      0.7   2/07                        1.9  2/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     915              1008     -93    1020
 SINCE 7/1       5438              6224    -786    5209
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               15.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     40/120    DATE   02/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     54/110    DATE   02/16

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                     17     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   1     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      6     HAZE                        0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       3
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

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...CONTINUED WARM TEMPERATURES AND VERY LITTLE PRECIPITATION...

WARM TEMPERATURES PERSIST FOR ANOTHER MONTH OVER THE ALASKA PENINSULA AS HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 39.9 FAHRENHEIT...EXCEEDING THE NORMAL FEBRUARY TEMPERATURE MAXIMUM OF 33.7 FAHRENHEIT.  LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 29.1 FAHRENHEIT...EXCEEDING THE NORMAL FEBRUARY TEMPERATURE MINIMUM OF 24.3 FAHRENHEIT...SETTING EIGHT TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR FEBRUARY AS COLD BAY AIRPORT RECEIVED 1.10 INCHES...BELOW THE NORMAL FOR FEBRUARY AVERAGE PRECIPITATION OF 2.98 INCHES...WITH MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION AS RAIN RATHER THAN SNOW...WITH ONLY 1.0 INCH OF SNOWFALL RECORDED...A VAST DEPARTURE FROM THE NORMAL FEBRUARY SNOWFALL AVERAGE OF 12.9 INCHES.

FINALLY...COLD BAY AIRPORT EXPERIENCED 2 DAYS WITH WINDS EXCEEDING 50 MILES PER HOUR WITH A MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF 54 MPH FROM THE EAST-SOUTHEAST ON 16 FEBRUARY AND A WIND SPEED OF 50 MPH FROM THE EAST ON 20 FEBRUARY.


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RCS MAR 15



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