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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLD BAY, AK
1006 AM AKDT WED APR 2 2014

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...THE COLD BAY AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1955 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              56   3/02/1974
 LOW              -13   3/12/1971
HIGHEST            46   3/27         44       2      42  3/29
LOWEST             10                10       0      14  3/15
AVG. MAXIMUM       38.9              35.1     3.8    36.4
AVG. MINIMUM       28.2              25.1     3.1    25.1
MEAN               33.5              30.1     3.4    30.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4                 8.8    -4.8     7
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     18                24.2    -6.2    29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.3    -0.3     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            7.13   2012
 MINIMUM            0.41   1972
TOTALS              1.39              2.70   -1.31    2.68
DAILY AVG.          0.04              0.09   -0.05    0.09
DAYS >= .01        18                19.5    -1.5    18
DAYS >= .10         5                 8.0    -3.0     9
DAYS >= .50         0                 1.0    -1.0     1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.33   3/31                       0.58  3/06

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             44.5   1999
 24 HR TOTAL        7.9   3-29-2012
 SNOW DEPTH        32     3-18-1999
TOTALS              6.8              12.9    -6.1    10.3
SINCE 7/1          35.9              66.8   -30.9    62.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 1      -1       0
DAYS >= TRACE      20                23.2    -3.2    20
DAYS >= 1.0         2                 4.1    -2.1     3
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   3/15                          3  3/09
 24 HR TOTAL      1.4   3/15                        3.8  3/08

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     964              1079    -115    1054
 SINCE 7/1       6108              7303   -1195    7468
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               13.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     52/130    DATE   03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     63/140    DATE   03/31

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     ICE PELLETS                 0
RAIN                     15     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     20     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.

&&

...SLIGHTLY WARMER AND DRIER MARCH FOR COLD BAY...

MARCH 2014 IN COLD BAY WAS SLIGHTLY WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL.
THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH WAS DOMINATED BY A RIDGE
OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER EXTREME NORTHEASTERN RUSSIA AND LOW PRESSURE
OVER THE CENTRAL BERING SEA WHICH ALLOWED COLD ARCTIC AIR INTO THE
REGION. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SETTLED IN OVER THE EASTERN
BERING SEA DURING THE SECOND HALF OF MARCH ALLOWING FOR ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO RETURN TO THE REGION. BOTH PATTERNS ALLOWED
FOR THE CENTRAL BERING SEA TO HAVE FREQUENT STORM SYSTEMS. THE
COMBINATION OF THESE TWO EXTREMES PRODUCED THE SLIGHTLY WARMER AND
DRIER...BUT NEAR NORMAL...CONDITIONS FOR MARCH.

OVERALL...MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURES FOR MARCH WERE SLIGHTLY WARMER
THAN NORMAL BUT IN THE NEAR NORMAL RANGE. WITH ONLY THREE
TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2014.

PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH WAS FREQUENT WITH ONLY SEVEN DAYS
REPORTING NO PRECIPITATION.

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STACY




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