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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS, AK
159 PM AKST TUE JAN 3 2017

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...THE MCGRATH AK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1946 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              49   12/29/1977
 LOW              -67   12/27/1961
HIGHEST            36   12/29        MM      MM       MM  MM
LOWEST            -32   12/02        MM      MM       MM  MM
AVG. MAXIMUM      6.2               5.4     0.8       MM
AVG. MINIMUM     -7.2             -11.8     4.6       MM
MEAN             -0.5              -3.2     2.7       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MAX <= 32     29              29.2    -0.2       MM
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.9     0.1       MM
DAYS MIN <= 0      20              22.6    -2.6       MM

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.02   1990
 MINIMUM         0.05   1942
TOTALS           0.97              1.29   -0.32       MM
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.04   -0.01       MM
DAYS >= .01         9              12.9    -3.9       MM
DAYS >= .10         2               3.9    -1.9       MM
DAYS >= .50         1               0.3     0.7       MM
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.64   12/29 TO 12/29                MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           54.2   1990
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        54   12/17/1994
                        12/16/1994
                        12/15/1994
TOTALS           13.9              20.2    -6.3       MM
SINCE 7/1        22.2              51.2   -29.0       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      6                16     -10       MM
DAYS >= TRACE      15              15.3    -0.3       MM
DAYS >= 1.0         4               6.4    -2.4       MM
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   12/30                         MM  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      6.2   MM                            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2022              2114     -92       MM
 SINCE 7/1       5768              6237    -469       MM
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       MM
 SINCE 1/1         29                20       9       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              3.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/210    DATE  12/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/210    DATE  12/29

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               15     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      8

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

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