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CXAK59 PAOM 021630
CLMOME

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOME, AK
830 AM AKDT WED SEP 2 2015

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...THE NOME WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1906 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              83   8/08/1966
 LOW               23   8/30/1913
HIGHEST            63   8/04         68      -5      77  8/11
LOWEST             29   8/31         32      -3      30  8/30
AVG. MAXIMUM       53.0              55.9    -2.9    62.7
AVG. MINIMUM       44.1              44.3    -0.2    48.7
MEAN               48.5              50.1    -1.6    55.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 1.0    -1.0     5
DAYS MIN <= 32      1                 1.4    -0.4     1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            8.58   1998
 MINIMUM            0.40   1971
TOTALS              3.70              3.22    0.48    1.71
DAILY AVG.          0.12              0.11    0.01    0.06
DAYS >= .01        13                15.6    -2.6    11
DAYS >= .10         8                 8.3    -0.3     5
DAYS >= .50         3                 1.8     1.2     1
DAYS >= 1.0         1                 0.3     0.7     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        1.22   8/25                       0.50  8/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              0.1   1965
 24 HR TOTAL        0.1   8-11-1965
 SNOW DEPTH         0     8-31-2015
TOTALS              0.0               0.0     0.0     0.0
SINCE 7/1           0.0               0.0     0.0     0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0       0
DAYS >= TRACE       0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                            0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM                          0.0  MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     502               464      38     280
 SINCE 7/1        809               864     -55     703
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       1
 SINCE 1/1          5                 0       5       3
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               11.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     32/220    DATE   08/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     37/300    DATE   08/30

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                     21     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   2     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      0     HAZE                        1
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&

...A COOLER AND WETTER AUGUST FOR NOME...

THE AVERAGE MAX TEMPERATURE OF 53.0 WAS ALMOST 3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND ALMOST 10
DEGREES COOLER THAN LAST YEAR.  THE AVERAGE MIN OF 44.1 WAS JUST BELOW NORMAL AND
NOT QUITE 5 DEGREES COOLER THAN LAST AUGUST.  THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF 63 DEGREES
ON THE 4TH WAS WELL BELOW THE RECORD OF 83 AND 14 DEGREES COOLER THAN LAST YEAR
WHILE THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF 29 ON THE 31ST WAS WARMER THAN THE RECORD LOW OF
23 DEGREES AND ONLY 1 DEGREE COLDER THAN 2014.

AN EARLY SEASON BERING SEA STORM BROUGHT ALMOST ONE HALF INCH MORE RAINFALL THAN
THE NORMAL 3.22 INCHES.  THE RECORDED 3.70 INCHES FOR THE MONTH WAS ENHANCED BY A
1.22 INCHES THAT FELL ON THE 25TH AS A SERIES OF LOW SYSTEMS TRACKED NORTH OVER THE
WESTERN BERING SEA FROM THE 24TH TO THE 26TH.  THE STRONGEST WINDSPEED OF 37 MILES
PER HOUR OCCURRED ON THE 26TH.

$$
RWM SEP 15



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