Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS St. Paul, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST PAUL, AK
652 AM AKDT MON JUN 1 2015

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...THE ST PAUL AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 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              58   5/28/1979
 LOW                8   5/05/1971
HIGHEST            49   5/31         44       5      49  5/17
LOWEST             27                21       6      26  5/03
AVG. MAXIMUM       44.1              40.4     3.7    43.5
AVG. MINIMUM       35.9              31.9     4.0    34.1
MEAN               40.0              36.2     3.8    38.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 1.4    -1.4     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32      8                15.5    -7.5    10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.24   1966
 MINIMUM            0.13   2001
TOTALS              2.03              1.13    0.90    0.71
DAILY AVG.          0.07              0.03    0.04    0.02
DAYS >= .01        18                11.6     6.4    12
DAYS >= .10         8                 3.2     4.8     3
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.39   5/12                       0.25  5/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             12.7   1971
 24 HR TOTAL        3.4   5-24-1962
 SNOW DEPTH        25     5-02-2012
TOTALS              0.3               1.1    -0.8     0.0
SINCE 7/1          48.6              52.5    -3.9    43.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0       0
DAYS >= TRACE       4                11.0    -7.0     5
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                            0  5/30
 24 HR TOTAL      0.3   5/19                          T  5/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     768               894    -126     806
 SINCE 7/1       8954             10121   -1167    9424
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               12.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    310/018    DATE    05/7
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     43/110    DATE   05/26

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                     24     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   3     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      4     HAZE                        3
FOG                      24     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       9
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&
...A WETTER AND WARMER MAY FOR ST PAUL ALASKA...

MAY 2014 WAS ABOVE NORMAL IN MANY WAYS FOR ST PAUL. A NEGATIVELY TILTED TROUGH
BROUGHT PERSISTENT SHOWERY CONDITIONS OF RAIN AND SOME SNOW THE FIRST PART OF THE
MONTH. THE MIDDLE FORTNIGHT HAS A SERIES OF SHORTWAVE TROUGHS PINWHEELING AROUND A
BROAD EASTERN ALEUTIAN LOW BROUGHT MORE PRECIPITATION AND SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS WHICH
GAVE ST PAUL WARMER TEMPERATURES THAN NORMAL. THE REMNANTS OF TYPHOON DOLPHIN
PUNCTUATED THE END OF THE MONTH WITH MORE PRECIPITATION AND MORE HIGH MINIMUM
RECORDS.

WITH RESPECT TO TEMPERATURES...THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
WAS THE FOURTH WARMEST...THE AVERAGE DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS
THE SECOND WARMEST ON RECORD...AND THE AVERAGE MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE
CAME IN AS FOURTH WARMEST ON RECORD.  DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET.WITH TWO
HIGH MAXIMUMS ON THE 1ST AND 6TH...AND EIGHT HIGH MINIMUMS THE 16TH THROUGH
18TH...22ND...23RD...AND 27TH THROUGH 29TH.

MAY 2014 WAS MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH TWENTY-FOUR DAYS OF PRECIPITATION
RECORDED. THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION RANKING AS THE 5TH WETTEST ON RECORD...SNOWFALL
WAS THE TWENTY-SECOND LEAST SNOWIEST ON RECORD...AND NO DAILY SNOWFALL OR OTHER
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET.

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WIW JUN 15



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