Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bethel, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BETHEL, AK
729 AM AKST WED FEB 4 2015

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...THE BETHEL AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1923 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              48   1/17/1963
 LOW              -48   1/28/1989
HIGHEST            33   1/16         37      -4      47  1/26
LOWEST            -22               -25       3      -8  1/12
AVG. MAXIMUM       12.9              12.4     0.5    31.9
AVG. MINIMUM        3.2               0.8     2.4    20.0
MEAN                8.1               6.6     1.5    26.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     28                25.4     2.6    11
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     31                30.5     0.5    27
DAYS MIN <= 0      16                15.0     1.0     3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            6.48   1952
 MINIMUM            0.04   2004
TOTALS              0.51              0.78   -0.27    1.17
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.03   -0.01    0.04
DAYS >= .01         7                 9.1    -2.1    16
DAYS >= .10         1                 2.2    -1.2     4
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.31   1/09                       0.27  1/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             57.4   1952
 24 HR TOTAL       17.6   1-03-1952
 SNOW DEPTH        45     1-12-1952
TOTALS              1.2               9.6    -8.4     7.5
SINCE 7/1          19.9              37.2   -17.3    21.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 8      -7       2
DAYS >= TRACE      11                16.3    -5.3    19
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 2.9    -2.9     4
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   1/31                          7  1/17
 24 HR TOTAL      0.8   1/17                        1.8  1/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1758              1812     -54    1204
 SINCE 7/1       6441              7236    -795    6096
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               12.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     29/010    DATE   01/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     37/020    DATE   01/22

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                 3
RAIN                      7     GLAZE                       8
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     10     HAZE                        0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       4
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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AT THE UPPER LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE A STRONG RIDGE STAYED IN PLACE FROM THE
BERING SEA ALL THE WAY THROUGH EASTERN INTERIOR ALASKA AND INTO BRITISH COLUMBIA.
THIS ALLOWED A BROAD TROUGH TO FORM OVER THE ALASKAN PENISULA. THE POSITIONING OF
THE ALEUTIAN LOW AND THE RIDGE OVER ALASKA ALLOWED FOR A BACK AND FORTH OF COOLER
AND WARMER WEATHER DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015.

LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES... JANUARY 2015 HAD BELOW NORMAL AVERAGES. THE MEAN HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS THE 40TH WARMEST ON RECORD...THE MEAN MINIMUM WAS THE 31ST HIGHEST
ON RECORD AND THE MEAN AVERAGE WAS THE 35TH WARMEST ON RECORD. NO RECORDS WERE
BROKEN OR TIED THROUGH JANUARY 2015.

PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR JANUARY 2015...PRECIPITATION WAS THE 47TH
HIGHEST TOTAL ON RECORD. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS THE 7TH LOWEST ON RECORD AT 1.2
INCHES.

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CROAKMAN



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