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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MCGRATH, AK
1000 AM AKST MON DEC 1 2014

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...THE MCGRATH AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1940 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              50   11/12/2014
 LOW              -53   11/30/1990
HIGHEST            50   11/12        34      16      43  11/09
LOWEST            -11               -28      17     -21  11/30
AVG. MAXIMUM       22.8              13.2     9.6    20.3
AVG. MINIMUM        9.4              -2.1    11.5     5.8
MEAN               16.1               5.5    10.6    13.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     23                26.8    -3.8    23
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     29                29.6    -0.6    29
DAYS MIN <= 0       8                17.4    -9.4    11

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            4.34   1979
 MINIMUM            0.02   1963
TOTALS              0.72              1.41   -0.69    1.42
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.05   -0.03    0.05
DAYS >= .01         6                12.5    -6.5    12
DAYS >= .10         3                 4.0    -1.0     3
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.5    -0.5     1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.33   11/29                      0.61  11/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             53.6   1994
 24 HR TOTAL       14.2   11-10-1946
 SNOW DEPTH        29     11-17-1994
TOTALS              6.0              19.3   -13.3    11.4
SINCE 7/1           9.7              30.0   -20.3    12.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 8      -7       1
DAYS >= TRACE       7                19.3   -12.3    21
DAYS >= 1.0         2                 5.7    -3.7     4
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.5    -0.5     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   11/30                         5  11/25
 24 HR TOTAL      3.5   11/29                       2.5  11/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1458              1784    -326    1551
 SINCE 7/1       3645              4132    -487    3452
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1         11                16      -5      78
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                2.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     16/080    DATE   11/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     26/150    DATE   11/10

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                      5     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      7     HAZE                        1
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       1
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&
THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2014 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE OF 22.8 DEGREES WAS NEARLY 10 DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL...AND THE
AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE REMAINED ABOVE 0 DEGREES AND NEARLY 12 DEGREES WARMER
THAN NORMAL. MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE AT OR BELOW FREEZING FOR 23 DAYS...AND ON 8
DAYS THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FELL TO OR BELOW 0 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
RECORDED FOR NOVEMBER WAS 50 DEGREES...A NEW RECORD...AND THE LOWEST WAS -11
DEGREES. SEVERAL TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH. ON 11
NOVEMBER...MCGRATH RECORDED A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 43 DEGREES...WHICH TIED THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 43 SET IN 1974. THE NEXT DAY...ON 12 NOVEMBER...MCGRATH RECORDED
A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 50 DEGREES...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 49 SET IN
1967 AND ESTABLISHING A NEW ALL TIME MAXIMUM RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. ALSO
ON THE 12TH...MCGRATH RECORDED A MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 37 DEGREES...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS HIGH MINIMUM RECORD OF 35 SET IN 1974. ON 13 NOVEMBER...MCGRATH RECORDED A
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 43 DEGREES WHICH BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 41 SET IN
2013. ALSO ON THE 13TH...MCGRATH RECORDED A MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 38 DEGREES WHICH
BROKE THE PREVIOUS HIGH MINIMUM RECORD OF 30 SET IN 2000.

 0.72 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECEIVED AT THE STATION DURING THE MONTH...OR
ABOUT 50 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 0.33 INCHES WAS
RECEIVED ON 29 NOVEMBER...SETTING A NEW RECORD FOR DAILY PRECIPITATION BY BREAKING
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.28 INCHES SET IN 1976. 6.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED
DURING THE MONTH...WHICH IS LESS THAN ONE THIRD OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT...WITH THE
GREATEST 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 3.5 INCHES OCCURRING ON 29 NOVEMBER.

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JMC DEC 14



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