Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Kotzebue, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTZEBUE, AK
309 PM AKST WED FEB 3 2016

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...THE KOTZEBUE WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1898 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              44   1/1901
 LOW              -55   1/18/1934
HIGHEST            35   1/04         29       6      29  1/17
LOWEST            -16               -33      17     -30  1/27
AVG. MAXIMUM       19.6               3.9    15.7     9.8
AVG. MINIMUM        7.9              -9.5    17.4    -2.0
MEAN               13.8              -2.8    16.6     3.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     27                30.2    -3.2    31
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     31                31.0     0.0    31
DAYS MIN <= 0       8                21.5   -13.5    16

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            0.64   1963
 MINIMUM            0.00   2016
TOTALS              0.38              0.62   -0.24    0.36
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.02   -0.01    0.01
DAYS >= .01         9                 8.0     1.0     8
DAYS >= .10         0                 1.6    -1.6     1
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.09   1/30                       0.16  1/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             56.0   1937
 24 HR TOTAL       12.9   1-10-2007
 SNOW DEPTH        78     1937
TOTALS              5.9               9.1    -3.2     3.4
SINCE 7/1          37.9              33.5     4.4    11.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     17                18       4       2
DAYS >= TRACE      16                13.8     2.2    12
DAYS >= 1.0         1                 3.0    -2.0     1
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        27   1/31                          4  1/31
 24 HR TOTAL      1.4   1/30                        1.6  1/17

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1579              2097    -518    1886
 SINCE 7/1       7431              8399    -968    7324
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               12.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     41/220    DATE    01/6
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     49/210    DATE    01/6

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                      4     GLAZE                       2
DRIZZLE                   1     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     16     HAZE                        2
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              5


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

WARMER JANUARY THAN NORMAL. LOWER PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL AMOUNTS THAN NORMAL.
THIS WAS DUE TO MORE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING AFFECTING OUR AREA FOR THE MONTH OF
JANUARY WITH ONLY A HANDFUL OF LOW PRESSURES AFFECTING THE REGION.


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LEHL FEB 16



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