Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Kotzebue, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTZEBUE, AK
435 PM AKST MON FEB 2 2015

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...THE KOTZEBUE WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1898 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              40   1/27/2014
 LOW              -55   1/18/1934
HIGHEST            29   1/17         29       0      40  1/27
LOWEST            -30               -33       3     -22  1/16
AVG. MAXIMUM        9.8               3.9     5.9    19.1
AVG. MINIMUM       -2.0              -9.5     7.5     9.5
MEAN                3.9              -2.8     6.7    14.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     31                30.2     0.8    24
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    30
DAYS MIN <= 0      16                21.5    -5.5     9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.83   1937
 MINIMUM            0.00   1966
TOTALS              0.36              0.62   -0.26    0.55
DAILY AVG.          0.01              0.02   -0.01    0.02
DAYS >= .01         8                 8.0    -0.0    10
DAYS >= .10         1                 1.6    -0.6     2
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.16   1/17                       0.20  1/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             60.5   1937
 24 HR TOTAL       13.0   1-10-2007
 SNOW DEPTH        91     1-03-1931
TOTALS              3.4               9.1    -5.7     4.9
SINCE 7/1          11.1              33.5   -22.4    23.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                18     -15       7
DAYS >= TRACE      12                13.8    -1.8    11
DAYS >= 1.0         1                 3.0    -2.0     3
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   1/31                          9  1/26
 24 HR TOTAL      1.6   1/17                        1.9  1/17

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1886              2097    -211    1564
 SINCE 7/1       7324              8399   -1075    7267
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               11.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     35/120    DATE   01/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     39/120    DATE   01/19

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                      1     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   2     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     12     HAZE                        3
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              4


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

&&
...BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN KOTZEBUE...

TEMPERATURES...THE BROKEN RECORD TREND OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR KOTZEBUE
CONTINUED IN JANUARY. THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RANKED 21ST
WARMEST...THE DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RANKED 19TH WARMEST...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURE RANKED 20TH WARMEST IN STATION HISTORY. THERE WERE TWO HIGH MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET DURING THE MONTH.

DATE  OLD RECORD  YEAR    NEW RECORD
1/09     19       2011       24
1/10     20       1993       23


PRECIPITATION...THE MONTH WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL WITH ONLY FORTY SEVEN PERCENT OF
THE NORMAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION RECEIVED FOR THE MONTH. THE STATION ONLY OBSERVED
PRECIPITATION OF A TRACE OR MORE DURING 12 OF THE 31 DAYS.  THERE WERE NO DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORDS SET DURING THE MONTH.


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CKELLY FEB 15




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