Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Kotzebue, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTZEBUE, AK
1220 PM AKDT SUN AUG 2 2015

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...THE KOTZEBUE WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 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              85   7/05/1958
 LOW               30   7/02/1976
HIGHEST            79   7/06         66      13      80  7/07
LOWEST             48                36      12      41  7/25
AVG. MAXIMUM       63.6              59.5     4.1    58.1
AVG. MINIMUM       53.8              49.7     4.1    49.2
MEAN               58.7              54.6     4.1    53.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.1    -0.1     1
DAYS MAX >= 70      7                 2.8     4.2     2
DAYS MIN <= 32      0                 0.0    -0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.65   2012
 MINIMUM            0.00   1995
TOTALS              0.35              1.45   -1.10    2.59
DAILY AVG.          0.01              0.05   -0.04    0.08
DAYS >= .01         8                 9.5    -1.5    17
DAYS >= .10         1                 3.8    -2.8     9
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.4    -0.4     1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.11   7/16                       0.55  7/13

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              0.2   2002
 24 HR TOTAL        0.2   7-02-2002
 SNOW DEPTH         0     7-01-2002
TOTALS              0.0               0.0     0.0     0.0
SINCE 7/1           0.0               0.0     0.0     0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0       0
DAYS >= TRACE       0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                            0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM                          0.0  MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     196               326    -130     354
 SINCE 7/1        196               326    -130     354
COOLING TOTAL      10                 0      10       8
 SINCE 1/1         14                 0      14       8
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               10.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     25/240    DATE   07/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     29/230    DATE   07/31

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                     15     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      0     HAZE                        7
FOG                      12     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.

&&
...WARM WITH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION IN KOTZEBUE...

TEMPERATURES...THE DAILY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS THE 12TH WARMEST IN STATION
HISTORY...5TH WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE...AND 7TH WARMEST FOR AVERAGE
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE. THERE WAS ONE NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE AND ONE HIGH MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE BROKEN ALONG WITH TWO HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES TIED DURING THE MONTH.
THERE WERE SEVEN DAYS WHERE THE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS SEVENTY DEGREES OR
ABOVE.

DATE   OLD RECORD   YEAR   NEW RECORD
7/6       77        2014      79
7/23      59        2005      60*

*-HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

RECORDS TIED

7/6-TEMPERATURE OF 63 DEGREES TIED THE RECORD SET BACK IN 1987.
7/22-TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES TIED THE RECORD SET BACK IN 2009.


PRECIPITATION...THE VILLAGE WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION ONLY RECEIVING
TWENTY FOUR PERCENT OF THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH. THE MONTH WAS THE
7TH DRIEST IN STATION HISTORY. THERE WERE NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS SET FOR
THE MONTH. THERE WAS ONLY ONE DAY WHERE THE VILLAGE SAW MORE THAN A TENTH OF AN
INCH OF RAINFALL WITH EIGHT DAYS SEEING A HUNDREDTH OR LESS OF RAINFALL.

THE FORECAST FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER CALLS FOR INCREASED CHANCES FOR
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND EQUAL CHANCES FOR BELOW NORMAL...NEAR NORMAL OR ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.



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KELLY AUG 15




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