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Issued by NWS St. Paul, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST PAUL, AK
711 AM AKDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE ST PAUL AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 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              49   4/28/1993
 LOW               -8   4/23/1976
HIGHEST            47   4/28         37      10      43  4/30
LOWEST             23                 9      14      13  4/15
AVG. MAXIMUM       39.9              33.4     6.5    34.2
AVG. MINIMUM       32.4              25.1     7.3    24.9
MEAN               36.2              29.2     6.9    29.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5                 9.9    -4.9     7
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13                22.4    -9.4    25
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.2    -0.2     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.21   1979
 MINIMUM            0.08   1992
TOTALS              1.20              1.08    0.12    1.25
DAILY AVG.          0.04              0.03    0.01    0.04
DAYS >= .01        20                11.4     8.6    19
DAYS >= .10         3                 2.6     0.4     6
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.29   4/17-4/18                  0.20  4/08

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             18.4   2006
 24 HR TOTAL       10.0   4-02-1966
 SNOW DEPTH        35     4-04-2013
TOTALS              0.9               5.7    -4.8     9.2
SINCE 7/1          52.6              51.5     1.1    48.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3       0
DAYS >= TRACE      18                19.7    -1.7    23
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 1.6    -1.6     3
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   4/06                          5  4/03
 24 HR TOTAL      0.6   4/04                        1.9  4/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     859              1071    -212    1054
 SINCE 7/1       8009              9227   -1218    8186
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               15.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     38/360    DATE    04/4
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     43/360    DATE    04/4

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                     22     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   1     HAIL                        1
SNOW                     18     HAZE                        0
FOG                      25     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              1


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

&&
...A VERY WARM  APRIL FOR ST PAUL ALASKA...

APRIL 2016 WAS A CONTINUATION OF WARMER TRENDS FOR ST PAUL. HOWEVER...THE START OF
APRIL BEGAN WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 30S...DUE TO NORTHERLY FLOW
OVER THE BERING. A SERIES OF LOWS AND TROUGHS PASSING TO THE SOUTH OVER THE
SUBSEQUENT TWO AND A HALF WEEKS BROUGHT SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW AND ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. BY THE END OF THE MONTH...NORTHWESTERLY FLOW DROPPED TEMPERATURES TO
THE MID TO UPPER 30S...BRINGING SNOW SHOWERS TO CLOSE APRIL.

WITH RESPECT TO TEMPERATURES...THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS THE
WARMEST...THE AVERAGE DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS THE SECOND WARMEST ON
RECORD...AND THE AVERAGE MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE CAME IN SECOND WARMEST ON RECORD.
ELEVEN HIGH MAXIMUM AND SEVEN HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AS
FOLLOWS:

4/7 HIGH MIN OF 35 BREAKING 34 SET IN 2006.
4/8 HIGH MIN OF 34 TIED THE RECORD SET IN 1990.
4/9 HIGH MAX OF 43 BREAKING 41 SET IN 1981.
4/10 HIGH MAX OF 41 TIED THE RECORD SET IN 1981
4/14 HIGH MAX OF 41 TIED THE RECORD SET IN 2003
4/17 HIGH MAX OF 41 BREAKING 40 SET IN 2014.
4/19 HIGH MAX OF 45 TIED THE RECORD SET IN 1978.
4/20 HIGH MIN OF 34 TIED THE RECORD SET IN 2003.
4/21 HIGH MIN OF 38 BREAKING 35 SET IN 1967.
4/23 HIGH MIN OF 38 BREAKING 36 IN 2003.
4/24 HIGH MAX OF 46 BREAKING 43 SET IN 1979 AND HIGH MIN OF 39 BREAKING 36 IN 2005.
4/25 HIGH MAX OF 46 BREAKING 45 SET IN 1979.
4/26 HIGH MAX OF 45 BREAKING 43 SET IN 2004.
4/27 HIGH MIN OF 38 BREAKING 37 SET IN 1958 AND HIGH MAX OF 46 BROKE 43 SET IN
2004.

APRIL 2016 WAS NEAR NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION. THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS NOT
RANKED IN THE TOP 25 WETTEST OR DRIEST. IT WAS WELL BELOW AVERAGE FOR
SNOWFALL...RANKING THE THIRD LEAST SNOWIEST APRIL IN HISTORY WITH ONLY 0.8 INCHES
OF ACCUMULATION.

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WIW MAY 16


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