Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Bethel, AK

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BETHEL AK
1139 AM AKST MON JAN 19 2015

...COLDEST TEMPERATURES OF WINTER SO FAR IN BETHEL...

AS OF 11 AM MONDAY...THE TEMPERATURE AT THE BETHEL AIRPORT
HAS FALLEN TO THE LOWEST POINT SO FAR THIS WINTER WITH A
TEMPERATURE OF -7 F.

LOOKING AT THE RECORDS FOR THE BETHEL AIRPORT FOR
METEOROLOGICAL WINTER /DEFINED AS DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH
FEBRUARY 28TH/...ONLY THE WINTER OF 1978-1979 HAD A WARMER
LOW TEMPERATURE TO DATE /-5 ON CHRISTMAS DAY 1978/.

CLIMATE DATA THROUGH 12 AM ON JANUARY 18TH SHOWS THAT TO DATE
THE 2014-2015 WINTER IN BETHEL IS CURRENTLY RANKED AS THE 4TH
WARMEST ON RECORD WITH A MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 18.7 F. THE WARMEST
ON RECORD FOR THIS PERIOD /DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH MIDNIGHT JANUARY
18TH/ WAS THE WINTER OF 1978-1979 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 22.6 F.



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