Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Kotzebue, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS, AK
902 AM AKST THU JAN 4 2018

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...THE KOTZEBUE AK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1920 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              37   12/13/2017
                        12/31/2016
                        12/30/2015
 LOW              -49   12/13/1935
HIGHEST            37R  12/13        MM      MM       37  12/31
LOWEST            -11   12/30        MM      MM      -17  12/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     23.3               8.7    14.6     11.6
AVG. MINIMUM     12.8              -4.1    16.9      1.5
MEAN             18.0               2.3    15.7      6.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     27              29.8    -2.8       29
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              31.0     0.0       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       6              19.5   -13.5       14

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.34   2004
 MINIMUM            T   1934
                        1933
TOTALS           1.58              0.76    0.82     0.74
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.02    0.03     0.02
DAYS >= .01        19              11.0     8.0       11
DAYS >= .10         4               2.6     1.4        2
DAYS >= .50         1               0.0     1.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.60   12/18 TO 12/18           12/29 TO 12/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           34.8   2011
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        50   12/31/2011
                        12/30/2011
                        12/29/2011
TOTALS           19.7              11.5     8.2     14.1
SINCE 7/1        60.7              28.9    31.8     19.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     48                12      36        5
DAYS >= TRACE      22              11.7    10.3       16
DAYS >= 1.0         4               3.9     0.1        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        59R  12/31                         17  12/31
                                                          12/30
 24 HR TOTAL      8.3   12/18 TO 12/18           12/29 TO 12/29

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1448              1944    -496     1802
 SINCE 7/1       5265              6302   -1037     5415
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          1                 5      -4        5
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              15.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    52/090    DATE  12/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    70/140    DATE  12/19

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               22     SLEET                      0
FOG                      26     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      8

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

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