Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS King Salmon, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KING SALMON, AK
1241 PM AKST TUE FEB 3 2015

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...THE KING SALMON AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1949 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              53   1/30/2007
 LOW              -48   1/28/1989
HIGHEST            48   1/08         40       8      51  1/26
LOWEST            -12               -23      11      10  1/11
AVG. MAXIMUM       27.8              23.6     4.2    40.7
AVG. MINIMUM       14.5               8.8     5.7    28.9
MEAN               21.1              16.2     4.9    34.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     21                16.3     4.7     2
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     25                26.0    -1.0    18
DAYS MIN <= 0       6                 9.2    -3.2     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.02   1957
 MINIMUM            0.16   1959
TOTALS              0.52              1.02   -0.50    1.75
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.04   -0.02    0.06
DAYS >= .01         7                10.5    -3.5    20
DAYS >= .10         2                 3.3    -1.3     8
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.15   1/08                       0.23  1/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             30.6   1993
 24 HR TOTAL       17.8   1-26-1993
 SNOW DEPTH        20     1-17-2000
TOTALS              0.7              10.2    -9.5    10.6
SINCE 7/1          11.7              29.5   -17.8    25.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 2      -2       1
DAYS >= TRACE       7                14.7    -7.7    14
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 3.2    -3.2     5
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   1/07                          6  1/16
 24 HR TOTAL      0.4   1/22                        2.5  1/12

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1355              1513    -158     927
 SINCE 7/1       5134              6326   -1192    5170
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     38/090    DATE    01/8
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     48/080    DATE    01/8

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                      8     GLAZE                       2
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      7     HAZE                        0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       2
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&

...WARM AND DRY JANUARY AT KING SALMON ALASKA...

THE BRISTOL BAY AREA EXPERIENCED ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
FOR THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF JANUARY 2015. ALTHOUGH A DOMINANT
SOUTHERLY FLOW BROUGHT WARMER TEMPERATURES...THE REGION
RECEIVED LESS PRECIPITATION THAN NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. HIGH
PRESSURE BECAME THE DOMINANT FEATURE BY THE THIRD WEEK. THE
COLD AIR SETTLED IN AND ALLOWED THE NAKNEK RIVER TO FREEZE
COMPLETELY OVER FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS WINTER.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 21.1
DEGREES...4.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE DAILY
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 27.8 WITH AN AVERAGE DAILY MINIMUM
OF 14.5 DEGREES. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED DURING THE
MONTH WAS AN ASTOUNDING 48 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 8TH.
THIS ALSO SET A NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THE 8TH TO
REPLACE THE EXISTING RECORD OF 44 DEGREES...HELD SINCE 1955.
A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS ALSO SET THE FOLLOWING DAY.
A HIGH OF 45 DEGREES ON THE 9TH REPLACES THE PREVIOUS RECORD
OF 44 DEGREES...ALSO HELD SINCE 1955. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE
OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 25TH WITH -12 DEGREES.

THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION MEASURED DURING THE MONTH
WAS A MERE 0.52 INCHES. THIS IS HALF THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 1.02
INCHES. THE HIGHEST DAILY AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED
ON THE 4TH WITH 0.15 INCHES OF RAIN. 13 DAYS OF THE MONTH HAD
A TRACE OR MORE OF MEASURED PRECIPITATION. ONLY 7 TENTHS OF AN
INCH OF SNOW FELL AT THE KING SALMON AIRPORT DURING THE MONTH.
THIS IS A STAGGERING 9.5 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. THE HIGHEST DEPTH
OF SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS 2 INCHES...AS IT REMAINED FROM THE
PREVIOUS MONTH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY WIND SPEED WAS 10.9 MPH. THE HIGHEST AMOUNT
OF SUSTAINED WIND WAS MEASURED ON THE 8TH WITH AN EASTERLY WIND
BLOWING TO 38 MPH. THE HIGHEST SINGLE GUST OF 48 MPH ALSO
OCCURRED ON THE 8TH.

ONLY 2 NEW RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

48 DEGREES ON THE 8TH REPLACES THE OLD RECORD HIGH OF 44 SET IN 1955.
45 DEGREES ON THE 9TH REPLACES THE OLD RECORD HIGH OF 44 SET IN 1955.

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FS FEB 15



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