Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bethel, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE, AK
336 PM AKST MON JAN 1 2018

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...THE BETHEL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   12/27/2016
 LOW              -44   12/31/1948
HIGHEST            41                MM      MM       39
LOWEST             -4                MM      MM      -18
AVG. MAXIMUM     30.3              16.8    13.5     19.4
AVG. MINIMUM     19.4               3.9    15.5      7.7
MEAN             24.8              10.4    14.4     13.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     17              24.1    -7.1       21
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              29.9    -0.9       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       3              13.3   -10.3       12

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           1.04              1.12   -0.08     0.76
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.04   -0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01        16              10.6     5.4       10
DAYS >= .10         4               3.4     0.6        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.20   12/19 TO 12/19           12/28 TO 12/29
                                                          12/28 TO 12/28
                                                          12/28 TO 12/28
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/29(00) TO 12/29(00)
                                                 12/28(00) TO 12/28(00)8
                                                 12/28(00) TO 12/28(00)8

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS           11.1              11.4    -0.3      7.5
SINCE 7/1        18.4              29.3   -10.9     11.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      3                 7      -4        2
DAYS >= TRACE      23              10.5    12.5       14
DAYS >= 1.0         5               3.7     1.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   12/20                          6  12/03
                        12/19
                        12/04
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   12/19 TO 12/19           12/28 TO 12/28
                                                          12/28 TO 12/28
                                                          12/28 TO 12/28
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1236              1694    -458     1589
 SINCE 7/1       4402              5417   -1015     4817
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          6                 4       2       13

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              14.1
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   6/084
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/150    DATE  12/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/150    DATE  12/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     87

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               22     SLEET                      0
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      2

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

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