Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE, AK
526 AM AKST SUN JAN 1 2017

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...THE ANCHORAGE AK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1952 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              48   12/09/2005
                        12/26/1999
                        12/02/1992
 LOW              -36   12/14/1964
                        12/28/1961
                        12/27/1961
HIGHEST            37                MM      MM       46
LOWEST             -8                MM      MM        4
AVG. MAXIMUM     22.0              24.8    -2.8     26.4
AVG. MINIMUM     10.1              13.2    -3.1     16.6
MEAN             16.0              19.0    -3.0     21.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     30              23.4     6.6       26
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.1     0.9       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               4.6    -2.6        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.67   2011
                        1955
 MINIMUM         0.09   1995
TOTALS           1.47              1.11    0.36     0.23
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.04    0.01     0.01
DAYS >= .01        11              10.5     0.5        9
DAYS >= .10         5               3.7     1.3        0
DAYS >= .50         0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.47   12/01 TO 12/02           12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           41.6   1955
 24 HR TOTAL     17.7   12/28/1955 TO 12/29/1955
 SNOW DEPTH        47   12/31/1955
TOTALS           16.9              16.7     0.2      2.6
SINCE 7/1        20.8              38.1   -17.3     22.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      7                 8      -1        1
DAYS >= TRACE      18              10.8     7.2       15
DAYS >= 1.0         5               4.6     0.4        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   12/31                          2  12/27
                        12/30                             12/26
                                                          12/25
 24 HR TOTAL      7.7   MM                       12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1509              1426      83     1341
 SINCE 7/1       4162              4590    -428     4155
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1         13                 2      11       34

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     08/28/1984
 LATEST       05/22/1964
EARLIEST      12/01             09/23
LATEST                          05/08
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.7
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   4/016
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/340    DATE  12/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    32/350    DATE  12/03

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               16     SLEET                      0
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      8
HAZE                      4

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

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