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

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1946 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              49   12/29/1977
 LOW              -67   12/27/1961
HIGHEST            45   12/23        MM      MM       36  12/29
LOWEST            -10   12/29        MM      MM      -32  12/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     26.3               5.4    20.9      6.2
AVG. MINIMUM     12.4             -11.8    24.2     -7.2
MEAN             19.3              -3.2    22.5     -0.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     21              29.2    -8.2       29
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.9     0.1       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       4              22.6   -18.6       20

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.02   1990
 MINIMUM         0.05   1942
TOTALS           1.13              1.29   -0.16     0.97
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.04    0.00     0.03
DAYS >= .01        13              12.9     0.1        9
DAYS >= .10         2               3.9    -1.9        2
DAYS >= .50         1               0.3     0.7        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.52   12/02 TO 12/02           12/29 TO 12/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           54.2   1990
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        54   12/17/1994
                        12/16/1994
                        12/15/1994
TOTALS            8.9              20.2   -11.3     13.9
SINCE 7/1        35.7              51.2   -15.5     22.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     14                16      -2        6
DAYS >= TRACE      16              15.3     0.7       15
DAYS >= 1.0         2               6.4    -4.4        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        15   12/23                         10  12/30
                        12/22
                        12/21
 24 HR TOTAL      4.2   12/02 TO 12/02           12/29 TO 12/29

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1409              2114    -705     2022
 SINCE 7/1       4834              6237   -1403     5768
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1         37                20      17       29
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              3.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/110    DATE  12/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    34/120    DATE  12/23

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                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               17     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                     10

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

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