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CXAK59 PAMC 011620
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MCGRATH, AK
820 AM AKDT FRI AUG 1 2014

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...THE MCGRATH AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1940 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              89   7/07/2009
 LOW               31   7/17/2003
HIGHEST            85   7/05         79       6      85  7/28
LOWEST             36                39      -3      45  7/26
AVG. MAXIMUM       67.7              69.3    -1.6    69.8
AVG. MINIMUM       50.4              50.7    -0.3    50.2
MEAN               59.1              59.9    -0.8    60.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      3                 3.0     0.0     6
DAYS MAX >= 70     12                14.2    -2.2    17
DAYS MIN <= 32      0                 0.0    -0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            5.36   1975
 MINIMUM            0.38   1993
TOTALS              2.58              2.38    0.20    1.92
DAILY AVG.          0.08              0.08    0.00    0.06
DAYS >= .01        14                13.9     0.1    16
DAYS >= .10         8                 6.6     1.4     7
DAYS >= .50         1                 0.9     0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.69   7/07                       0.47  7/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T     2007
 24 HR TOTAL        T     7-03-2007
 SNOW DEPTH         0     7-31-2014
TOTALS              0.0               0.0     0.0     0.0
SINCE 7/1           0.0               0.0     0.0     0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0       0
DAYS >= TRACE       0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                            0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM                          0.0  MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     187               172      15     165
 SINCE 7/1        187               172      15     165
COOLING TOTAL      11                11       0      15
 SINCE 1/1         11                16      -5      75
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                4.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     21/210    DATE   07/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     28/270    DATE    07/1

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                     20     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      0     HAZE                        0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&
BASED ON CLIMATE NORMALS...THE MONTH OF JULY WAS NEARLY A TYPICAL ONE FOR
MCGRATH...WITH DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES AVERAGING 67.7 DEGREES AND DAILY
MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AVERAGING 50.4 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 1.6 DEGREES COOLER THAN THE CLIMATE NORMAL VALUE. MCGRATH
EXPERIENCED 3 DAYS WITH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 80
DEGREES... AND 12 DAYS WITH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 70
DEGREES...ABOUT 2 DAYS FEWER THAN NORMAL. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED
DURING THE MONTH WAS 85 DEGREES...APPROACHING BUT NOT EXCEEDING THE HIGHEST EVER
OF 89 DEGREES SET IN 2009. THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION FOR JULY...2.58
INCHES...WAS ALSO CLOSE TO THE NORMAL VALUE. DAILY AVERAGE PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS
MATCHED THE CLIMATE NORMAL AMOUNTS...THOUGH MCGRATH RECEIVED 0.69 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION ON 7 JULY ALONE...ROUGHLY ONE QUARTER OF THE TOTAL MONTHLY AMOUNT
IN A SINGLE 24 HOUR PERIOD. THERE WERE 20 DAYS WITH A TRACE AMOUNT OR MORE OF
PRECIPITATION. ON 5 JULY MCGRATH RECORDED A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 85
DEGREES...WHICH TIED THE RECORD SET IN 1997. ON JULY 16TH...MCGRATH RECORDED A
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 57 DEGREES...WHICH TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM SET IN
1960. MCGRATH SET A NEW RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 53 DEGREES ON 19
JULY...BREAKING THE RECORD OF 54 DEGREES SET IN 1967. ON 26 JULY MCGRATH TIED
THE RECORD MINIMUM OF 42 DEGREES PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1972...AND THEN SET A NEW
RECORD MINIMUM TEMPERATURE THE NEXT DAY...REACHING 36 DEGREES ON 27
JULY...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 40 DEGREES SET IN 1986. ON 28
JULY...MCGRATH RECORDED 0.48 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 0.45 INCHES SET IN 1946.

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JMC AUG 14



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