Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Kotzebue, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTZEBUE, AK
1127 AM AKDT TUE SEP 1 2015

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...THE KOTZEBUE WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1898 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              80   8/06/1968
 LOW               26   8/21/1902
HIGHEST            65   8/05         63       2      75  8/10
LOWEST             36                35       1      40  8/31
AVG. MAXIMUM       54.8              56.1    -1.3    63.4
AVG. MINIMUM       47.3              47.3     0.0    53.5
MEAN               51.1              51.7    -0.6    58.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 1.1    -1.1     8
DAYS MIN <= 32      0                 0.0    -0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            5.18   1951
 MINIMUM            0.00   1995
TOTALS              3.99              2.18    1.81    1.51
DAILY AVG.          0.13              0.07    0.06    0.05
DAYS >= .01        16                11.4     4.6    11
DAYS >= .10        10                 5.0     5.0     5
DAYS >= .50         3                 0.7     2.3     0
DAYS >= 1.0         1                 0.1     0.9     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        1.26   8/25                       0.40  8/22

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              0.3   1962
 24 HR TOTAL        0.2   8-31-1962
 SNOW DEPTH         0     8-31-2015
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     425               412      13     206
 SINCE 7/1        621               738    -117     560
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0      11
 SINCE 1/1         14                 0      14      19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               12.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     31/280    DATE   08/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     37/310    DATE   08/27

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                     21     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      0     HAZE                        2
FOG                      14     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.

&&
...A WET MONTH IN KOTZEBUE...

TEMPERATURES... THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM WAS 1.2 DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL...THE
AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS RIGHT AT THE CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL...AND THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE WAS SIX TENTHS OF A DEGREE WARMER THAN NORMAL. THERE WERE NO DAILY
TEMPERATURES SET DURING THE MONTH.


PRECIPITATION...THE VILLAGE SAW RAINFALL ON TWENTY ONE DAYS THIS MONTH...TEN DAYS
WITH A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OBSERVED...THREE DAYS OF ONE HALF INCH OR MORE
OBSERVED. KOTZEBUE RECEIVED 1.88 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL.
THE RAINFALL TOTAL OF 4.01 INCHES RANKED 8TH ALL TIME IN STATION HISTORY. THERE WAS
ONE NEW RECORD SET FOR THE MONTH ON THE 25TH. THE VILLAGE SAW 1.26 INCHES OF
RAINFALL BREAKING THE RECORD OF 0.77 INCHES BACK IN 1975.


$$

KELLY SEP 15



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