Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Barrow, AK

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CXAK59 PABR 020551
CLMBRW

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BARROW, AK
942 PM AKDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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...THE BARROW WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1915 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              42   4/24/1936
 LOW              -42   4/04/1924
HIGHEST            29   4/24         27       2      34  4/30
LOWEST            -13               -24      11     -28  4/09
AVG. MAXIMUM       12.1               8.5     3.6    11.6
AVG. MINIMUM        1.3              -4.9     6.2    -4.0
MEAN                6.7               1.8     4.9     3.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     30                29.4     0.6    29
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     30                30.0     0.0    30
DAYS MIN <= 0      16                20.3    -4.3    17

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            1.36   1963
 MINIMUM            0.00   1938
TOTALS              0.46              0.16    0.30    0.30
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.01    0.01    0.01
DAYS >= .01         9                 5.1     3.9     7
DAYS >= .10         2                 0.3     1.7     2
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.28   4/21-22                    0.12  4/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             15.4   1963
 24 HR TOTAL        5.4   4-21-2010
 SNOW DEPTH        38     4-30-1929
TOTALS              7.2               3.2     4.0     3.8
SINCE 7/1          53.7              34.2    19.5    48.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      6                10      -3       7
DAYS >= TRACE      22                19.4     2.6    24
DAYS >= 1.0         3                 0.5     2.5     1
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   4/22                          9  4/29
 24 HR TOTAL      2.8   4/21-22                     1.5  4/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1742              1895    -154    1829
 SINCE 7/1      16232             17147    -919   15655
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               12.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     35/070    DATE   04/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     42/060    DATE    04/8

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                      0     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     22     HAZE                        2
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       6
BLOWING SNOW              7


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

&&
REMARKS
APRIL 2015 WAS THE 10TH WARMEST  7TH WETTEST AND 7TH SNOWIEST IN 100 YR RECORD.
APRIL 2015 WAS THE 3RD WINDIEST FOR THE PERIOD 2001 TO 2015.
APRIL 22ND WAS THE WETTEST ON RECORD FOR THAT DATE WITH 0.19 IN OF MELTED PREC.
APRIL 22ND WAS THE SNOWIEST ON RECORD FOR THAT DATE WITH 1.9 IN OF SNOWFALL.

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RFL MAY 15




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