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Climate Report
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU, AK
443 AM AKDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...The JUNEAU climate summary for the month of March 2016...

Climate normal period 1981 to 2010
Climate record period 1936 to 2016

Weather         Observed          Normal  Depart
                 Value   Date(s)  Value   From
                                          Normal
................................................
Temperature (F)
Record
 High              61   03/21/1998
 Low              -15   03/07/1972
Highest            58   03/31        49       9
Lowest             23   03/03        13      10
Avg. Maximum     47.3              39.6     7.7
Avg. Minimum     32.5              28.0     4.5
Mean             39.9              33.8     6.1
Days Max >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
Days Max <= 32      0               3.3    -3.3
Days Min <= 32     13              20.1    -7.1
Days Min <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1

Precipitation (inches)
Record
 Maximum         6.50   1994
 Minimum         0.59   1983
Totals           2.17              3.78   -1.61
Daily Avg.       0.07              0.12   -0.05
Days >= .01        16              18.9    -2.9
Days >= .10         7              11.7    -4.7
Days >= .50         0               1.5    -1.5
Days >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1
Greatest
 24 Hr. Total    0.42   03/28 to 03/28

Snowfall (inches)
Records
 Total           62.7   2007
 24 Hr Total     30.6   03/20/1948 to 03/21/1948
 Snow Depth        40   03/10/1972
Totals              T              11.6   -11.6
Since 7/1        34.9              85.6   -50.7
Snowdepth Avg.      0                 5      -5
Days >= Trace       4               6.8    -2.8
Days >= 1.0         0               3.1    -3.1
Greatest
 Snow Depth         0
 24 Hr Total        T   03/15 to 03/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     771               967    -196
 SINCE 7/1       5932              6804    -872
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0

FREEZE DATES
EARLIEST      03/01             09/30
LATEST                          05/12
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Wind (mph)
Average Wind Speed              6.3
Highest Wind Speed/Direction    29/120    Date  03/11
Highest Gust Speed/Direction    36/110    Date  03/11


Weather Conditions. Number Of Days With
Thunderstorm              0     Mixed Precip               1
Heavy Rain                1     Rain                       1
Light Rain               22     Freezing Rain              0
Lt Freezing Rain          0     Hail                       0
Heavy Snow                0     Snow                       2
Light Snow                4     Sleet                      0
Fog                      17     Fog w/vis <= 1/4 mile      3
Haze                      0

-  Indicates negative numbers.
R  Indicates record was set or tied.
MM Indicates data is missing.
T  Indicates Trace Amount.

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...WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD...

MARCH WAS FAIRLY DRY AND A MONTH OF RECORD BREAKING WARMTH. BOTH THE DAILY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AND THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE BROKE RECORDS FOR THE
MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 39.9 DEGREES WHICH IS 6.1 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS MONTHLY RECORD OF 39.6 SET IN 1984. THE
AVERAGE HIGH FOR THE MONTH WAS 47.3 BREAKING THE 1981 RECORD OF 45.5. THIS IS
7.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR MARCH. THE WARMEST DAY WAS THE 31ST WITH A HIGH
OF 58 DEGREES WHICH ALSO BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 52 SET IN 1981. IN ALL
THERE WERE 7 DAYS IN MARCH WITH RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES.

THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 32.5 WHICH IS 4.5 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS A CHILLY 23 DEGREES ON
THE 3RD. THERE WERE ALSO 5 DAYS WITH RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURES.

THE RAINFALL FOR MARCH WAS 2.17 INCHES WHICH IS ONLY SLIGHTLY MORE THAN HALF
OF THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH. THE MOST RAIN FELL ON THE 28TH WITH
0.42 INCHES REPORTED. THE SNOW SEASON FOR THE YEAR IS JUST ABOUT OVER AND IT
IS ENDING WITH A TOTAL SNOWFALL AROUND 4 FEET BELOW THE NORMAL AVERAGE OF
85.9 INCHES. A TRACE OF SNOW DID FALL ON 5 SEPARATE DAYS. THERE WERE JUST 8
DAYS WITHOUT SOME TYPE OF PRECIPITATION.

WINDS IN MARCH WERE PRIMARILY FROM THE SOUTHEAST AVERAGING 6.3 MPH. THE PEAK
WIND WAS 36 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 11TH.



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