Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS St. Paul, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST PAUL, AK
443 AM AKDT SAT AUG 1 2015

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...THE ST PAUL AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 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              65   7/07/2008
 LOW               28   7/13/1961
HIGHEST            56   7/30         53       3      63  7/31
LOWEST             44                33      11      39  7/29
AVG. MAXIMUM       52.1              50.8     1.3    54.9
AVG. MINIMUM       46.5              43.6     2.9    45.7
MEAN               49.3              47.2     2.1    50.3
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                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            5.85   1950
 MINIMUM            0.36   1988
TOTALS              1.84              1.85   -0.01    1.07
DAILY AVG.          0.06              0.06    0.00    0.03
DAYS >= .01        21                12.8     8.2    11
DAYS >= .10         7                 4.6     2.4     6
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.7    -0.7     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.29   7/20                       0.34  7/22

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              0.0   1949
 24 HR TOTAL        0.0   7-31-2015
 SNOW DEPTH         0     7-31-2015
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     478               553     -75     446
 SINCE 7/1        478               553     -75     446
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               11.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     32/140    DATE    07/6
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     41/140    DATE    07/6

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                     23     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   3     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      0     HAZE                        6
FOG                      30     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       9
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&
...A WARM JULY FOR ST PAUL ALASKA...

JULY 2015 WAS A CONTINUATION OF WARMER TRENDS FOR ST PAUL. A VERTICALLY STACKED LOW
MEANDERED FROM THE CENTRAL BERING TO THE WESTERN BERING CREATING A SOUTHERLY FLOW
THAT STARTED JULY OFF WARM AND WET. ANOTHER VERTICALLY STACKED LOW SOUTH OF THE
ALEUTIANS...ALONG WITH AN AMPLIFIED TROUGH CREATED MORE RAINY CONDITIONS THROUGH
THE THIRD WEEK OF JULY. HIGH PRESSURE CAME INTO THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN BERING BY
THE END OF THE MONTH TO REDUCE RAIN CHANCES AND KEEP TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL.

WITH RESPECT TO TEMPERATURES...THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS THE
TWELFTH WARMEST...THE AVERAGE DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS THE SECOND WARMEST ON
RECORD...AND THE AVERAGE MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE CAME IN TIED FOR THIRD WARMEST ON
RECORD WITH JULY 1993.  TWO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIEDWITH HIGH MINIMUMS
OF 46 ON THE 3RD AND THE 11TH...BOTH TYING RECORDS SET IN 2005.

JULY 2015 WAS NEAR NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION. THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTAL RANKED
NEITHER IN THE TOP 25 OF WETTEST OR DRIEST ON RECORD...AND NO DAILY PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET.

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WIW AUG 15



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