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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANNETTE, AK
105 AM AKST SUN FEB 1 2015

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...THE ANNETTE WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 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              61   1/14/1981
 LOW                1   1/04/1982
HIGHEST            52   1/14         51       1      54  1/17
LOWEST             21   1/05         16       5      21  1/31
AVG. MAXIMUM       45.9              41.6     4.3    43.9
AVG. MINIMUM       38.2              32.4     5.8    33.0
MEAN               42.1              36.9     5.2    38.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1                 3.4    -2.4     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32      6                13.9    -7.9    16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           20.69   1958
 MINIMUM            0.77   1950
TOTALS             14.71             10.73    3.98    8.13
DAILY AVG.          0.47              0.35    0.12    0.26
DAYS >= .01        25                22.1     2.9    19
DAYS >= .10        22                17.3     4.7    13
DAYS >= .50        12                 7.6     4.4     3
DAYS >= 1.0         3                 3.1    -0.1     2
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        2.25   1/20                       2.11  1/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             36.3   1974
 24 HR TOTAL       12.3   1-03-1972
 SNOW DEPTH        42     1-09-1965
TOTALS              3.3               7.6    -4.3     1.0
SINCE 7/1           7.9              19.0   -11.1    10.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0       0
DAYS >= TRACE       4                 8.2    -4.2     2
DAYS >= 1.0         2                 2.6    -0.6     1
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   1/06                          0  1/11
 24 HR TOTAL      1.8   1/04                        1.0  1/11

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     703               868    -165     817
 SINCE 7/1       3424              3779    -355    3530
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                9.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     39/140    DATE   01/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     56/130    DATE   01/20

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                     26     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      4     HAZE                        0
FOG                      24     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       1
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&

THE MONTH OF JANUARY FOR ANNETTE, AK WAS ANOTHER WARMER AND SEMI-WETTER ONE THAN
USUAL ALONG WITH BEING SLIGHTLY WINDIER.   THERE WAS AN INFREQUENTLY AMOUNT OF
SNOWFALL, JUST 3.3 INCHES IN A TWO DAY SPAN ON THE 4TH AND 5TH, WHICH WAS LESS THAN
HALF THE AVERAGE 7.6 INCHES FOR JANUARY.  HOWEVER, LAST YEAR JANUARY ONLY RECEIVED
1 INCH OF SNOWFALL AND ALSO FOR THIS MONTH IT IS COMMON FOR EVERY FEW TO 5 YEARS OR
SO TO HAVE VERY LITTLE SNOWFALL.  ANOTHER 26 DAYS OF RAIN, JUST AS LAST MONTH, HAD
US WITH A TOTAL OF 14.71 INCHES WHICH WAS ALMOST 4 INCHES HIGHER THAN THE NORMAL
AMOUNT.   THIS WAS ALMOST DOUBLE LAST YEARS AMOUNT AND A RECORD WAS EVEN SET FOR A
DAILY AMOUNT OF 2.07 INCHES FOR THE 21ST.

ON THE POSITIVE SIDE, IT WAS WARMER THAN THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF A BRISK
36.4 DEGREES F (FAHRENHEIT) BY SLIGHTLY OVER 5 DEGREES F AT 42.1 DEGREES F.   THE
SAME GOES FOR THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WHICH WAS ALMOST 5 DEGREES F
OVER AT 45.9 DEGREES F.   THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE REACHED FOR THE MONTH WAS 52
DEGREES F.  THERE WAS ALSO A RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE 24TH WHICH WAS
FOR 51 DEGREES F.

ON THE COLDER SIDE, THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 38.2 DEGREES F WHICH WAS
ABOUT 6 DEGREES F HIGHER THAN THE USUAL WINTRY 32.4 DEGREES F.  TWO RECORDS FOR
DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE REACHED FOR 46 DEGREES F AND 47 DEGREES F ON
THE 23RD AND 22ND, RESPECTIVELY.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE IT DROPPED TO WAS 21
DEGREES F ON THE 5TH.  LASTLY, THE MONTH WAS A LITTLE WINDY WITH AN AVERAGE WIND
SPEED OF 9.5MPH SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE 5.4MPH.  WE ALSO HAD 18 DAYS
WITH PEAK WINDS OF AT LEAST 30MPH OR ABOVE WITH A HIGHEST GUST FROM A STORM SYSTEM
OF 56MPH ON THE 20TH WHICH IS 7TH ON THE ALL TIME HIGH LIST FOR JANUARY.

$$
JZ FEB 15



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