Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bethel, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BETHEL, AK
1133 AM AKDT WED OCT 1 2014

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...THE BETHEL AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              72   9/10/1979
 LOW               18   9/30/1970
HIGHEST            64   9/12         63       1      61  9/09
LOWEST             30                26       4      26  9/24
AVG. MAXIMUM       55.5              52.2     3.3    50.7
AVG. MINIMUM       40.4              38.9     1.5    38.1
MEAN               47.9              45.6     2.3    44.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0    -0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32      6                 5.7     0.3    10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            7.05   2007
 MINIMUM            0.42   1968
TOTALS              1.26              2.75   -1.49    2.52
DAILY AVG.          0.04              0.09   -0.05    0.08
DAYS >= .01        15                17.9    -2.9    15
DAYS >= .10         6                 8.2    -2.2     5
DAYS >= .50         0                 1.1    -1.1     1
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     1
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.26   9/08                       1.47  9/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              5.5   2004
 24 HR TOTAL        4.8   9-19-1948
 SNOW DEPTH         3     9-25-1996
TOTALS              0.0               0.6    -0.6     0.0
SINCE 7/1           0.0               0.6    -0.6     0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0       0
DAYS >= TRACE       0                 1.7    -1.7     2
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.3    -0.3     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                            0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM                            T  9/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     503               584     -81     611
 SINCE 7/1       1024              1226    -202    1195
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0      18
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     28/230    DATE    09/1
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     36/220    DATE    09/1

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                     17     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      0     HAZE                        0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       2
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&
...WARM AND DRY SEPTEMBER FOR BETHEL...

THE FIRST MONTH OF METEOROLOGICAL AUTUMN IN BETHEL WILL BE RECORDED
IN THE RECORD BOOKS AS GENERALLY WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL.
AN UNUSUALLY STRONG ALEUTIAN LOW FOR SEPTEMBER KEPT THE
PRIMARY STORM TRACK WELL SOUTH OF THE KUSKOKWIM DELTA
AND PROVIDED FOR MOSTLY DRY NORTHERLY WINDS OVER THE REGION.

WITH RESPECT TO MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE...SEPTEMBER 2014 RANKED AS
THE 15TH WARMEST ON RECORD WITH RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1924.
MEAN DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE THE 13TH WARMEST ON RECORD
WITH MEAN DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURES BEING THE 20TH WARMEST. ONE
TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH WITH A DAILY HIGH MINIMUM
OF 51 DEGREES SET ON SEPTEMBER 11.

PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL IN SEPTEMBER WITH THE MONTH COMING
IN AS THE 16TH DRIEST ON RECORD. 17 OF THE 30 DAYS IN THE MONTH
REPORTED PRECIPITATION...MOSTLY IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH.

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