Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bethel, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BETHEL, AK
411 PM AKDT THU JUN 4 2015

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...THE BETHEL AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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              80   5/31/1993
 LOW               -5   5/02/1949
HIGHEST            70   5/31         67       3      68  5/14
LOWEST             29                21       8      23  5/08
AVG. MAXIMUM       54.8              50.5     4.3    53.3
AVG. MINIMUM       38.5              33.3     5.2    34.5
MEAN               46.7              41.9     4.8    43.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 1.2    -1.2     0
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0    -0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      1                 1.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32      6                13.8    -7.8     8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.63   2002
 MINIMUM            0.02   1954
TOTALS              1.80              1.14    0.66    0.64
DAILY AVG.          0.06              0.03    0.03    0.02
DAYS >= .01        14                11.4     2.6     8
DAYS >= .10         7                 4.0     3.0     4
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.37   5/20                       0.21  5/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              7.7   1998
 24 HR TOTAL        6.2   5-02-2002
 SNOW DEPTH        20     5-01-1977
TOTALS              0.0               2.1    -2.1     0.0
SINCE 7/1          42.1              61.3   -19.2    27.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0       0
DAYS >= TRACE       2                 7.5    -5.5     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.6    -0.6     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                            0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   5/03                        0.0  MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     562               716    -154     647
 SINCE 7/1      10741             12148   -1407   10657
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     29/190    DATE   05/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     35/180    DATE   05/13

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              1     ICE PELLETS                 1
RAIN                     25     GLAZE                       2
DRIZZLE                   2     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      2     HAZE                        3
FOG                      12     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.

&&
...MAY WARMER WITH MORE PRECIPITATION THAN NORMAL

TEMPERATURES...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR MAY WERE SIX DEGREES WARMER THAN
USUAL... THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS TWO DEGREES WARMER THAN LAST YEAR AND
THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS SIX DEGREES WARMER THAN LAST YEAR.

PRECIPITATION...MAY PRECIPITATION TOTALS OF 1.80 INCHES WERE 0.87 INCHES HIGHER
THAN THE AVERAGE OF 0.93 INCHES...AND 1.16 INCHES HIGHER THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OF
0.64 INCHES.

SNOW...MAY SNOWFALL TOTALS OF A TRACE WAS LESS THAN THE AVERAGE OF 1.6 INCHES...
AND SIMILAR TO LAST YEARS TOTAL OF 0.0 INCHES.

RECORDS...ONE NEW RECORD IN MAY
MAY 19TH 1984 RECORD FOR HIGH MIN TEMP OF 41 WAS BROKEN WITH A NEW RECORD OF 42 ON
MAY 19TH


$$
RD JUN 15



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