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CLMMCG

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MCGRATH, AK
820 AM AKST MON FEB 1 2016

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...THE MCGRATH AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1940 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              54   1/30/1945
 LOW              -75   1/27/1989
HIGHEST            43   1/02         32      11      31  1/01
LOWEST            -21               -46      25     -43  1/26
AVG. MAXIMUM       17.5               2.3    15.2     3.1
AVG. MINIMUM       -0.4             -15.3    14.9   -13.8
MEAN                8.5              -6.5    15.0    -5.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     25                28.7    -3.7    31
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     31                30.8     0.2    31
DAYS MIN <= 0      17                23.4    -6.4    20

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.74   1993
 MINIMUM            0.08   2016
TOTALS              0.08              1.09   -1.01    0.27
DAILY AVG.          0.00              0.03   -0.03    0.01
DAYS >= .01         4                10.7    -6.7     6
DAYS >= .10         0                 3.0    -3.0     1
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.3    -0.3     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.03   1/28                       0.12  1/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             42.2   1993
 24 HR TOTAL       16.2   1-03-2005
 SNOW DEPTH        53     1-09-1949
TOTALS              1.3              15.7   -14.4     5.9
SINCE 7/1          61.0              66.1    -5.1    31.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     17                22      -4      12
DAYS >= TRACE       6                17.0   -11.0     9
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 4.9    -4.9     3
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        18   1/31                         14  1/26
 24 HR TOTAL      0.8   1/13                        2.0  1/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1742              2213    -471    2171
 SINCE 7/1       7862              8459    -597    7488
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                2.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     25/200    DATE    01/3
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     35/200    DATE    01/3

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     ICE PELLETS                 0
RAIN                      1     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      6     HAZE                        5
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       3
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&

THIS MONTH SPLIT FROM THE NORM IN MULTIPLE AREAS...FIRST MCGRATH BROKE SEVERAL HIGH
TEMPERATURE RECORDS THIS MONTH...JAN 2 WITH A TEMP OF 43...PREVIOUSLY 42 SET IN
1988...JAN 3 WITH A TEMP OF 40...PREVIOUSLY 34 SET IN 2011...JAN 5 WITH A TEMP OF
42...PREVIOUSLY 38 SET IN 1993...FINALLY JAN 6 WITH 38 TYING THE PREVIOUS SET IN
1993...OVERALL MCGRATH WAS WARMER THAN THE NORM BOTH FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE...WHILE
ALSO BEING 25 DEGREE SPLIT FROM THE NORM LOW...ALSO WAS A DRY MONTH IN MCGRATH WITH
A TOTAL PRECIPITATION ABOUT OF 0.08...WHILE NETTING ONLY 1.3 INCHES OF
SNOWFALL...CAUSING MCGRATH TO FALL BEHIND THE TOTAL SEASON SNOWFALL NORM.

$$
SBY FEB 16




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