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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VALDEZ, AK
1140 AM AKST MON MAR 3 2014

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...THE VALDEZ WSO CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1972 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              52   2/27/1991
 LOW              -10   2/04/1999
HIGHEST            44   2/28         41       3      39  2/28
LOWEST              3                 6      -3      14  2/07
AVG. MAXIMUM       28.6              31.1    -2.5    34.0
AVG. MINIMUM       13.8              20.9    -7.1    25.1
MEAN               21.2              25.9    -4.7    29.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     24                12.9    11.1     5
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     28                26.6     1.4    28
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.4    -0.4     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           14.47   1996
 MINIMUM            0.06   2007
TOTALS              0.78              5.79   -5.01    6.93
DAILY AVG.          0.03              0.20   -0.17    0.25
DAYS >= .01         8                15.1    -7.1    21
DAYS >= .10         3                10.1    -7.1    14
DAYS >= .50         0                 3.9    -3.9     3
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 1.4    -1.4     2
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.22   2/13                       1.88  2/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            180.0   1996
 24 HR TOTAL       30.7   2-05-1996
 SNOW DEPTH        97     2-27-2012
TOTALS             13.4              61.3   -47.9    96.3
SINCE 7/1         192.9             252.4   -59.5   255.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     35                40      -4      49
DAYS >= TRACE       8                16.3    -8.3    24
DAYS >= 1.0         5                 9.4    -4.4    17
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 3.4    -3.4     5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        42   2/19                         57  2/09
 24 HR TOTAL      3.9   2/13                       17.4  2/09

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1284              1092     192    1051
 SINCE 7/1       6342              6706    -364    6862
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                6.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     37/110    DATE    02/9
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     55/110    DATE    02/9

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                      1     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      8     HAZE                        0
FOG                       0     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              1


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

&&
VALDEZ WEATHER IS GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN WET AND DRY THIS WINTER
WITH A DRY FEBRUARY FOLLOWING THE WET JANUARY AND DRY DECEMBER.

THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE 4TH COLDEST WITH AN AVERAGE LOW OF 13.8
DEGREES FOR THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS JUST BELOW NORMAL.

SNOWFALL WAS WELL BELOW AVERAGE WITH ONLY 13.4 INCHES. THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN
4 YEARS WITH LESS SNOW IN FEBRUARY. SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON IS OVER FIVE
FEET BELOW NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION WAS ALSO VERY LOW WITH ONLY 0.78 INCHES; THE THIRD DRIEST ON
RECORD BEHIND 2007 AND 1989. WITH THE HEAVY PRECIPITATION IN JANUARY THE
ANNUAL IS STILL 2.31 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AS OF THE END OF THE MONTH.

$$
SE MAR 14




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