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CXAK57 PAJK 031553
CLMYAK
Climate Report
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU, AK
644 AM AKST FRI MAR 3 2017

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...The YAKUTAT climate summary for the month of February 2017...

Climate normal period 1981 to 2010
Climate record period 1917 to 2017

Weather         Observed          Normal  Depart  Last Year`s
                 Value   Date(s)  Value   From    Value
                                          Normal
.............................................................
Temperature (F)
Record
 High              56   02/01/1945
 Low               11   02/22/2017
                        02/06/2017
                        02/16/1948
Highest            46   02/25
Lowest             11R  02/22
                        02/06
Avg. Maximum     37.9              36.3     1.6
Avg. Minimum     21.3              23.0    -1.7
Mean             29.6              29.7    -0.1
Days Max >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
Days Max <= 32      4               6.4    -2.4
Days Min <= 32     26              22.5     3.5
Days Min <= 0       0               1.3    -1.3

Precipitation (inches)
Record
 Maximum        32.13   1964
 Minimum         0.21   1989
Totals           7.85             10.86   -3.01
Daily Avg.       0.28              0.39   -0.11
Days >= .01        13              18.6    -5.6
Days >= .10        11              14.1    -3.1
Days >= .50         6               7.2    -1.2
Days >= 1.00        2               3.4    -1.4
Greatest
 24 Hr. Total    2.60   02/13 to 02/13

Snowfall (inches)
Records
 Total           87.3   1965
 Snow Depth       100   02/18/1972
                        02/16/1972
                        02/15/1972
Totals           29.4              28.6     0.8
Since 7/1        83.6             104.4   -20.8
Snowdepth Avg.      5                12      -7
Days >= Trace      14              11.3     2.7
Days >= 1.0         6               7.1    -1.1        1
Greatest
 Snow Depth        16   02/10
 24 Hr Total      8.9

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     983               990      -7
 SINCE 7/1       5727              6116    -389
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0

FREEZE DATES
EARLIEST                        09/16
LATEST                          05/25
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Wind (mph)
Average Wind Speed              4.2
Highest Wind Speed/Direction    35/130    Date  02/13
Highest Gust Speed/Direction    54/140    Date  02/13


Weather Conditions. Number Of Days With
Thunderstorm              0     Mixed Precip               0
Heavy Rain                1     Rain                       4
Light Rain                7     Freezing Rain              0
Lt Freezing Rain          1     Hail                       0
Heavy Snow                3     Snow                       7
Light Snow               15     Sleet                      0
Fog                      21     Fog w/vis <= 1/4 mile      5
Haze                      1

-  Indicates negative numbers.
R  Indicates record was set or tied.
MM Indicates data is missing.
T  Indicates Trace Amount.

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...For February, warm and wet mid month, then Winter storms at the
very end...

Very little action weather-wise for much of February...except for
the middle of the month and then again at the very end of the month.

Daily average temperatures trended down during the first week of the
month and were generally below normal by the end of the week. A
significant and abrupt increase increase in temperatures then
occurred on the 10th of the month. Warmer than normal conditions
persisted through the 16th of February. At that time and for the
remainder of the month, daily average temperatures hovered at or
slightly below normal.

The first week of the month was also very dry. Precipitation
returned along with the warmer than normal temperatures on or
around the 10th of the month and was primarily in the form of rain
for central and southern locations. Yakutat, however, experienced
significant snowfall from the 8th through the 12th, and then again
from the 16th to the 18th. Not much snow fell after that time, but
enough did fall around the middle of the month that Yakutat actually
finished the month with slightly above normal accumulated snow. The
same can not be said for Juneau, which finished the month with only
4.1 inches of snow for the month instead of a more normal 16.8
inches. Annette remained on track for another record low snowfall
month until the very end of the month, when 7 inches fell on
February 28th and pushed that station above normal by over 2 inches
for the month. Major and ongoing winter storms heralded the end of
the month which lasted into the beginning of March.

High winds also affected the panhandle from the 11th through the
14th of the month.

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