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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
516 AM AKST MON MAR 2 2015

...FEBRUARY 2015 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR ANCHORAGE...

ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MEASURED 1.1 INCHES OF SNOW FOR
THE MONTH...MAKING THE MONTH THE FIFTH LEAST SNOWY FEBRUARY SINCE
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1952.

ONLY TWO DAYS IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY SAW MEASURABLE SNOWFALL...
0.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 12TH AND 0.2 INCHES FELL ON THE
28TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.72 INCHES, WHICH IS
PRECISELY THE NORMAL FOR FEBRUARY.

THE CURRENT SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL IS NOW 20.5 INCHES. THE NORMAL
SNOWFALL THROUGH THE END OF FEBRUARY IS 60.3 INCHES.

THE 2014-2015 SNOW SEASON IS CURRENTLY NUMBER TWO FOR LEAST
AMOUNT OF SNOW...BEHIND THE 1985-1986 SNOW SEASON WHICH SAW 19.6
INCHES OF SNOWFALL THROUGH THE END OF FEBRUARY. THE CURRENT RECORD
FOR LEAST SNOW FOR AN ENTIRE SNOW SEASON IS 30.4 INCHES SET IN
1957-1958.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...FEBRUARY 2015 IS THE 15TH WARMEST FEBRUARY ON
RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 25.0 DEGREES.

THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 22ND...AT
47 DEGREES.

THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 5TH...AT 0
DEGREES.

...DAILY RECORDS BROKEN...
44 DEGREES IS THE NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY
17TH...PREVIOUSLY 43 IN 1984
47 DEGREES IS THE NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY
22ND...PREVIOUSLY 45 IN 1978 AND 1970
0.40 INCHES IS THE NEW RECORD HIGH DAILY PRECIPITATION FOR
FEBRUARY 21ST...PREVIOUSLY 0.11 INCHES IN 1968

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