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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
601 PM AKDT WED JUL 1 2015

...NEW MINIMUM SEASONAL SNOWFALL RECORD...

THE NEW MINIMUM SEASONAL SNOWFALL RECORD FOR ANCHORAGE IS 25.1
INCHES...SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN THE PREVIOUS SEASONAL SNOWFALL
LOW OF 30.4 INCHES FROM THE 1957-58 SNOW SEASON. THIS NEW RECORD
IS ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THE NORMAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL OF 74.5 INCHES.
ONLY THREE OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS EXCEEDED THEIR NORMAL MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION AVERAGES...LEAVING A LONG DRY SNOW SEASON.

NOT HAVING NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND CONSISTENT SNOW COVER THROUGH
THE WINTER HAS LEFT THE AREA WITH HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE GROUND COVER.
CITIZENS SHOULD EXERCISE CONSIDERABLE CARE WITH OPEN FLAME SOURCES.

MONTH                RAINFALL                 SNOWFALL
2014/2015      RECORDED     AVERAGE      RECORDED     AVERAGE
JULY             3.23         1.75          0.0         0.0
AUGUST           2.86         3.12          0.0          T
SEPTEMBER        4.21         2.96           T          0.4
OCTOBER          1.29         2.00          3.8         8.3
NOVEMBER         0.35         1.13          2.2        12.8
DECEMBER         0.72         1.07          7.5        16.6
JANUARY          0.37         0.73          5.9        11.3
FEBRUARY         0.71         0.71          1.1        10.9
MARCH            0.57         0.58          0.2         9.9
APRIL            0.69         0.44          4.4         4.0
MAY              0.46         0.68          0.0         0.4
JUNE             1.00         0.96          0.0         0.0
TOTALS          16.46        16.13         25.1        74.5


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KUTZ JUL 15



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