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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
110 PM AKDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS FOR APRIL
2016...

...WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD BY NEARLY 3 DEGREES...
...NEW MONTHLY HIGH MINIMUM RECORD OF 29 DEGREES SET ON THE 4TH
AND 8TH...
...3RD DRIEST APRIL ON RECORD...
...3RD APRIL ON RECORD WITH NO SNOWFALL DURING THE MONTH...

...TEMPERATURE...

APRIL 2016 WAS THE WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 43.5 DEGREES. THIS IS 6.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL
OF 36.8 DEGREES. THE TOP 5 WARMEST APRILS ON RECORD ARE:

1) 2016- AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 43.5 DEGREES
2) 2015- AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.7 DEGREES
3) 1993- AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.6 DEGREES
4) 1995- AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.3 DEGREES
5) 1998- AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.2 DEGREES

THE ONLY DAY IN APRIL WITH A BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OCCURRED ON THE 28TH.
THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 58 DEGREES ON BOTH
THE 21ST AND THE 24TH. THIS TIES WITH NUMEROUS APRIL DAYS IN OTHER
YEARS FOR THE 26TH WARMEST MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE.
THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 29 DEGREES ON BOTH
THE 4TH AND THE 8TH. THIS SETS A NEW MONTHLY HIGH MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORD OVER THE 28 DEGREES SET IN 1998 AND 1969.

...PRECIPITATION...

APRIL 2016 WAS ALSO NOTABLE FOR TYING 1978 FOR THE 3RD DRIEST
APRIL ON RECORD...RECORDING JUST 0.02 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.
THE PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 16TH. THIS FOLLOWING THE 8TH WETTEST
MARCH ON RECORD. THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL IS 0.47
INCHES. CLIMATOLOGICALLY...APRIL IS ANCHORAGES DRIEST MONTH. THE
TOP 5 DRIEST APRILS ON RECORD ARE:

1) TRACE.......IN 1969
2) 0.01 INCHES IN 1957
3) 0.02 INCHES IN 2016
   0.02 INCHES IN 1978
5) 0.03 INCHES IN 1954

...SNOWFALL...

APRIL 2016 RECORDED NO SNOWFALL ON ANY DAY DURING THE
MONTH. THE NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR APRIL IS 4.0 INCHES. THIS IS ONLY
THE 3RD APRIL ON RECORD WITH NO RECORDABLE SNOWFALL. THE OTHER
APRILS WITH NO SNOWFALL OCCURRED IN 1995 AND 1993. SEVEN OTHER
APRILS ON RECORD ONLY RECORDED A TRACE OF SNOWFALL DURING THE
MONTH.

THE NORMAL SNOW SEASON TOTAL SNOWFALL TO DATE IS 74.2 INCHES. 38.3
INCHES OF SNOW INCHES OF SNOW HAVE FALLEN THUS FAR IN SNOW SEASON
2015-2016. THIS IS THE 5TH LEAST SNOWIEST SNOW SEASON TO DATE. THE
TOP 5 LEAST SNOWIEST SNOW SEASONS ARE:

1) 2014-2015- 25.1 INCHES
2) 1957-1958- 30.4 INCHES
3) 1980-1981- 32.9 INCHES
4) 2002-2003- 36.8 INCHES
5) 2015-2016- 38.3 INCHES

...APRIL 2015 VS. APRIL 2016...

COMPARED TO LAST YEAR...APRIL 2016 WAS WARMER...DRIER...AND LESS
SNOWY.

43.5 DEGREE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN 2016 VS. 40.7 IN 2015
0.02 INCHES TOTAL PRECIPITATION IN 2016 VS. 0.70 IN 2015
0.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN 2016 VS. 4.4 IN 2015
SNOW SEASON TOTALS: 38.3 INCHES IN 2016 VS. 25.1 IN 2015

...DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET OR TIED IN APRIL 2016...

SEVENTEEN NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET.

TYPE...........DATE...NEW RECORD...OLD RECORD (YEAR)

HIGH MAXIMUM....1ST...51 DEGREES...51 DEGREES (1995)
HIGH MAXIMUM....7TH...53 DEGREES...50 DEGREES (2015.1995.1990.1987)
HIGH MAXIMUM....8TH...51 DEGREES...51 DEGREES (1990)
HIGH MAXIMUM...12TH...55 DEGREES...52 DEGREES (1997...1990)
HIGH MAXIMUM...13TH...53 DEGREES...51 DEGREES (2000...1996)
HIGH MAXIMUM...14TH...54 DEGREES...51 DEGREES (1965...1960)
HIGH MAXIMUM...21ST...58 DEGREES...55 DEGREES (2014...2007)
HIGH MAXIMUM...22ND...56 DEGREES...56 DEGREES (2014)

HIGH MINIMUM....1ST...41 DEGREES...36 DEGREES (1984)
HIGH MINIMUM....6TH...38 DEGREES...35 DEGREES (1961)
HIGH MINIMUM....9TH...37 DEGREES...37 DEGREES (1979)
HIGH MINIMUM...10TH...36 DEGREES...36 DEGREES (1998)
HIGH MINIMUM...13TH...39 DEGREES...37 DEGREES (2003)
HIGH MINIMUM...15TH...35 DEGREES...35 DEGREES (1998.1996.1993.1975.1970)
HIGH MINIMUM...22ND...42 DEGREES...39 DEGREES (2005)
HIGH MINIMUM...24TH...43 DEGREES...42 DEGREES (1979)
HIGH MINIMUM...25TH...41 DEGREES...41 DEGREES (1995)

NO LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET

...DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS SET IN APRIL 2016...

NO DAILY PRECIPITATION NOR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET

...HIGHLIGHTS FOR MAY 2016...

BEGINNING OF MONTH DAYLIGHT: 16 HOURS 17 MINUTES
NEW MOON ON MAY 6TH
17 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT ON MAY 9TH
18 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT ON MAY 21ST
FULL MOON ON MAY 21ST
END OF MONTH DAYLIGHT: 18 HOURS 42 MINUTES

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 47.8 DEGREES
AVERAGE HIGH TEMP: 56.0 DEGREES
AVERAGE LOW TEMP: 39.6 DEGREES
NORMAL PRECIPITATION: 0.72 INCHES
NORMAL SNOWFALL: 0.3 INCHES

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WEGMAN



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