Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Barrow, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BARROW, AK
149 AM AKDT WED JUN 1 2016
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...THE BARROW WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1915 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR\`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              47   5/21/2015
 LOW              -19   5/06/1984
HIGHEST            44   5/30         38       6      47  5/21
LOWEST             14   5/8          -1      15       4  5/01
AVG. MAXIMUM       32.3              25.8     6.5    32.1
AVG. MINIMUM       25.1              16.5     8.6    23.9
MEAN               28.7              21.1     7.6    28.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     14                23.5    -9.5    14
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     29                30.6    -1.6    29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 2.0    -2.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            0.90   2014
 MINIMUM            0.00   1926
TOTALS              0.07              0.18   -0.11    0.65
DAILY AVG.          0.00              0.01   -0.01    0.02
DAYS >= .01         4                 5.1    -1.1    10
DAYS >= .10         0                 0.5    -0.5     2
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.03   5/24                       0.34  5/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             12.9   1933
 24 HR TOTAL        4.5   5-03-1923
 SNOW DEPTH        45     5-05-1923
TOTALS              0.9               2.7    -1.8     1.2
SINCE 7/1          33.0              36.9    -3.9    54.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 5      -3       3
DAYS >= TRACE      21                21.1    -0.1    16
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.6    -0.6     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   5/10                          8  5/08
 24 HR TOTAL      0.4   5/06                        0.3  5/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1115              1360    -244    1141
 SINCE 7/1      17144             18507   -1375   17373
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               11.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     25/110    DATE   05/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     30/110    DATE   05/29

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                     10     GLAZE                       1
DRIZZLE                   3     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     20     HAZE                        2
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      11
BLOWING SNOW              0

(REMARKS)

MAY 2016 WAS THE WARMEST MAY IN BARROW FOR THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF RECORD (POR)
  WITH AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 28.7 DEGREES BREAKING THE OLD RECORD
  OF 28.0 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED IN 1991.
DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE EQUALLED OR BROKEN ON THE 10TH 11TH
  12TH 13TH AND 30TH.
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR MAY 2016 WAS THE 41ST DRIEST FOR THE ENTIRE POR.
TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR MAY 2016 WAS ALSO THE 41ST LEAST SNOWIEST FOR THE ENTIRE POR.
SNOW ON THE GROUND (SOG) REACHED A TRACE BY THE EVENING OF THE 13TH. THIS IS NOT
  THE EARLIEST DATE SOG HAS BEEN THIS LOW AS THIS ALSO OCCURRED AS EARLY AS MAY
  10TH IN 2002.  RFL


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

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RFL JUN 16



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