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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MCGRATH, AK
926 AM AKDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE MCGRATH AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1940 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              55   3/20/1998
 LOW              -51   3/17/1966
HIGHEST            43   3/25         43       0      50  3/27
LOWEST            -16               -28      12     -31  3/15
AVG. MAXIMUM       28.9              24.8     4.1    31.2
AVG. MINIMUM        5.4              -1.6     7.0     4.0
MEAN               17.2              11.6     5.6    17.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     17                21.7    -4.7    11
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     31                30.7     0.3    30
DAYS MIN <= 0      11                17.1    -6.1     9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.74   1991
 MINIMUM            0.00   1960
TOTALS              1.02              0.81    0.21    0.14
DAILY AVG.          0.03              0.02    0.01    0.00
DAYS >= .01         8                 8.7    -0.7     8
DAYS >= .10         2                 2.6    -0.6     0
DAYS >= .50         1                 0.3     0.7     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.68   3/30                       0.04  3/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             35.8   1990
 24 HR TOTAL       12.0   3-17-1982
 SNOW DEPTH        68     3-04-1990
TOTALS             13.3              11.3     2.0     5.2
SINCE 7/1          77.4              90.3   -12.9    38.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     20                26      -5      11
DAYS >= TRACE      13                13.3    -0.3    12
DAYS >= 1.0         3                 3.5    -0.5     2
DAYS >= 6.0         1                 0.2     0.8     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        28   3/31                         13  3/07
 24 HR TOTAL      6.9   3/30                        2.8  3/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1474              1656    -182    1460
 SINCE 7/1      10918             11894    -976   10526
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                3.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     22/040    DATE   03/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     28/360    DATE   03/19

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     ICE PELLETS                 0
RAIN                      6     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     13     HAZE                        3
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       2
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&

THIS MONTH IN MCGRATH CONTINUED THE TREND OF SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES. WHILE GETTING HIGHER THAN AVERAGE PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL MOSTLY
LATE IN THE MONTH. THE SEASON SNOW TOTAL OF 77.4 INCHES IS STILL BELOW THE AVERAGE
OF 90.3 INCHES ON AVERAGE FOR THE YEAR.

$$

SBY APR 16



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