Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Kotzebue, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTZEBUE, AK
332 AM AKDT MON MAY 2 2016

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...THE KOTZEBUE WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1898 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              48   4/27/1988
 LOW              -44   4/05/1943
HIGHEST            42   4/22         34       8      44  4/24
LOWEST              1               -15      16     -14  4/14
AVG. MAXIMUM       33.1              21.2    11.9    24.2
AVG. MINIMUM       18.0               5.4    12.6     8.6
MEAN               25.5              13.3    12.2    16.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     11                22.1   -11.1    19
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     28                27.6     0.4    30
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                11.3   -11.3     9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            1.84   2002
 MINIMUM            0.00   1995
TOTALS              0.60              0.54    0.06    0.55
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.02    0.00    0.02
DAYS >= .01         6                 5.8     0.2     8
DAYS >= .10         3                 1.2     1.8     3
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.18   4/03                       0.18  4/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             18.4   2002
 24 HR TOTAL        6.9   4-07-2011
 SNOW DEPTH       158     4-06-1944
TOTALS             10.6               5.1     5.5     3.9
SINCE 7/1          59.7              52.0     7.7    24.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     23                18       4       7
DAYS >= TRACE       9                11.6    -2.6    15
DAYS >= 1.0         4                 1.4     2.6     1
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        45   4/04                         10  4/18
 24 HR TOTAL      4.6   4/03                        1.8  4/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1175              1551    -376    1448
 SINCE 7/1      12077             13780   -1703   12378
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     37/100    DATE    04/2
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     44/100    DATE    04/2

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                 1
RAIN                      2     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      9     HAZE                        1
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              3


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

&&

APRIL SAW ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WITH THE HIGH TEMP 11.9 WARMER THAN THE NORM
AND THE MIN TEMP 12.6 WARMER THAN NORMAL. IN ADDITION APRIL`S SNOWFALL OF 10.6
INCHES WAS ABOVE THE NORMAL AMOUNT BY 5.5 INCHES.


$$
SV MAY 16


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