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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
443 PM AKDT WED AUG 5 2015

...ANCHORAGE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JULY 2015...

SINCE THE PERIOD OF RECORD BEGAN IN 1952...THE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR JULY IS 58.6 DEGREES. JULY 2015 WAS THE 4TH
WARMEST JULY WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 62.1 DEGREES.

ON AVERAGE...JULY HAS 7 DAYS WHEN HIGH TEMPERATURES REACH 70
DEGREES OR GREATER. THIS JULY HAD 15 DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE
AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES. THIS YEAR TIES WITH 1993 FOR 3RD MOST 70
DEGREE DAYS IN JULY...BEHIND 2013 AND 1977 WHICH BOTH RECORDED 19
SEVENTY DEGREE DAYS.

JULY 2015 RECORDED ONE 80 DEGREE DAY. THIS TIES THE RECORD FOR
3RD PLACE WITH SEVEN OTHER YEARS. THE TWO YEARS THAT PREVIOUSLY
REACHED TWO 80 DEGREE DAYS OCCURRED IN 2003 AND 1960. ON
AVERAGE...AN 80 DEGREE DAY OCCURS ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS IN JULY.

ONLY ONE DAY IN JULY RECORDED A BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE.
THIS OCCURRED ON THE 2ND...AND ONLY BY ONE DEGREE.

JULY RECORDED 10 COOLING DEGREE DAYS...WHICH IS IN 5TH PLACE
BEHIND 2003...2013...2004...AND 1993. THE AVERAGE FOR JULY IS 2
COOLING DEGREE DAYS.

JULY ALSO HAD ONLY 93 HEATING DEGREE DAYS...WHICH IS THE 2ND
LOWEST NUMBER OF HEATING DEGREE DAYS BEHIND JULY 1977 WHICH HAD
75. THE AVERAGE FOR JULY IS 194 HEATING DEGREE DAYS.

THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH WAS 81 DEGREES ON THE 6TH.

THE LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 50 DEGREES ON THE 1ST. THIS
LOW TIED 2013 AND 2005 AS THE WARMEST JULY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE.
THEREFORE...IN 2015...2013...AND 2005...THE TEMPERATURES NEVER
FELL INTO THE 40S DURING THE MONTH OF JULY.

THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FOR JULY WAS 2.34 INCHES...WHILE THE
NORMAL IS 1.89 INCHES. JULY 2015 WAS THE 20TH WETTEST JULY ON
RECORD.

THE HIGHEST DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 0.66 INCHES WHICH FELL
ON THE 25TH.

...DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET IN JULY 2015...

THE HIGH OF 81 DEGREES ON THE 6TH SET A NEW HIGH MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THIS DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 80
DEGREES WAS SET IN 1972.

THE LOW OF 61 DEGREES ON THE 4TH SET A NEW HIGH MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THIS DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 57
DEGREES WAS SET IN 2004...1999...1996...AND 1979.

THE LOW OF 59 DEGREES ON THE 6TH SET A NEW HIGH MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THIS DATE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 58
DEGREES WAS SET IN 1999...1984...AND 1963.

THE LOW OF 58 DEGREES ON THE 28TH TIED THE PREVIOUS HIGH MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THIS DATE SET IN 1993 AND 1991.

* NO LOW MAXIMUM OR MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET.
* NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET.

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