Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS King Salmon, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KING SALMON, AK
129 PM AKST TUE MAR 1 2016

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...THE KING SALMON AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1949 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              57   2/27/1991
 LOW              -43   2/02/2006
HIGHEST            48   2/25         41       7      53  2/21
LOWEST             16               -18      34      -6  2/08
AVG. MAXIMUM       41.1              26.8    14.3    34.7
AVG. MINIMUM       28.6              10.9    17.7    19.0
MEAN               34.8              18.8    16.0    26.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1                13.0   -12.0     9
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     22                23.0    -1.0    22
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 8.3    -8.3     3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.80   1955
 MINIMUM            0.06   2014
TOTALS              0.96              0.76    0.20    0.27
DAILY AVG.          0.03              0.03    0.00    0.01
DAYS >= .01        12                 8.4     3.6     7
DAYS >= .10         5                 2.1     2.9     1
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.32   2/17                       0.11  2/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             27.9   2013
 24 HR TOTAL        7.9   2-24-1969
 SNOW DEPTH        19     2-04-1956
TOTALS              4.7               5.9    -1.2     2.0
SINCE 7/1          34.6              35.3    -0.7    13.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 2      -1       0
DAYS >= TRACE       9                11.8    -2.8     5
DAYS >= 1.0         3                 1.9     1.1     1
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.0    -0.0     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   2/21                          1  2/24
 24 HR TOTAL      1.3   2/17                        2.0  2/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     867              1292    -425    1128
 SINCE 7/1       5934              7618   -1684    6262
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               10.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     39/090    DATE   02/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     57/100    DATE   02/29

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                 1
RAIN                     14     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      9     HAZE                        0
FOG                      11     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.

&&

...SECOND WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD FOR THE KING SALMON AREA...

TEMPERATURES FOR THE BRISTOL BAY AREA REMAINED WELL ABOVE
NORMAL FOR THE 5TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH. THIS CAN ATTRIBUTED
PRIMARILY TO THE EFFECTS OF EL NINO~ (ENSO). THIS CREATES AREAS
OF UNUSUALLY WARM WATER IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND OTHER
VARIATIONS IN OCEAN TEMPERATURE. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN
ALASKA ARE ELEVATED DURING ENSO PERIODS. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 34.8 DEGREES IS SECOND ONLY TO 35.6 DEGREES
WHICH WAS SET IN 2003. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 15.9 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL FEBRUARY AVERAGE
OF 18.9 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF THE
MONTH WAS RECORDED ON THE 25TH WITH A BALMY TEMPERATURE OF 48
DEGREES. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDED DURING THE MONTH
OCCURRED ON THE 19TH WITH A READING OF 16 DEGREES. THE DAILY
TEMPERATURE  ONLY FAILED TO REACH ABOVE FREEZING ON ONE DAY OF
THE  MONTH...THE 18TH. TWO DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
SET DURING THE MONTH. 48 DEGREES ON THE 25TH REPLACES THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 46 DEGREES...SET IN 1997. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
OF 45 DEGREES ON LEAP DAY (29TH) TIES AND REPLACES THE EARLIER
RECORD HELD SINCE 2004.

FEBRUARY 2016 WAS A FAIRLY AVERAGE MONTH FOR PRECIPITATION. A TOTAL
AMOUNT OF 0.96 INCHES WAS MEASURED DURING THE MONTH AT THE KING
SALMON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE. THE TOTAL AMOUNT IS ONLY
TWO TENTHS ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE AMOUNT OF 0.76 INCHES. THE
WARMER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CONTRIBUTED TO LOWER THAN
NORMAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL. ONLY 4.7 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED
DURING THE MONTH WHICH IS 1.3 INCHES BELOW THE MONTHLY AVERAGE. THE
HIGHEST DAILY AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION WAS MEASURED ON THE 17TH WITH
AN AMOUNT OF 0.32 INCHES. THE HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL OF THE MONTH
 ALSO OCCURRED ON THAT DATE WITH 1.3 INCHES.  A NEW RECORD FOR
SNOWFALL WAS SET ON THE 18TH. 1.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 18TH TO
TIE AND REPLACE THE PREVIOUS RECORD HELD SINCE 1954.

IT WAS A TYPICALLY WINDY MONTH AT KING SALMON ALASKA. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY WIND SPEED WAS 10.7 MPH. LEAP DAY (29TH) BROUGHT THE
HIGHEST WINDS FOR THE MONTH. THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND CAME FROM
THE EAST WITH A SPEED OF 39 MPH. THE HIGHEST SINGLE GUST OF WIND ALSO
CAME FROM THE EAST WITH A SPEED OF 57 MPH.

$$
FS MAR 16




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