Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE, AK
620 AM AKDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE ANCHORAGE AK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1952 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              53   03/31/2016
 LOW              -24   03/07/1971
HIGHEST            53R               MM      MM       49
LOWEST             16                MM      MM       -2
AVG. MAXIMUM     40.6              33.9     6.7     36.9
AVG. MINIMUM     26.2              19.2     7.0     22.4
MEAN             33.4              26.6     6.8     29.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3              11.0    -8.0        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              29.0    -3.0       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.0    -1.0        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.76   1979
 MINIMUM            T   1983
TOTALS           1.23              0.60    0.63     0.77
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.02    0.02     0.02
DAYS >= .01         7               5.9     1.1        6
DAYS >= .10         5               2.0     3.0        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.35   03/19 TO 03/19           03/07 TO 03/07
                                                          03/07 TO 03/07
                                                          03/07 TO 03/07
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    03/07(00) TO 03/07(00)
                                                 03/07(00) TO 03/07(00)7
                                                 03/07(00) TO 03/07(00)7

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.0   1979
 24 HR TOTAL     26.0   03/16/2002 TO 03/17/2002
 SNOW DEPTH        39   03/17/2002
TOTALS           10.7               9.9     0.8      0.2
SINCE 7/1        38.3              70.2   -31.9     20.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                11     -10        0
DAYS >= TRACE       7               6.1     0.9        7
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.6     0.4        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   03/19                          1  03/05
                                                          03/04
                                                          03/03
 24 HR TOTAL      6.4   MM                       03/07 TO 03/07
                                                          03/07 TO 03/07
                                                          03/07 TO 03/07
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    03/07(00) TO 03/07(00)
                                                 03/07(00) TO 03/07(00)7
                                                 03/07(00) TO 03/07(00)7

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     970              1192    -222     1090
 SINCE 7/1       7306              8521   -1215     7442
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     08/28/1984
 LATEST       05/22/1964
EARLIEST                        09/23
LATEST                          05/08
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.7
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   1/032
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    22/MM     DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/MM     DATE   MM

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      0

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

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