Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE, AK
1152 AM AKDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE ANCHORAGE AK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1952 TO 2018

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            42                MM      MM       35
LOWEST              7                MM      MM       -8
AVG. MAXIMUM     34.1              33.9     0.2     27.8
AVG. MINIMUM     21.2              19.2     2.0     10.6
MEAN             27.6              26.6     1.0     19.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9              11.0    -2.0       25
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              29.0     1.0       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.0    -1.0        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.76   1979
 MINIMUM            T   1983
TOTALS           0.82              0.60    0.22     0.67
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.02    0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01        12               5.9     6.1        3
DAYS >= .10         3               2.0     1.0        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.20   03/19 TO 03/19           03/29 TO 03/29
                                                          03/29 TO 03/29
                                                          03/29 TO 03/29
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    03/29(00) TO 03/29(00)
                                                 03/29(00) TO 03/29(00)9
                                                 03/29(00) TO 03/29(00)9

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           10.8               9.9     0.9     10.3
SINCE 7/1        59.1              70.2   -11.1     82.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     18                11       7       22
DAYS >= TRACE      18               6.1    11.9        4
DAYS >= 1.0         4               2.6     1.4        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        24   03/12                         28  03/29
 24 HR TOTAL      3.3   03/11 TO 03/11           03/29 TO 03/29
                                                          03/29 TO 03/29
                                                          03/29 TO 03/29
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    03/29(00) TO 03/29(00)
                                                 03/29(00) TO 03/29(00)9
                                                 03/29(00) TO 03/29(00)9

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1148              1192     -44     1409
 SINCE 7/1       7872              8521    -649     8447
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              5.5
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/009
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/360    DATE  03/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    34/350    DATE  03/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               14     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      1

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

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