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CXAK57 PAJK 011525
CLMASI
CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU, AK
502 AM AKST SAT DEC 1 2018

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...THE SITKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1944 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              65   11/02/1970
                        11/01/1970
 LOW                2   11/26/1985
HIGHEST            54   11/25        52       2
                        11/17
                        11/12
LOWEST             31   11/30        24       7
AVG. MAXIMUM     48.6              43.7     4.9
AVG. MINIMUM     41.0              35.2     5.8
MEAN             44.8              39.5     5.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.1    -1.1
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               8.0    -6.0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        19.67   2004
 MINIMUM         1.67   1973
TOTALS           8.35              9.78   -1.43
DAILY AVG.       0.28              0.33   -0.05
DAYS >= .01        27              21.8     5.2
DAYS >= .10        18              17.0     1.0
DAYS >= .50         6               7.6    -1.6
DAYS >= 1.00        1               2.5    -1.5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.65   11/17 TO 11/17

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     599               766    -167
 SINCE 7/1       1730              2221    -491
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1

FREEZE DATES
EARLIEST      11/06             10/27
LATEST                          04/16
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/110    DATE  11/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/100    DATE  11/25


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                      14
LIGHT RAIN               28     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      2

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

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...November precipitation near normal but drought conditions still
remain...

November precipitation across Southeast Alaska ranged from slightly
below normal to slightly above normal. That in itself is good news
in that drought conditions have not gotten any worse. Still, little
progress was made in alleviating the precipitation shortage that has
plagued the southern Panhandle since late June.

Temperatures on the whole were solidly above normal. Several daily
high temperature records were set or tied, especially over the
second half of the month. This was due to several strong fronts
bringing warm windy days. This included high winds on the 13th, 25th
and 26th.

Normally, November marks the beginning of meaningful snowfall across
southeast Alaska. True, we did see some meaningful snowfall early in
the month, namely in Haines on the 8th and 17th. But otherwise
temperatures have not supported snow in any significant fashion
since the second week of November. With November`s precipitation
falling mainly as rain, hydro-electric reservoirs have recovered
somewhat from the very low levels from earlier this year. Some
locations that had to resort to diesel power generation have been
able to resume hydro-electric power generation, and that represents
significant financial savings to the residents of affected
communities.

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