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CXAK59 PAMC 011818
CLMMCG

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MCGRATH, AK
918 AM AKST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...THE MCGRATH AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1940 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              55   2/24/1943
 LOW              -64   2/03/1947
HIGHEST            44   2/22         38       6      37  2/27
LOWEST            -35               -41       6     -32  2/21
AVG. MAXIMUM       18.6              12.4     6.2    13.4
AVG. MINIMUM       -1.7              -9.5     7.8    -7.1
MEAN                8.5               1.4     7.0     3.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     18                25.1    -7.1    26
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     27                28.0    -1.0    28
DAYS MIN <= 0      14                18.3    -4.3    18

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.73   2003
 MINIMUM            0.00   1979
TOTALS              0.17              0.94   -0.77    0.09
DAILY AVG.          0.01              0.03   -0.02    0.00
DAYS >= .01         7                 8.7    -1.7     4
DAYS >= .10         0                 2.8    -2.8     0
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.3    -0.3     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.05   2/28                       0.05  2/19

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             38.0   1944
 24 HR TOTAL       12.4   2-02-2000
 SNOW DEPTH        54     2-14-1944
TOTALS              1.8              13.1   -11.3     0.8
SINCE 7/1          33.1              79.0   -45.9    46.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     12                25     -12      16
DAYS >= TRACE       9                14.4    -5.4    10
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 3.9    -3.9     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        14   2/17                         16  2/27
 24 HR TOTAL      0.7   2/28                        0.5  2/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1643              1779    -136    1789
 SINCE 7/1       9131             10238   -1107    8869
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                2.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     20/290    DATE   02/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     27/280    DATE   02/28

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     ICE PELLETS                 0
RAIN                      6     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      9     HAZE                        0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              0


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

&&
THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY  FOR MCGRATH STARTED OUT NORMAL WITH BELOW 0 TEMPERATURES AND
VERY LITTLE PRECIPITATION...MID MONTH MCGRATH HAD 5 DAYS OF 40 ABOVE TEMPERATURES
WITH 0.17 INCHES OF RAIN AND 1.8 INCHES OF SNOW DURING THAT PERIOD...MCGRATH ALSO
TIED A RECORD HIGH 41 ON THE 21ST SET IN 1942 AND TIED THE RECORD HIGH OF 44 ON THE
22ND SET IN 1944...ALSO MCGRATH SET A NEW HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 26 ON THE
17TH SET BACK IN 1947 AND A NEW HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 34 ON THE 18TH BREAKING
THE OLD RECORD OF 31 SET IN 1943..THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF SNOW ON THE GROUND WAS 14
INCHES ON THE 17TH
$$
JCD MAR 15



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