Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS St. Paul, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST PAUL, AK
655 AM AKDT THU APR 2 2015

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...THE ST PAUL AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 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              50   3/18/1980
 LOW              -19   3/14/1971
HIGHEST            42   3/06         32      10      39  3/24
LOWEST              6                 2       4      -3  3/15
AVG. MAXIMUM       30.2              29.3     0.9    28.9
AVG. MINIMUM       23.4              20.4     3.0    20.3
MEAN               26.8              24.8     2.0    24.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     21                14.0     7.0    16
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     27                24.3     2.7    29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 1.6    -1.6     1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.28   1973
 MINIMUM            0.08   1960
TOTALS              0.68              1.07   -0.39    1.20
DAILY AVG.          0.02              0.04   -0.02    0.04
DAYS >= .01        16                12.2     3.8    12
DAYS >= .10         2                 2.8    -0.8     3
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.17   3/02                       0.28  3/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             31.4   1973
 24 HR TOTAL       10.4   3-10-1973
 SNOW DEPTH        50     3-07-1949
TOTALS              9.4               7.9     1.5     8.4
SINCE 7/1          39.1              46.1    -7.0    42.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                 4      -2       6
DAYS >= TRACE      27                20.9     6.1    27
DAYS >= 1.0         3                 2.1     0.9     4
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   3/31                         11  3/19
 24 HR TOTAL      1.7   3/13                        1.6  3/10

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1175              1237     -62    1246
 SINCE 7/1       7132              8156   -1024    7692
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               19.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     47/090    DATE   03/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     61/090    DATE   03/13

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                 0
RAIN                      6     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   4     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     27     HAZE                        1
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       4
BLOWING SNOW              6


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

&&
...WARM START-COLD AND DRY FINISH FOR FEBRUARY AT ST PAUL AK

THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY BEGAN WITH AN ELONGATED HIGH PRESSURE OVER SOUTHERN ALASKA
CONTRIBUTING TO WARM THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES  THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH...INCLUDING
THREE MAXIMUM RECORDS SET. COLD AIR ADVECTION AFTER A FRONTAL PASSAGE THE SECOND
WEEK OF MARCH...AND A SERIES OF LOWS STAYING SOUTH OF THE ALEUTIANS...AS WELL AS A
COMPLEX LOW IN THE NORTH PACIFIC...CREATED COOLER TEMPERATURES FROM PERSISTENT
NORTH AND NORTHEASTERLY WINDS MID TO LATE IN THE MONTH. THESE TEMPERATURES WITH THE
CONTINUOUS WAVES AND TROUGHS GAVE ST PAUL A SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION OF SNOW
OVERALL FOR MARCH.

ON AVERAGE...THE TEMPERATURES FOR MARCH WERE ONLY SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL...AS THEY
WERE ONLY TWO DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. IT DID REGISTER IN THE TOP TWENTY-FIVE AS THE
TWENTY-THIRD WARMEST MARCH IN HISTORY. ST PAUL TIED ONE MAXIMUM RECORD...AND BROKE
TWO RECORDS.

LIQUID PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL...AS IT REGISTERED AS THE SEVENTEENTH DRIEST.
SNOWFALL WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE...BUT DID NOT REGISTER AMONG THE TOP TWENTY-
FIVE IN OVERALL MONTHLY ACCUMULATION. NO DAILY RECORDS FOR EITHER LIQUID
PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL WERE BROKEN.

3/2/15- TIED HIGH MAXIMUM OF 40. LAST SET IN 1996.
3/4/15- NEW HIGH MAXIMUM OF 41. BROKE THE RECORD OF 40 IN 1980.
3/6/15- NEW HIGH MAXIMUM OF 42. BROKE THE RECORD OF 41 IN 1980.

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WIW APR 15



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