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...MARCH 2015 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR ANCHORAGE...

ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MEASURED 0.2 INCHES OF SNOW FOR
THE MONTH...MAKING THE MONTH TIED WITH MARCH 1984 FOR SECOND
LEAST SNOWY MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1952. ONLY MARCH 1983
SAW LESS SNOW...AT A TRACE.

ONLY ONE DAY IN THE MONTH OF MARCH SAW MEASURABLE SNOWFALL...0.2
INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON MARCH 3RD.

THE CURRENT SEASONAL SNOWFALL IS NOW 20.7 INCHES. THE NORMAL
SEASONAL SNOWFALL THROUGH THE END OF MARCH IS 70.3 INCHES.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.77 INCHES. THE NORMAL FOR
THE MONTH IS 0.60 INCHES

THE 2014-2015 SNOW SEASON IS CURRENTLY THE LEAST SNOWIEST WINTER
ON RECORD. THE NUMBER TWO WINTER IS 1957-1958...WHICH SAW 29.4
INCHES OF SNOW THROUGH THE END OF MARCH. FOR NOW...1957-1958 ALSO
HOLDS THE RECORD FOR LEAST SNOW FOR AN ENTIRE SNOW
SEASON...RUNNING FROM JULY 1 TO JUNE 30...AT 30.4 INCHES.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...MARCH 2015 IS THE 14TH WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 29.7. THE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR MARCH IS 26.6 DEGREES.

THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH HAPPENED ON THE
17TH...THE 28TH...AND THE 30TH...ALL THREE DAYS REACHING A HIGH OF
49 DEGREES.

THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH HAPPENED ON THE
14TH...AT -2 DEGREES.

...DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS BROKEN AND TIED...

LOCATION.....DATE...........NEW RECORD.....OLD RECORD

ANCHORAGE....MARCH 17.......49.............49 (1970)
ANCHORAGE....MARCH 23.......46.............46 (1974,1965)
ANCHORAGE....MARCH 24.......48.............47 (1974)
ANCHORAGE....MARCH 27.......48.............48 (1996)
ANCHORAGE....MARCH 28.......49.............49 (1970)
ANCHORAGE....MARCH 30.......49.............49 (1995)
BETHEL.......MARCH 03.......42.............41 (2003)
BETHEL.......MARCH 21.......46.............44 (1998)
BETHEL.......MARCH 24.......47.............46 (1974)
BETHEL.......MARCH 27.......50.............47 (1954)
BETHEL.......MARCH 28.......50.............47 (1954)
ST. PAUL.....MARCH 02.......40.............40 (1996)
ST. PAUL.....MARCH 04.......41.............40 (1980)
ST. PAUL.....MARCH 06.......42.............41 (1980)
KING SALMON..MARCH 17.......49.............49 (2005)
KING SALMON..MARCH 19.......51.............50 (1983)
KING SALMON..MARCH 23.......51.............50 (1941)
KING SALMON..MARCH 29.......53.............51 (1996)

...DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS BROKEN AND TIED...

LOCATION.....DATE...........NEW RECORD.....OLD RECORD

ANCHORAGE....MARCH 07.......0.51"..........0.39" (2006)
KODIAK.......MARCH 02.......1.68"..........0.88" (1968)

...DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS BROKEN AND TIED...

LOCATION.....DATE...........NEW RECORD.....OLD RECORD

COLD BAY.....MARCH 14.......3.0"...........3.0" (1964)

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