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Issued by NWS Annette, AK

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANNETTE, AK
1226 PM AKDT THU APR 2 2015

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...THE ANNETTE WSO AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 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              64   3/28/1994
 LOW                1   3/03/1955
HIGHEST            56   3/27         53       3      58  3/31
LOWEST             29   3/16         24       5      13  3/04
AVG. MAXIMUM       49.9              44.9     5.0    42.4
AVG. MINIMUM       37.8              34.5     3.3    31.2
MEAN               43.9              39.7     4.2    36.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                 0.7    -0.7     3
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32      5                11.0    -6.0    16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 0.0     0.0     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           23.57   1959
 MINIMUM            2.13   1983
TOTALS             10.08              8.05    2.03    8.14
DAILY AVG.          0.33              0.26    0.07    0.26
DAYS >= .01        21                21.5    -0.5    18
DAYS >= .10        15                15.7    -0.7    13
DAYS >= .50         7                 5.5     1.5     4
DAYS >= 1.0         2                 1.7     0.3     2
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        2.23   3/13                       2.23  3/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             46.9   1971
 24 HR TOTAL       11.8   3-18-1971
 SNOW DEPTH        25     3-08-1972
TOTALS              T                 6.9    -6.9     0.3
SINCE 7/1          10.2              31.8   -21.6    25.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0       0
DAYS >= TRACE       1                 6.9    -5.9     5
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 1.9    -1.9     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                            0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   3/31                        0.3  3/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     649               784    -135     867
 SINCE 7/1       4733              5322    -589    5356
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                5.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     33/140    DATE   03/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     47/140    DATE   03/30

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                 1
RAIN                     22     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                      0     HAZE                        1
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       1
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 MARCH FOR ANNETTE, AK WAS YET ANOTHER WARMER THAN USUAL MONTH.
HOWEVER, OTHER THAN THAT IT WAS A TYPICAL MARCH EXCEPT FOR A LOT LESS FROZEN
PRECIPITATION.  THERE WAS JUST A TRACE OF SNOWFALL WHICH HAPPEN TO BE A MICRO-SCALE
OF AN EVENT IN THE FORM OF ICE PELLETS ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH, JUST LASTING A
FEW MINUTES.  THE SNOWFALL WAS WELL BELOW THE AVERAGE 6.9 INCHES ALTHOUGH THIS
MIRRORED LAST YEAR`S MARCH.  THERE WERE 22 DAYS OF RAIN VARYING FROM VERY LITTLE TO
2.23 INCHES, THE HIGHEST 24 HOUR AMOUNT THIS MONTH, WHICH HAPPEN TO BE ON FRIDAY
THE 13TH.  OVERALL, THE AMOUNT OF RAINFALL WAS ABOUT AVERAGE FOR MARCH AND JUST
SLIGHTLY MORE THAN LAST YEAR.

TEMPERATURE WISE, THIS MONTH AVERAGED 44 DEGREES F, ABOUT 4 DEGREES HIGHER THAN THE
USUAL AND 7 DEGREES HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR.  THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE THAT WAS
REACHED WAS 56 DEGREES F, FAR FROM THE RECORD.  THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE REACHED WAS
JUST UNDER FREEZING AT 29 DEGREES F, FAR FROM THE RECORD.  THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE WAS 5 DEGREES F HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE AND ALMOST 8 DEGREES F HIGHER
THAN LAST YEAR, HENCE THE WARMER MONTH.

ON THE WINDY SIDE OF THINGS THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED WAS 5.8 MPH WHICH WAS SLIGHTLY
LESS THAN AVERAGE.  THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 47 MPH RANKING 29TH ON THE RECORD
HIGH LIST FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH.  TO SUM IT UP, A FAIRLY AVERAGE MONTH WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF BEING A LITTLE WARMER LEADING TO VERY LITTLE SNOWFALL, WHICH HAS BEEN
A PATTERN LATELY.

$$
JZ APR 15



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