Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BETHEL, AK
414 PM AKDT SUN MAY 3 2015

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...THE BETHEL AP CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              63   4/30/2004
 LOW              -31   4/05/1956
HIGHEST            60   4/29         50      10      59  4/27
LOWEST              6                -2       8       1  4/08
AVG. MAXIMUM       38.7              34.5     4.2    43.5
AVG. MINIMUM       21.8              19.3     2.5    24.0
MEAN               30.3              26.9     3.4    33.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8                11.1    -3.1     5
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     30                27.1     2.9    25
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                 3.2    -3.2     0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            3.89   1979
 MINIMUM            0.02   1985
TOTALS              1.06              0.74    0.32    0.34
DAILY AVG.          0.04              0.02    0.02    0.01
DAYS >= .01        14                 9.1     4.9     6
DAYS >= .10         4                 2.5     1.5     2
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.34   4/21                       0.14  4/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             28.7   2006
 24 HR TOTAL        8.0   4-07-2006
 SNOW DEPTH        33     4-01-1951
TOTALS              9.8               5.7     4.1     1.0
SINCE 7/1          42.1              59.3   -17.2    27.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 2      -2       0
DAYS >= TRACE      13                13.1    -0.1     4
DAYS >= 1.0         2                 1.7     0.3     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.1    -0.1     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   4/21                          1  4/01
 24 HR TOTAL      4.6   4/21                        0.8  4/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1034              1142    -108     932
 SINCE 7/1      10179             11432   -1253   10010
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED               10.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     36/160    DATE    04/5
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     45/160    DATE    04/5

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              1     ICE PELLETS                 0
RAIN                     15     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     14     HAZE                        2
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       1
BLOWING SNOW              3


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

&&
...APRIL WARMER WITH MORE PRECIPITATION THAN NORMAL

TEMPERATURES...THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES FOR APRIL WERE TWO TO
THREE DEGREES WARMER THAN USUAL.  HOWEVER...THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS SIX
DEGREES COOLER THAN LAST YEAR AND THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS THREE
DEGREES COOLER THAN LAST YEAR.

PRECIPITATION...APRIL PRECIPITATION TOTALS OF 1.05 INCHES WERE 0.31 INCHES HIGHER
THAN THE AVERAGE OF 0.74 INCHES...AND 0.71 INCHES HIGHER THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OF
0.34 INCHES.

SNOW...APRIL SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 9.8 INCHES WAS 4.1 INCHES HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE
OF 5.7 INCHES... AND 8.8 INCHES HIGHER THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OF 1.0 INCHE.

RECORDS...THREE RECORDS IN APRIL
APRIL 4TH 2006 RECORD FOR DAILY SNOWFALL OF 3.8 INCHES WAS BROKEN WITH A NEW RECORD
OF 4.0 INCHES ON APRIL 4TH
APRIL 21ST 1961 RECORD FOR DAILY PRECIPITATION OF 0.33 INCHES WAS BROKEN WITH A NEW
RECORD OF 0.34 INCHES ON APRIL 21ST
APRIL 21ST 2003 RECORD FOR DAILY SNOWFALL OF 2.9 INCHES WAS BROKEN WITH A NEW
RECORD OF 4.6 INCHES ON APRIL 21ST


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RD MAY 15




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