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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU, AK
820 AM AKDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE JUNEAU CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1943 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              61   03/21/1998
 LOW              -15   03/07/1972
HIGHEST            52   03/30        49       3       49  03/30
LOWEST             20   03/11        13       7        4  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     43.4              39.6     3.8     38.2
AVG. MINIMUM     30.7              28.0     2.7     24.7
MEAN             37.1              33.8     3.3     31.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               3.3    -2.3        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     17              20.1    -3.1       25
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.50   1994
 MINIMUM         0.59   1983
TOTALS           4.52              3.78    0.74     3.45
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.12    0.03     0.11
DAYS >= .01        23              18.9     4.1       13
DAYS >= .10        12              11.7     0.3        8
DAYS >= .50         3               1.5     1.5        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.70   03/05 TO 03/05           03/08 TO 03/08
                                                          03/17 TO 03/17
                                                          03/17 TO 03/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           62.7   2007
 24 HR TOTAL     30.6   03/20/1948 TO 03/21/1948
 SNOW DEPTH        40   03/10/1972
TOTALS            9.9              11.6    -1.7      6.0
SINCE 7/1        48.6              85.6   -37.0     96.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 5      -5        1
DAYS >= TRACE      10               6.8     3.2        8
DAYS >= 1.0         2               3.1    -1.1        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   03/12                          4  03/08
 24 HR TOTAL      7.3   03/17 TO 03/17

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     857               967    -110     1032
 SINCE 7/1       6078              6804    -726     6673
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     08/24/1969
 LATEST       06/13/1965
EARLIEST                        09/30
LATEST                          05/12
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   4/117
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/120    DATE  03/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/110    DATE  03/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         22

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               6
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               22     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      2
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      0

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

&&

...WET AND WARM MARCH...

WARM TEMPERATURES DURING THE MONTH MADE MARCH 3.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
DAY TIME HIGH TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE 40S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS
GENERALLY DIPPING INTO THE 30S AND UPPER 20S. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE
WAS ON THE 25TH WITH THE MERCURY TOPPING OUT AT 50 DEGREES. THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE WAS ON THE 11TH WHEN IT DROPPED TO 20 DEGREES. THIS WAS ALSO
THE COLDEST DAY WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 24 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 9
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

RAIN WAS THE DOMINATE PRECIPITATION TYPE FALLING ON 22 DAYS OF THE MONTH
FOR A TOTAL OF 4.52 INCHES. THIS IS 0.74 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE
HEAVIEST RAINFALL OCCURRED ON THE 5TH WHEN 0.70 INCHES FELL. THE 11TH
AND 12TH SAW PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS OF OVER HALF AN INCH.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH TOTALED 9.9 INCHES...WHICH IS 1.7 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. SNOW FELL ON 11 DAYS IN MARCH...WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL ON
THE 12TH WITH AN ACCUMULATION OF 7.3 INCHES FALLING.

THE 12TH WAS A WINTERY MIX WITH SNOW...ICE PELLETS, FREEZING RAIN AND
FOG BEING REPORTED. ICE PELLETS ALSO MADE AN APPEARANCE ON THE 13TH. FOG
WAS REPORTED 21 OF THE 31 DAYS OF MARCH...WITH VISIBILITY REDUCED TO
LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE ON THE 22ND AND 23RD.

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KV/TPS






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