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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MCGRATH, AK
1139 AM AKDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE MCGRATH AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1940 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              55   3/20/1998
 LOW              -51   3/17/1966
HIGHEST            50   3/27         43       7      44  3/13
LOWEST            -31               -28      -3     -23  3/16
AVG. MAXIMUM       31.2              24.8     6.4    27.8
AVG. MINIMUM        4.0              -1.6     5.6    -1.6
MEAN               17.6              11.6     6.0    13.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     11                21.7   -10.7    18
DAYS MAX >= 80      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MAX >= 70      0                 0.0     0.0     0
DAYS MIN <= 32     30                30.7    -0.7    31
DAYS MIN <= 0       9                17.1    -8.1    16

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM            2.74   1991
 MINIMUM            0.00   1960
TOTALS              0.14              0.81   -0.67    0.04
DAILY AVG.          0.00              0.02   -0.02    0.00
DAYS >= .01         8                 8.7    -0.7     2
DAYS >= .10         0                 2.6    -2.6     0
DAYS >= .50         0                 0.3    -0.3     0
DAYS >= 1.0         0                 0.0     0.0     0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        0.04   3/05                       0.03  3/12

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             35.8   1990
 24 HR TOTAL       12.0   3-17-1982
 SNOW DEPTH        68     3-04-1990
TOTALS              5.2              11.3    -6.1     0.4
SINCE 7/1          38.3              90.3   -52.0    46.4
SNOW DEPTH AVG.    11                26     -15      13
DAYS >= TRACE      12                13.3    -1.3     8
DAYS >= 1.0         2                 3.5    -1.5     0
DAYS >= 6.0         0                 0.2    -0.2     0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        13   3/07                         15  3/09
 24 HR TOTAL      2.8   3/07                        0.3  3/12

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1460              1656    -196    1600
 SINCE 7/1      10526             11894   -1368   10404
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED                3.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION     26/200    DATE    03/7
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION     41/170    DATE    03/6

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     ICE PELLETS                 2
RAIN                      5     GLAZE                       0
DRIZZLE                   0     HAIL                        0
SNOW                     11     HAZE                        1
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       0
BLOWING SNOW              1


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

&&

THE MONTH OF MARCH AT MCGRATH WAS MILD WITH THE MAJORITY OF MONTH IN THE UPPER 30S
TO THE MID TO UPPER 40S...MCGRATH AIRPORT SET A NEW HIGH MIN TEMPERATURE OF 33
DEGREES ON THE 4TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 30 DEGREES SET  IN 1967...MCGRATH
ALSO SET A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 47 DEGREES ON THE 26TH BREAKING THE OLD
RECORD OF 46 DEGREES SET IN 1990. MCGRATH HAD 11 DAYS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH
THAT WERE 20 DEGREES OR COLDER AND 20 DAYS THAT WAS MID 30S AND HIGHER WITH 50
DEGREES BEING THE HIGHEST ON THE 27TH, CAUSING THE SNOW DEPTH TO DECREASE
SIGNIFICANTLY SINCE MID MONTH GOING FROM 13 INCHES DOWN TO 7 INCHES AS OF THE 31ST
OF MARCH...CONTINUED PATTERNS SHOW CONTINUED MILD TEMPERATURES FOR THE FIRST PART
OF APRIL

$$
JCD APR 15


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