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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU, AK                                  
553 AM AKDT WED NOV 1 2017
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...THE JUNEAU CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1936 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR'S         
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE               
                                          NORMAL                      
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              61   MM                                            
 LOW               11   12/31/1999                                    
HIGHEST            53   10/04        55      -2                       
LOWEST             26   10/25        25       1                       
AVG. MAXIMUM     46.5              47.0    -0.5                       
AVG. MINIMUM     36.5              37.8    -1.3                       
MEAN             41.5              42.4    -0.9                       
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0                       
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1                       
DAYS MIN <= 32      8               6.1     1.9                       
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0                       

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        20.43   1936                                          
 MINIMUM         2.59   2016                                          
TOTALS           9.33              8.63    0.70                       
DAILY AVG.       0.30              0.28    0.02                       
DAYS >= .01        23              23.9    -0.9                       
DAYS >= .10        18              18.2    -0.2                       
DAYS >= .50         6               6.1    -0.1                       
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.4     1.6                       
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.01   10/27 TO 10/27                                

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           15.6   1956                                          
 24 HR TOTAL      8.8   10/30/1956 TO 10/30/1956                      
 SNOW DEPTH         7   10/31/1956                                    
TOTALS            0.0               0.8    -0.8                       
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.8    -0.8                       
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM                       
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.6    -0.6                       
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.3    -0.3        1              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                                            
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   10/31 TO 10/31                                

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     722               695      27                       
 SINCE 7/1       1657              1679     -22                       
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0                       
 SINCE 1/1          1                 2      -1                       

FREEZE DATES
EARLIEST      10/02             10/02                                 
LATEST                          05/06                                 
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/110    DATE  10/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/120    DATE  10/05


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                      10
LIGHT RAIN               25     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      29     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
HAZE                      0                                           
                                                                    
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.                                      
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.                                
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.                                       
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.                                          

$$
...BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR OCTOBER IN SPITE OF AN 
ATMOSPHERIC RIVER EVENT FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA... 

THE MOST IMPACTFUL EVENT OF OCTOBER 2017 CAME LATE IN THE MONTH WHEN 
AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER PRODUCED RECORD RAINFALL IN MANY LOCATIONS. 
MOST NOTABLE WAS THE RECORD FLOODING ON JORDAN CREEK NEAR JUNEAU. 
FLOOD WATERS THERE COVERED OLD GLACIER HIGHWAY WITH 6 OR MORE INCHES 
OF RUNNING WATER. THE CREST OF 10.97 FEET LATE IN THE DAY OF THE 
27TH OF OCTOBER WAS THE HIGHEST RECORDED SINCE THE JORDAN WAS 
GAUGED. 48 HOUR RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 OR MORE INCHES WERE RECORDED AT 
29 SITES WITH POWDER PATCH AT THE EAGLECREST SKI AREA RECEIVING 7.94 
INCHES. IN SPITE OF THIS VERY IMPRESSIVE RAIN EVENT, FEW LOCATIONS 
ACROSS THE PANHANDLE RECORDED ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE 
MONTH. THOSE THAT DID INCLUDE THE GREATER JUNEAU AREA, GUSTAVUS, 
PELICAN, AND HOONAH. 

TEMPERATURES FOR OCTOBER TRENDED AROUND NORMAL WITH A FEW EXCURSIONS 
ABOVE NORMAL, AND A FEW MORE BELOW NORMAL. TEMPERATURES FELL BELOW 
FREEZING AT LEAST 7 TIMES IN JUNEAU AND 8 TIMES IN YAKUTAT. THE 
FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON HAS YET TO ARRIVE IN ANNETTE OR SITKA. A 
TENTH OF AN INCH OF SNOW WAS RECORDED AT YAKUTAT ON THE 20TH OF THE 
MONTH.

$$


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