STATION:  WAINWRIGHT AIRPORT (PAWI), AK

CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY.  Period of Record: Sep 1998 to Dec 2008

Summaries based on unedited daily ASOS data.  Errors may be present.

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TEMPERATURE (F)     |   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec |   Year
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Avg Max Temp        |  -5.2  -6.7  -6.0   8.7  25.8  45.3  51.2  47.6  39.0  24.6   9.9   0.8 |   19.6
Avg Min Temp        | -19.3 -20.0 -20.0  -5.3  16.4  32.3  37.4  36.5  30.7  15.6  -2.0 -11.9 |    7.5
Avg Temperature     | -12.2 -13.4 -13.0   1.7  21.1  38.8  44.3  42.1  34.9  20.1   3.9  -5.5 |   13.6
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Extremes:           |                                                                         |
    Extreme Max Temp|    40    45    50    39    58    71    77    72    61    41    37    32 |     77
                    |                                                                         |
    Date of Ext-Day |    14    04    17    28    23    23    20    14    05    01    04    19 |
               -Year|  2003  2007  2002  2005  2002  2001  2002  2005  2006  2002  2003  1998 |
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    Extreme Min Temp|   -50   -53   -47   -29   -14    18    27    23    16   -16   -32   -44 |    -53
                    |                                                                         |
    Date of Ext-Day |    30    03    11    12    08    04    03    31    30    20    30    22 |
               -Year|  1999  2006  1999  2008  2000  2006  2000  2006  2008  2001  2000  2007 |
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Heating Degree Days |  2394  2214  2419  1899  1360   786   641   711   904  1392  1832  2186 |  18738
Cooling Degree Days |     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0 |      0
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Avg Number of Days: |                                                                         |
    Max Temp >= 90  |   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.0
    Max Temp >= 75  |   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.1   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.1
    Max Temp <= 32  |  30.8  27.4  30.2  29.1  22.9   1.4   0.0   0.0   3.0  27.8  29.6  31.0 |  233.1
                    |                                                                         |
    Min Temp <= 32  |  31.0  28.2  31.0  30.0  30.6  17.4   6.7   9.0  20.5  30.7  30.0  31.0 |  296.2
    Min Temp <= 20  |  30.8  28.0  30.6  29.3  18.1   0.2   0.0   0.0   0.5  19.3  29.2  30.5 |  216.6
    Min Temp  <= 0  |  29.0  25.4  28.9  21.3   2.6   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   2.8  17.5  26.0 |  153.4
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Avg Dew Point Temp  | -11.4 -11.7 -14.2  -1.1  18.9  34.3  38.8  38.8  31.7  17.4   0.3  -7.4 |   11.2
Avg Wet Bulb Temp   |  -8.6  -8.8 -10.5   1.7  20.8  36.6  40.9  40.4  33.6  19.6   3.1  -4.7 |   13.7
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Avg Sea Level Pres  | 30.15 30.11 30.20 30.10 30.06 29.96 29.96 29.94 30.00 29.97 30.04 30.14 |  30.05
(Inches of Mercury) |                                                                         |
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WEATHER             |   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec |   Year
See disclaimer below|                                                                         |
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Avg Number of Days: |                                                                         |
    Thunderstorms   |   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.0
    Heavy Fog       |   2.5   3.2   3.9   3.9   7.2   8.1   6.6   4.7   2.8   2.5   3.6   2.7 |   51.8
    Fog             |  21.9  18.4  21.1  23.8  24.5  18.9  17.7  18.8  19.2  21.1  22.6  21.6 |  249.6
    Hail            |   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.0
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PRECIPITATION (In)  |   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec |   Year
                    |                                                                         |
Average Monthly     |  0.03  0.15  0.03  0.19  0.06  0.54  0.94  0.98  0.70  0.32  0.10  0.07 |   4.11
                    |                                                                         |
Maximum Daily       |  0.07  0.56  0.08  0.84  0.10  0.57  0.45  0.74  0.47  0.32  0.14  0.12 |   0.84
                    |                                                                         |
    Date of Ext-Day |    19    19    06    27    24    07    27    08    07    02    18    04 |
               -Year|  2008  2006  2005  2004  2004  2005  2001  2005  2003  2003  1998  2007 |
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Avg Number of Days: |                                                                         |
    >= 0.01         |   1.4   2.9   1.0   1.4   2.3   6.8   9.6  11.7  12.5   7.5   3.5   3.8 |   64.3
    >= 0.10         |   0.0   0.3   0.0   0.3   0.1   2.2   3.1   3.4   2.1   1.0   0.1   0.1 |   12.8
    >= 0.25         |   0.0   0.2   0.0   0.2   0.0   0.4   1.1   0.9   0.3   0.1   0.0   0.0 |    3.1
    >= 0.50         |   0.0   0.2   0.0   0.2   0.0   0.1   0.0   0.1   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.5
    >= 1.00         |   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.0
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WIND (MPH)          |   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec |   Year
                    |                                                                         |
Daily Avg Wind Speed|  10.2  11.1  11.5  11.9  12.5  11.5  12.0  11.3  11.6  12.6  12.0  11.3 |   11.6
Daily Avg Max 2-Min |  17.2  18.4  18.3  19.4  19.4  18.8  19.8  18.9  19.5  21.2  20.4  19.2 |   19.2
Daily Avg Peak Gust |  19.5  21.4  20.5  21.9  22.1  22.1  23.4  22.5  23.1  24.8  23.3  21.9 |   22.2
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Maximum Daily Avg   |  36.7  34.8  31.9  36.4  31.3  29.9  29.9  33.6  26.3  34.9  40.4  33.6 |   40.4
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Maximum 2-Minute Avg|    49    59    49    58    40    43    44    49    38    46    49    45 |     59
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Date of Max 2min-Day|    08    19    09    26    01    18    29    10    28    09    10    10 |
               -Year|  2001  2006  2005  2002  2002  2005  2003  2000  2004  2006  2000  2000 |
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Maximum Peak Gust   |    55    67    54    66    46    48    54    60    45    55    56    53 |     67
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Date of Max Gust-Day|    08    19    09    26    01    18    29    10    28    09    10    15 |
               -Year|  2001  2006  2005  2002  2002  2005  2003  2000  2004  2006  2000  2008 |
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Avg Number of Days: |                                                                         |
   Peak Gust >=30   |   6.4   6.4   5.7   5.8   5.8   4.1   5.7   5.1   6.0   8.5   7.9   7.8 |   75.2
   Peak Gust >=40   |   2.6   1.5   1.0   0.9   0.4   0.2   0.6   0.7   0.8   1.9   2.1   2.3 |   14.9
   Peak Gust >=50   |   0.3   0.3   0.2   0.2   0.0   0.0   0.1   0.2   0.0   0.3   0.4   0.6 |    2.6
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   Max 2-Minute >=30|   4.4   3.9   3.2   3.7   2.7   0.9   1.5   1.8   2.2   5.2   4.7   0.0 |   34.2
   Max 2-Minute >=40|   1.0   0.7   0.6   0.3   0.2   0.1   0.1   0.2   0.0   0.5   0.7   0.0 |    4.4
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Observations of WEATHER may me innacurate due to early ASOS inconsistancies.  Average days
with Thunderstorms may be low due to early mis-detection.

Heavy Fog = Visibility less than or equal to 1/4 mile.
Fog = Visibility greater than 1/4 mile or less than 7 miles.
Peak Gust = Maximum 5-second average.
Snowfall data not observed at ASOS stations.

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