STATION:  PALMER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (PAAQ), AK

CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY.  Period of Record: Oct 1997 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        |  22.4  29.1  33.9  47.1  58.2  65.3  66.7  64.5  55.8  41.5  28.8  25.0 |   44.9
Avg Min Temp        |   8.1  14.0  18.0  29.2  38.5  46.8  50.3  47.8  40.7  28.1  16.0  10.6 |   29.0
Avg Temperature     |  15.2  21.5  25.9  38.1  48.4  56.0  58.5  56.1  48.2  34.8  22.4  17.8 |   36.9
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Extremes:           |                                                                         |
    Extreme Max Temp|    55    60    50    73    79    84    84    85    67    67    55    52 |     85
                    |                                                                         |
    Date of Ext-Day |    30    02    20    28    26    26    08    16    29    01    06    03 |
               -Year|  2007  2007  1998  2005  2006  2004  2003  2004  2003  2003  2002  2002 |
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    Extreme Min Temp|   -27   -39   -12    -8    24    35    42    33    23    -3   -14   -25 |    -39
                    |                                                                         |
    Date of Ext-Day |    09    04    15    01    03    05    22    28    29    27    17    15 |
               -Year|  2007  1999  2007  2004  1999  2006  1999  1998  2000  2001  2003  2001 |
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Heating Degree Days |  1543  1228  1211   807   515   270   204   276   503   936  1279  1463 |  10234
Cooling Degree Days |     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     1     0     0     0     0 |      2
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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   0.9   2.4   3.1   2.4   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    8.7
    Max Temp <= 32  |  22.6  14.9  12.0   0.7   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   5.6  18.0  20.5 |   94.3
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    Min Temp <= 32  |  30.1  26.7  28.5  20.8   4.2   0.0   0.0   0.0   2.6  20.5  27.0  29.9 |  190.4
    Min Temp <= 20  |  23.6  17.4  16.0   3.1   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   6.1  18.1  22.6 |  107.0
    Min Temp  <= 0  |   9.3   4.7   2.7   0.1   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.2   4.0   8.4 |   29.5
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Avg Dew Point Temp  |   8.9  13.5  14.2  25.0  34.2  43.9  48.4  47.7  39.5  27.4  15.8  11.3 |   27.5
Avg Wet Bulb Temp   |  13.8  19.3  22.8  33.3  42.2  49.9  53.0  51.6  43.8  31.9  20.5  16.3 |   33.2
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Avg Sea Level Pres  | 30.23 30.19 30.20 30.09 30.01 29.96 29.94 29.98 30.08 30.10 30.08 30.30 |  30.10
(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   0.3   0.3   0.2   0.1   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.8
    Heavy Fog       |   3.4   2.2   0.9   0.6   0.3   0.0   0.2   0.9   0.7   2.6   4.1   4.4 |   20.3
    Fog             |  14.1   8.6   7.0   4.9   4.3   4.9   7.9   9.5   8.5   9.7  12.7  14.8 |  106.8
    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     |  0.81  0.76  0.55  0.37  0.64  0.76  1.74  2.39  2.20  1.13  0.62  0.70 |  12.67
                    |                                                                         |
Maximum Daily       |  0.70  0.76  0.61  0.43  0.68  0.61  1.17  1.31  1.21  0.98  0.81  0.68 |   1.31
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    Date of Ext-Day |    04    05    13    29    25    21    30    12    30    03    28    29 |
               -Year|  2005  2003  2005  2002  1999  1998  2004  1999  2004  2003  2004  2003 |
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Avg Number of Days: |                                                                         |
    >= 0.01         |   6.3   5.3   5.7   4.0   7.5   7.6  12.9  15.1  14.1  10.8   5.3   5.7 |  100.5
    >= 0.10         |   2.2   2.1   2.2   1.3   1.8   2.1   5.9   5.8   6.3   3.2   1.5   2.2 |   36.5
    >= 0.25         |   1.1   1.1   0.5   0.5   0.6   1.0   1.9   3.1   2.8   1.3   0.8   1.1 |   15.9
    >= 0.50         |   0.3   0.3   0.1   0.0   0.1   0.2   0.5   1.5   1.0   0.3   0.4   0.3 |    5.0
    >= 1.00         |   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.1   0.1   0.2   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.4
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WIND (MPH)          |   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec |   Year
                    |                                                                         |
Daily Avg Wind Speed|   6.3   6.9   8.2   8.3   8.0   6.7   5.6   5.2   6.3   5.5   6.0   6.7 |    6.6
Daily Avg Max 2-Min |  16.4  17.3  19.0  19.3  19.4  16.8  15.2  13.9  16.0  15.6  16.3  17.5 |   16.9
Daily Avg Peak Gust |  20.4  21.5  23.6  23.6  23.7  20.8  18.8  17.3  20.0  19.3  20.2  21.8 |   20.9
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Maximum Daily Avg   |  29.5  27.9  42.0  35.5  22.1  20.4  15.7  27.6  25.1  27.0  39.1  36.8 |   42.0
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Maximum 2-Minute Avg|    55    48    55    46    40    36    33    41    41    44    52    48 |     55
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Date of Max 2min-Day|    07    02    12    02    28    09    26    15    22    01    16    28 |
               -Year|  2004  2000  2003  2001  2006  2006  2004  2000  1999  2003  2006  1998 |
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Maximum Peak Gust   |    72    62    74    58    51    44    39    53    53    56    68    67 |     74
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Date of Max Gust-Day|    07    02    12    02    28    08    26    15    22    10    15    08 |
               -Year|  2004  2000  2003  2001  2006  2002  2004  2000  1999  2008  2006  2008 |
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Avg Number of Days: |                                                                         |
   Peak Gust >=30   |   5.6   6.1   8.3   8.4   8.2   4.7   2.6   2.3   5.4   5.9   5.7   7.2 |   70.3
   Peak Gust >=40   |   3.0   3.2   4.3   2.3   1.3   0.5   0.0   0.4   1.5   2.1   3.1   3.8 |   25.6
   Peak Gust >=50   |   1.6   0.7   3.0   0.8   0.1   0.0   0.0   0.1   0.4   0.4   1.3   1.7 |   10.0
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   Max 2-Minute >=30|   3.6   3.9   5.4   3.1   2.6   1.0   0.2   0.7   2.4   2.5   3.5   0.0 |   29.0
   Max 2-Minute >=40|   1.4   0.6   3.0   0.6   0.1   0.0   0.0   0.1   0.3   0.3   1.0   0.0 |    7.4
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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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