MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY for AUGUST 2004 

NAME: 3270 Nowell   CITY: West Juneau   STATE: Alaska 
ELEV:    97 ft  LAT: 58 17' 33" N  LONG: 134 25' 37" W

TEMPERATURE (F), RAIN  (in), WIND SPEED (mph), SNOW (in). Snowfall from 21:00 - 21:00, all others Midnight to Midnight.

                                      HEAT  COOL        AVG			 WIND	    SNOW	
    MEAN                              DEG   DEG         WIND                DOM	 RUN	    ON(1)	
DAY TEMP  HIGH   TIME   LOW    TIME   DAYS  DAYS  RAIN  SPEED HIGH   TIME   DIR  (mi)  SNOW GRND WEATHER
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 1  55.3  59.2   3:20p  52.0   5:10a   9.7   0.0  0.07   0.3   7.0   5:10p   NE   6.82  0.0  0.0 Cldy Cld/FewSpr-Mist Cldy Cld/Rain
 2  59.0  68.3   3:40p  51.6   4:55a   6.4   0.3  0.04   3.0  17.0  11:55a  WSW  72.61  0.0  0.0 Cld/Rn Cld/Brks/Spr PCld MCld Cldy Cld/Rn
 3  56.3  59.8   4:55p  53.3  12:00m   8.7   0.0  0.21   1.0  12.0  12:15a  WSW  22.92  0.0  0.0 Cld/LtRn Cld Cld-LoClds/LtRn-Spr-Rn Cld/SmBrks
 4  59.5  71.5   4:00p  51.6   5:15a   6.8   1.3  0.00   2.6  14.0   3:00p  SSW  62.64  0.0  0.0 Cld Fog Pcldy Clear MostlyClr
 5  59.6  69.1  11:55a  51.4   5:55a   5.8   0.4 TRACE   2.4  17.0   9:20a    E  57.00  0.0  0.0 MClr-PCld Pcld-MCld Cld/Spr-LtRnShrs MCld
 6  59.5  68.9  11:50a  53.3   5:25a   5.7   0.2  0.00   2.0  16.0  10:00a  ENE  48.38  0.0  0.0 VarClds - MCldy to PCld/Clr MCld Cld MCld PCld
 7  59.3  68.4   2:30p  50.2   4:10a   6.1   0.4  0.00   0.9   8.0   3:50p  NNE  20.99  0.0  0.0 Var Clds from Mostly Clear to Mostly Cldy/Cldy
 8  61.7  76.0   3:05p  51.0   5:10a   5.6   2.3  0.00   1.2  11.0   2:15p   NE  29.91  0.0  0.0 Clr/PCld Clr MostClr-PCld MClr Clr
 9  61.9  75.3   3:25p  50.4   5:45a   5.4   2.2  0.00   1.0   6.0  10:50p  NNE  23.63  0.0  0.0 Totally Clear
10  63.3  76.7   5:05p  51.6   5:20a   4.3   2.6  0.16   1.4  19.0   8:15p    S  34.41  0.0  0.0 Aur Clr MClr IncrCldDcrCld Cld Cld/RnShrs-ThundrStrm
11  61.2  66.6  12:05p  52.9  11:55p   3.9   0.2  0.15   2.1  12.0   2:40a   SE  49.82  0.0  0.0 Cld/Rn VarCld-PCld/FewSpr MCld/Cld/PCld-Sun ThinClds
12  59.3  70.6   4:45p  49.5   5:55a   6.6   0.9  0.00   2.1  13.0  11:00a  WNW  50.07  0.0  0.0 P/MCld with HiVryThinCld Ovcst MOvcst-WkSun MCld Cld
13  61.7  75.6   4:40p  48.3   5:35a   6.1   2.8  0.00   2.5  16.0   5:05p   SW  59.81  0.0  0.0 Cloudy Cleared off before morn. Clear
14  64.6  81.6   4:45p  50.4   5:10a   4.9   4.4  0.00   1.8  12.0   9:25a   SW  43.41  0.0  0.0 Clear MostlyClear Clear 
15  65.8  78.8  11:30a  54.4   5:30a   3.2   4.1  0.00   1.2  11.0  10:25a   NE  27.58  0.0  0.0 Clr MClr Clr/Smoke-Haze Clr/VerySmoky
16  66.3  79.4  12:05p  55.0   5:35a   2.8   4.2  0.00   0.9  10.0  10:55a   NE  20.93  0.0  0.0 Clear with Smoke-Haze 
17  65.0  76.8   3:10p  55.4   5:35a   2.9   2.9  0.00   1.2  12.0   1:40p  ENE  28.83  0.0  0.0 Clr with Smoke-Haze Clr/ThinHz PCld Cloudy
18  61.2  65.6   5:25p  56.0  11:50p   3.8   0.0  0.11   0.5   7.0   2:30a    E  11.38  0.0  0.0 Thundr-Lightng Cld/Rn-Mist Cld & P/MCld ThinHz P.M.
19  57.0  59.6  11:15a  54.5  11:55p   8.0   0.0  0.16   0.5   8.0  11:25a    E  12.21  0.0  0.0 Cld/MCld Fog MCld Cld/LtRn-Spr Cld-Rn MCld Cld
20  56.6  61.0   5:45p  53.9   4:45a   8.4   0.0  0.12   0.2   5.0   3:40p   NE   5.64  0.0  0.0 Cld/Shrs LoFg/Cld Fog Cld/Rn-Mst Cld/Brks P/MCld PCld
21  61.6  76.7   3:55p  52.8   5:00a   5.5   2.1 TRACE   2.9  19.0   2:55p  WNW  69.23  0.0  0.0 Cld/LoCld-Fog Cld/Spr MCld PCld Clear
22  64.8  74.2   3:20p  50.4  12:00m   3.0   2.8  0.00   3.7  28.0   9:05a   SW  87.94  0.0  0.0 Clear Clr/Brzy-Gusty MClr Clear
23  56.5  69.6   2:00p  45.8   5:50a   9.2   0.7  0.00   1.4  11.0  12:25p   SW  34.11  0.0  0.0 Clear MostlyClear/Clear
24  58.5  68.6   3:30p  50.1  12:05a   7.0   0.5  0.00   1.5  12.0   4:55p   SW  36.69  0.0  0.0 Clr Cld MClr P/MCld MClr Clr/PCld Clr HiHaze in P.M.
25  54.8  62.0   4:50p  46.5   6:05a  10.2   0.0 TRACE   1.2  11.0   2:10p   SW  28.32  0.0  0.0 Hi&LwrHazeAllDay Clr PCLd Ovcst Cld M/PCld MCld/Spr  
26  56.6  65.0   2:50p  52.2   3:05a   8.4   0.0  0.19   1.6  17.0   3:55p   SE  38.82  0.0  0.0 Cld/SmBrks/ThinHz Cld M/PCld Cld/Spr/Shwr Cld/Rn
27  55.5  57.6   3:50p  53.2   8:55p   9.5   0.0  0.47   1.9  14.0   3:40a   SE  45.27  0.0  0.0 Cld/LowClds/OccRn-Spr-Mist Some Sunshine
28  54.4  55.9   2:15p  53.1   2:25a  10.6   0.0  0.38   1.6  12.0  10:00a   SE  37.16  0.0  0.0 Cldy Cld/Spr-LtRn-Mist-Rain Cld MtnTopsinCldsAllDay 
29  55.6  64.5   2:40p  49.1  12:00m   9.4   0.0  0.00   1.3  11.0  12:35p  WNW  32.15  0.0  0.0 Cld/MCld Fog Cld/MCld M/PCld PCldy RnBow P/MCld PCld
30  53.8  64.5   3:20p  45.5   6:00a  11.2   0.0  0.00   0.7   7.0   6:15p   SW  17.04  0.0  0.0 P/MCld BrkOvcst PCld MostlyClear-ScatCumulus Clear
31  54.4  67.6   3:15p  44.8   6:30a  10.7   0.2  0.00   2.6  14.0   1:20p   SW  63.46  0.0  0.0 Clear Clr/HiHaz-VryThinClds Pcld Clear VryThinHz-P.M.
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    59.4  81.6    14    44.8    31   209.8  35.5  2.06   1.6  28.0    22    SW	1179.18

(1) As measured on Front Lawn 


AVERAGE Mean Temp:	59.4
AVERAGE High Temp:	68.9
MINIMUM High Temp:	55.9	28th
MAXIMUM High Temp:	81.6	14th
AVERAGE Low Temp:	51.3
MINIMUM Low Temp:	44.8	31st
MAXIMUM Low Temp:	56.0	18th
		
MAX >= 90.0:		0
MAX >= 80.0:		1	14th
MAX >= 70.0:		12	4th, 8th - 10th, 12th - 17th, 21st, 22nd
MAX <= 32.0:		0
MIN <= 32.0:		0
MIN <=  0.0:		0
		
MAXIMUM Humidity (%):	97	4th @ 0628, 20th @ 0208
MINIMUM Humidity (%):	22	22nd @ 1346
		
MAXIMUM Pressure (mb):	1027.2	8th @ 1059
MINIMUM Pressure (mb):	997.7	24th @ 1844
		
TOTAL   Htg Deg Days:	209.8
AVERAGE Htg Deg Days:	6.8
MINIMUM Htg Deg Days:	2.8
MAXIMUM Htg Deg Days:	11.2	16th	
TOTAL Cool Deg Days:	35.5	30th
MAXIMUM Cool Deg Days:	4.4	14th
Heat Base: 65.0   Cool Base: 65.0  Method: Integration
		
TOTAL   Precip.:	2.06
AVERAGE Precip.:	0.1
DAYS OF Precip.:	14
MAXIMUM Precip.:	0.47	27th
MAXIMUM Rain Rate:	2.00" per hour on the 10th @ 2322
Days of Rain: 		11 (>.01 in) 9 (>.1 in) 0 (>1 in)
		
AVERAGE High Wind:	12.5
MINIMUM High Wind:	5	20th
MAXIMUM High Wind:	28	22nd
WIND RUN (miles):	1179.18
		
DAYS OF Sun:		27
DAYS OF Cld or M Cld:	23
DAYS OF Rainbow:	1	29th
DAYS OF Aurora:		1	10th
DAYS OF Lightning:	2	10th, 18th
DAYS OF Earthquake:	1	3rd

 

August 2004 Barometric Pressure and Temperature at 3270 Nowell.

August 2004 Dewpoint and Humidity at 3270 Nowell.

August 2004 Rainfall and High Rain Rate with Barometric Pressure Overlay at 3270 Nowell.

August 2004 High Wind and Wind Run at 3270 Nowell.

 

8/31/04:

8/30/04:

SUNDAY 8/29/04:

8/28/04:

8/27/04:

8/26/04: Burning Ban has been lifted, see 1500 below.

8/25/04: State DEC suspends approval for all open burning (campfires excepted) in Souheastern Alaska. First Day of Public School

8/24/04: State Primary Election - Polls open 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.

8/23/04:

SUNDAY 8/22/04: 3rd and final day of the 58th Annual Golden North Salmon Derby

8/21/04: 2nd Day of the 58th Annual Golden North Salmon Derby. The Fireweed Seeds are being released.

8/20/04: 1st Day of the 58th Annual Golden North Salmon Derby

8/19/04:

8/18/04: Thunder and Lightning (6th Event this year since the first on June 27th), See entries below. Burning Ban has been lifted.

8/17/04: Open Burning is now suspended in the City & Borough of Juneau. State DEC Air Quality Advisory | Wildfire Smoke New Record High Temp for this day at 3270: 76.8, previous was 76.5 set in 1988. Records kept since 1985-1986.

8/16/04: New Record High Temp for this day at 3270: 79.4, previous was 76.3 set in 2001. Records kept since 1985-1986. The Gladiolus next door blossomed.

SUNDAY 8/15/04: New Record High Temp for this day at 3270: 78.8, previous was 73.7 set in 1997. Records kept since 1985-1986.

8/14/04: New Record High Temp for this day at 3270: 81.6, previous was 70.8 set in 2001 and 1997. Records kept since 1985-1986.

8/13/04: No Hummingbirds seen today, migration has probably started.

8/12/04: Over the past several days there has been the occasional smell of rotting fish at 3270, here's why.

8/11/04: The Mountain Ash Berries are ripe.

8/10/04: Heat Lightning & Thunder and Lightning. There have been more Thunder and Lightning events this year than the past 5 - 10 years combined.

NWS Record High Temperature Report
Statement as of 6:30 PM ADT on August 10, 2004

... Record temperature...

Location new record old record year set
Skagway 81 79 1987
Sitka 83 78 1993
Hoonah 83 75 2003
Juneau 84 82 1957
Petersburg 82 79 ** 1987
Wrangell 81 74 ** 1997

** both of these cities the climate database at the current
    location covers less than ten years.

The community of Gustavus and Hoonah both reported temperatures
in the 80's today but were not a record for this date.

Also this is the tenth time that the official temperature at the
Juneau Airport reached or exceeded 80 degrees this Summer. This
exceeds the old record of seven days in the Summer of 1951 with
temperatures in the 80's.

While today is only the second time Skagway got into the 80's
this Summer their record number of days in the 80's is fourteen.
This was set in 1929... which is before the official Juneau
Airport database began. Although... in 1990 Skagway reported
thirteen days with temperatures in the 80's while during that
same time the Juneau Airport reported a total of six days.

Another warm spot this Summer is Haines with nine days in the
80's. Their warmest Summer was in 1977 with 20 days in the 80's.


Aug 04

8/09/04: Fog Seal was applied to Cordova Street (diluted asphalt emulsion was sprayed on and a fine layer of sand/gravel was then applied).

SUNDAY 8/08/04:

8/07/04:

8/06/04:

8/05/04:

8/04/04:

8/03/04: Southeastern Alaska Quake (see below)

8/02/04:

SUNDAY 8/01/04: