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King Salmon December 2012


In King Salmon the average temperature for December was 12.4°F, a significant 6.2°F below the long-term mean of 18.6°F. Temperatures were mixed and varied wildly thought the month. The minimum temperature (-22°F) for the month was reported on the 21st, while the maximum temperature occurred on the 28th at 43°F.
King Salmon experienced a greater than normal amount of precipitation with a total of 2.05", 0.82", or 67%, above the long-term mean. Total monthly snowfall was 7.0", 2.5" below normal. The average wind speed was 10.7 mph, and the highest gust of 64 mph occurred on the 8th, blowing from an easterly direction. This is also a new record wind speed for this day, breaking the 2005 record of 43 mph. Two other daily wind speed records were also set in December.