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King Salmon March 2013


King Salmon was also colder than normal, with a mean temperature for the month of 21.3°F, -2.8°F from the normal value of 24.1°F. Overall, temperatures cooled during the middle of the month, and started to rise again toward the end. The highest temperature was observed on the 7th, at 43°F, while the lowest was a chilly -18°F on the 26th.

Precipitation was slightly over double what was to be expected, with 1.50" observed for the month, with two new daily records set for precipitation. On the 28th, 0.31" fell, breaking the 1991 record of 0.19", and on the 30th 0.36" fell, replacing the old 1969 record of 0.17". Likewise, snowfall was heavier than normal, with 11.3" recorded for the month, or 4.9" more than expected. The average wind speed was 9.0 mph, with 61 mph being the greatest wind speed, coming from the east on the 7th.