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King Salmon May 2014


King Salmon had a monthly mean temperature of 48.9°F, 4.7°F above the normal of 44.2°F. The highest temperature for the month was 78°F on the 16th, while the lowest was 26°F on both the 1st and 2nd.

Numerous daily records were set this May from the 10th to the 16th: on the 10th, a temperature of 67°F broke the 2013 record of 63°F; the 11th then set a new daily record with a recorded temperature of 72°F breaking the 1996 record of 68°F. Following this, on the 12th, the recorded 73°F broke the old 71°F record set in 1968. Then on the 13th, the 71°F recorded beat the 2009 record by 1°F; on the 14th the 72°F topped the 2009 record by 3°F; on the 15th the 73°F recorded broke the 1999 record of 68°F. Finally, on the 16th, the 78°F recorded temperature shattered the old 2002 record of 67°F, ending the unusual warm spell. But then on the 22nd the recorded 68°F tied the 2003 record.

Precipitation was higher than normal, with 2.04" recorded, 0.79" above the normal of 1.25". On the 29th 0.83" fell, breaking the 1999 daily record for the day of 0.72". King Salmon had no snowfall this month, while 0.8" was expected. The average wind speed was 8.9 mph, while the highest wind speed was 38 mph blowing from a southeasterly direction on the 27th, which also broke the record for the day of 35 mph set in 2003. On the 19th a maximum wind speed of 37 mph broke the 2012 record for the day of 33 mph.