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King Salmon October 2011


King Salmon reported an average temperature of 37.6°F, substantially above the long-term mean of 33.5°F. The highest temperature in October was 53°F, recorded on the 1st and 4th of October. The low temperature of 20°F occurred on the 17th. No new temperature extremes were reported for the month. The precipitation total was measured as 3.25", far above the long-term mean of 1.17. On the 25th of October, 0.91" of precipitation were recorded, setting a new record. The old record of 0.54" for this specific day was set in 2004. 6.5" of snow was reported for the month, more than half of it (3.4") fell on the last day of the month. Average wind speed was 7.9 mph and the highest gust was recorded at 55 mph on the 14th.