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King Salmon October 2013


The mean monthly temperature for October in King Salmon was 42.9°F, a substantial 9.4°F above normal.  On the 15th, a temperature of 56°F was recorded, which was the highest for the month. The high of 53°F on the 18th tied the old record from 2004. The on the 25th a new record of 51°F just topped the 2002 high of 50°F. The next day the high of 50°F broke the 2004 record of 49°F. Finally on the 27th temperatures topped out at 52°F, breaking the 1984 record of 50°F. The monthly low was 17°F set on the first. Temperatures stayed above normal except for the first two days.

Precipitation was heavy at 4.63", 123% above expected amount of 2.03". The mean monthly wind speed was calculated as 11.3 mph, with a high wind gust of 64 mph, occurring on the 18th, and blowing from a southeasterly direction.