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King Salmon October 2016


October’s mean monthly temperature in King Salmon was 40.4°F, 6.9°F above normal. The highest temperature for the month was 63°F on the 13th, which set a record for that day, breaking the 1993 record by 6°F. There were seven other daily high events: on the 3rd the 59°F observed broke the old 2012 record by 1°F, two days later on the 5th the 58°F recorded broke the old 2015 record by 1°F, next on the 10th the high of 57°F tied the 2009 record. The next day the 56°F high tied the 2012 record. Then on the 12th the 59°F observed broke the old 2009 record by 4°F, and finally on the 28th the 54°F observed broke the old 1991 record by 1°F. The lowest temperature for the month was 9°F on the 23rd.

Precipitation was 54% of normal with 1.12” measured and 2.08” expected. Only trace amounts of snowfall were observed, while 2.8” is normally expected. The average wind speed was 10.8 mph while the fastest wind speed was 66 mph from an easterly direction on the 11th.