King Salmon March 2012

King Salmon reported an average temperature of 9.4°F, an astounding 14.7°F below the long-term mean of 24.1°F. The high temperature was 45°F on 29thof March, while the low temperature, a chilly -27°F occurred on the 4th. This was also a new record low for this day, surpassing the old record low of 1971 of -23°F. Two other record low days were observed in March. On the 18th, -21°F was recorded, surpassing the value of -20°F set in 1966 and on the 20thof March, -26°F was measured, where the old record low had been -21°F, set in 1966. In general, the whole month was seasonably cold, with the exception of the last week.
The precipitation total was measured as 1.12", 60% above the normal of 0.70". Accordingly, the observed snowfall (24.6") was substantially above the long-term mean of 6.4". Average wind speed was 7.2 mph and the highest gust was recorded at 39 mph on the 23rd, blowing from a southeasterly direction.