King Salmon February 2013

In King Salmon the average temperature for February was 23.0°F, 4.2°F above the long-term mean of 18.8°F. Temperatures started the month significantly above normal, then cooled at mid month for a few days, and afterward stayed around normal till the end of the month. The minimum temperature (-14°F) for the month was reported on the 18th, while the maximum temperature occurred on the 3rd at 43°F.

King Salmon experienced a greater than normal amount of precipitation with a total of 1.93", 0.76", or 154%, above the long-term mean. Total monthly snowfall was 27.9", 6.0" above normal. Fueling this high snowfall were three record events. The first event occurred on the 7th when 2.9" of snow fell, breaking the 2.6" record from 1966. Then on the 12th, 3.5" came down, topping the 1.8" record from 2006. Finally, the 19th saw 5.7" of snow, replacing the 1964 record of 3.1". The average wind speed was 9.4 mph, and the highest gust of 49 mph occurred on the 9th, blowing from an easterly direction.