King Salmon January 2014

 

 

 

The January monthly mean temperature for King Salmon was 34.8°F, a substantial 18.6°F over the normal of 16.2°F, and was the warmest January on record for the area. The warmest temperature was a balmy 51°F on the 26th. Six new daily high temperature records were set or tied: on the 7th the 43°F recorded tied the 1988 record, on the 22nd, the 44°F measured that day broke the 42°F 2013 record, on the 23rd 50°F was reported, breaking a 1963 record, and the 25th and 26th also broke 1963 records (with 48°F and 51°F measured respectively), and the 29th 47°F broke a 1994 record. The coldest day of the month was 10°F on the 11th.

Precipitation was slightly above normal, with 1.75" measured, or 0.73" above the long-term mean. Snowfall, at 10.6" was just above normal of 10.2". A new daily snowfall record was set on the 12th with a total of 2.5", breaking the 2009 value of 1.7". The average wind speed was 10.5 mph, and overall was a windy month for King Salmon, with three new peak wind records set (on the 17th, 25th, and 26th), with the highest wind speed for the month being 59 mph from an easterly direction on the 17th.