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PNSAFG
AKZ222-250900-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
1247 PM AKDT WED APR 23 2014

...FAIRBANKS SNOWPACK FOR 2013...2014 WINTER SEASON MELTS AWAY...

THE SNOWPACK DEPTH AT THE FAIRBANKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DROPPED
BELOW 1 INCH YESTERDAY AND WAS MEASURED AT ONLY A TRACE. THE
SNOWPACK DEPTH OF 1 INCH OR GREATER FOR THE 2013...2014 WINTER
SEASON BEGAN ON THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER 2013 AND ENDED ON THE 21ST OF
APRIL 2014 FOR A TOTAL OF 168 DAYS. THE AVERAGE DATE FOR THE
SNOWPACK TO DROP BELOW 1 INCH AT THE FAIRBANKS AIRPORT IS APRIL
22ND. THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS FOR SNOWPACK OF 1 INCH OR GREATER
AT THE FAIRBANKS AIRPORT IS 186 DAYS. THE 168 DAYS OF CONTINUOUS
SNOWPACK GREATER THAN 1 INCH FOR THE 2013...2014 SEASON IS 18 DAYS
SHORTER THAN NORMAL AND IS A RESULT OF THE SNOWPACK FORMING 19
DAYS LATER THAN THE NORMAL DATE OF 18 OCTOBER BACK IN THE FALL OF
2013.

THE SHORTEST RUN OF CONTINUOUS DAYS WITH SNOWPACK DEPTH OF 1 INCH
OR GREATER AT THE FAIRBANKS AIRPORT IS 133 WHICH OCCURRED DURING
THE WINTER SEASON OF 1934...1935. THE LONGEST RUN OF CONTINUOUS
DAYS WITH SNOWPACK DEPTH OF 1 INCH OR GREATER OCCURRED DURING THE
WINTER SEASON OF 1992...1993 WITH 222 DAYS. LAST WINTER SEASON
2012...2013 TIED WITH THE WINTER SEASON OF 1965...1966 FOR THE
SECOND MOST CONTINUOUS DAYS WITH SNOWPACK DEPTH OF 1 INCH OR MORE
WITH 209 DAYS.


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