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    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

April 2014 Monthly Weather Summary

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Date: June 6, 2014
Contact: Deb Kurtz, 907-422-0544

If there's anything we learned from last month, it's that we don't always need April showers to bring May flowers, especially when there is little to no snow remaining on the ground. The dry spell that began in February continued through April with little precipitation recorded at the Seward airport. Without any late-season snowstorms to contribute to an already thin snowpack, the winter season ended with a mere 1 inch of snow on the ground as recorded at the final snow survey at Exit Glacier. This is the lowest May 1 snowpack ever recorded during the 26-year period of record for this site. This was considerably lower than the 26 inch normal and provides a striking contrast to the 50 inch snowpack that was recorded in 2013.

As recorded at the Seward airport,the monthly average temperature for April was 38.7 degrees F; equal to the 30-year normal. The total precipitation was 0.6 inches (13% of normal), 3.91 inches below the 30-year normal (1981-2010) for the month.The windiest day of the month was April 8thwith a maximum daily average wind speed of 18.2 mph and a maximum wind gust of 39 mph.

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