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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
107 PM EDT THU JUN 1 2017

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...THE BATTLE CREEK MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            85   05/18        MM      MM       84  05/29
                        05/16                             05/28
                                                          05/25
LOWEST             28   05/08        MM      MM       35  05/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     67.8              70.5    -2.7     69.3
AVG. MINIMUM     47.7              45.7     2.0     48.0
MEAN             57.8              58.1    -0.3     58.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               2.1    -1.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           2.88              3.77   -0.89       MM
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.12   -0.03       MM
DAYS >= .01        12              12.2    -0.2       12
DAYS >= .10         7               7.7    -0.7        7
DAYS >= .50         3               2.6     0.4        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.9    -0.9        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.64   05/20 TO 05/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     243               245      -2      241
 SINCE 7/1       5413              6634   -1221     5415
COOLING TOTAL      28                31      -3       53
 SINCE 1/1         37                38      -1       55
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.9
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/269
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/230    DATE  05/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/240    DATE  05/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

MAY 2017 ENDED UP WITH NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON
AVERAGE, DEPENDING ON LOCATION. FURTHER AWAY FROM LAKE MICHIGAN, THE
LANSING AREA ENDED UP EXACTLY NORMAL. CLOSER TO LAKE MICHIGAN AND
GRAND RAPIDS, SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL READINGS OCCURRED. WELL BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION OCCURRED FOR MUSKEGON AND GRAND RAPIDS WITH
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR LANSING. NO SIGNIFICANT SEVERE
WEATHER OCCURRED DURING MAY, BUT MANY DAYS WERE WINDY.

THE FIRST THIRD OF THE MONTH STARTED OUT ON A COOL NOTE WITH MANY
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. FREEZING TEMPERATURES OCCURRED IN THE LOW
30S TO UPPER 20S OCCURRED ON MAY 8TH AND 9TH, RESULTING IN SOME
DAMAGE TO VULNERABLE CROPS. THE MIDDLE PORTION OF MAY WAS THE
WARMEST, PARTICULARLY ON THE 16TH AND 17TH WHEN HIGHS REACHED THE
MID TO UPPER 80S. MUSKEGON, GRAND RAPIDS, AND LANSING EXPERIENCED
THEIR WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THE 17TH, WHEN
OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES REMAINED IN THE UPPER 60S TO 70 DEGREES. A
COOL DOWN OCCURRED STARTING ON THE 19TH, THEN TEMPERATURES HELD NEAR
NORMAL FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH.

RAIN WAS LACKING FOR THE MONTH ESPECIALLY ALONG THE LAKESHORE REGION
NORTH OF HOLLAND AND WEST CENTRAL LOWER MICHIGAN IN GENERAL.
HOWEVER, CERTAIN AREAS RECEIVED HEAVIER RAINFALL FROM KALAMAZOO TO
JACKSON WITH DOUBLE OR TRIPLE THE AMOUNT OF RAIN THAT THE OTHER
REGIONS RECEIVED. THIS WAS A RESULT OF A MORE ACTIVE THUNDERSTORM
TRACK ACROSS THAT REGION.

WINDY CONDITIONS WERE FAIRLY COMMON DURING THE MONTH DUE TO THE
UPPER LEVEL WEATHER PATTERN AND SURFACE FRONT CONFIGURATIONS. MOST
LOCATIONS HAD WIND GUSTS OF 30 MPH OR GREATER FOR 10 OR MORE DAYS.
THE WINDIEST DAY FOR MANY PLACES WAS THE 18TH, WHEN WINDS GUSTED TO
44 MPH AT MUSKEGON, 47 MPH AT GRAND RAPIDS, AND 52 MPH AT LANSING.

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CAS/HOVING



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