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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1127 AM EST FRI MAR 4 2016

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...THE HARRISBURG PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2015 TO 2/29/2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   02/27/1997
 LOW              -22   01/21/1994
HIGHEST            70   12/24         0      70       61  12/01
LOWEST              5   01/25         0       5       -4  02/24
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.3              39.6     4.7     35.8
AVG. MINIMUM     28.0              24.8     3.2     20.1
MEAN             36.1              32.2     3.9     28.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13              19.0    -6.0       29
DAYS MIN <= 32     58              72.5   -14.5       79
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.4    -0.4        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.70   1978
 MINIMUM         3.18   1979
TOTALS          14.21              8.50    5.71     6.85
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.09    0.07     0.08
DAYS >= .01        33              30.2     2.8       37
DAYS >= .10        22              17.3     4.7       23
DAYS >= .50         9               6.5     2.5        2
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.6     2.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.95   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM


SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           74.8   1960
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS           37.7              24.4    13.3     25.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    3.77              0.00    3.77     2.50
SINCE 7/1        37.7              25.0    12.7     27.4
 LIQUID 7/1      3.77              2.50    1.27     2.74
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= TRACE      23              13.0    10.0       37
DAYS >= 1.0         4               6.4    -2.4       11
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        26   01/24                          4  02/22
                                                          01/30
                                                          01/27
 24 HR TOTAL     26.4   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2597              2949    -352     3290
 SINCE 7/1         MM              4016      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/24/1963
 LATEST       05/11/1966
EARLIEST                        09/24
LATEST                          05/11
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.3
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   4/303
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/290    DATE  01/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/280    DATE  01/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             37
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         43

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                      17
LIGHT RAIN               33     FREEZING RAIN              2
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               22     SLEET                      2
FOG                      58     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     20
HAZE                     30

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

&&

WINTER 2015-2016 WAS THE 7TH WARMEST ON RECORD FOR HARRISBURG. THE
WARMEST WAS 1931-1932 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.2 DEGREES.

WINTER 2015-2016 WAS THE 4TH WETTEST ON RECORD FOR HARRISBURG. THE
WETTEST WAS 1978-1979 WITH 16.7 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.

THE JANUARY BLIZZARD MADE HARRISBURG`S WINTER SNOWFALL NON-
NOTEWORTHY.

A CONTINUOUS WEATHER RECORD HAS BEEN KEPT AT HARRISBURG SINCE 1888.

$$

HAGNER/RICE


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