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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
430 AM EST MON FEB 1 2016

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...THE HARRISBURG PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016...
...RECORD-BREAKING SNOWFALL JANUARY 22-23 2016...
...8TH SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD...

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
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              73   01/26/1950
                        01/14/1932
 LOW              -22   01/21/1994
HIGHEST            58   01/10                         49  01/04
LOWEST              5   01/25                          7  01/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     38.4              37.0     1.4     34.0
AVG. MINIMUM     20.4              22.8    -2.4     19.3
MEAN             29.4              29.9    -0.5     26.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      7               9.8    -2.8       13
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              26.0     0.0       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.4    -0.4        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.01   1979
 MINIMUM         0.43   1981
TOTALS           4.63              2.88    1.75     2.50
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.09    0.06     0.08
DAYS >= .01         8              10.6    -2.6       13
DAYS >= .10         6               6.0     0.0        9
DAYS >= .50         2               2.4    -0.4        1
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.4     1.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.95   01/22 TO 01/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           38.9   1996
TOTALS           30.6               8.8    21.8     11.7
SINCE 7/1        30.6              14.5    16.1     16.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      4                 3       1        1
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.4    -0.4        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        26   01/24                          4  01/30
 24 HR TOTAL     26.4R  01/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1094              1088       6     1181
 SINCE 7/1       2468              3089    -621     3074
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.9
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           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     12

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

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--RECORDS AND RANKINGS--

1/10/16: NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 58 DEGREES.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH OF 57 DEGREES WAS SET IN 1950 AND 1939.

1/10/16: NEW RECORD DAILY RAINFALL OF 1.34 INCHES.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.82 INCHES WAS SET IN 1937.

1/23/16: NEW RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION (MELTED SNOW) OF 2.49 INCHES.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.10 INCHES WAS SET IN 1998.

1/23/16: NEW RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 26.4 INCHES.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 9.5 INCHES WAS SET IN 1982.

1/22-23/16: NEW RECORD STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 30.2 INCHES.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 25.0 INCHES WAS SET FEB 12-13, 1983.

JANUARY 2016 WAS THE 8TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD WITH 30.6 INCHES.
THE SNOWIEST JANUARY WAS 1996 WITH 38.9 INCHES.

JANUARY 2016 WAS THE 15TH WETTEST ON RECORD WITH 4.63 INCHES.
THE WETTEST JANUARY WAS 1979 WITH 8.01 INCHES.

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