Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD, VA
839 PM EDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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...THE RICHMOND VA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   04/27/1990
                        04/22/1985
                        04/17/1976
 LOW               19   04/01/1923
HIGHEST            83   04/18        70      13       85  04/04
                        04/10
LOWEST             33   04/05        45     -12       33  04/17
                                                          04/16
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.1              70.3     0.8     71.4
AVG. MINIMUM     47.9              46.1     1.8     46.9
MEAN             59.5              58.2     1.3     59.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.7    -0.7        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               1.3    -1.3        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.89   1889
 MINIMUM         0.64   1963
TOTALS           5.33              3.27    2.06     4.05
DAILY AVG.       0.18              0.11    0.07     0.14
DAYS >= .01        11              10.0     1.0        7
DAYS >= .10         8               6.5     1.5        6
DAYS >= .50         5               2.1     2.9        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.72   04/19 TO 04/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           10.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.0
SINCE 7/1        12.8              10.3     2.5     14.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   04/30 TO 04/30           04/30 TO 04/30
                                                          04/25 TO 04/25
                                                          04/25 TO 04/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     181
 SINCE 7/1       3818              3692     126     3760
COOLING TOTAL      25                36     -11       27
 SINCE 1/1         25                42     -17       29
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/250    DATE  04/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/260    DATE  04/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     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.

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