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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
712 AM EDT FRI JUL 1 2016

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...THE LANSING MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1864 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              99   06/25/1988
                        06/25/1895
                        06/25/1870
 LOW               27   06/05/1869
HIGHEST            91   06/19        91       0       85  06/10
                        06/11
LOWEST             44   06/09        39       5       39  06/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     80.8              78.4     2.4     76.1
AVG. MINIMUM     56.3              56.7    -0.4     56.7
MEAN             68.6              67.6     1.0     66.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      5               1.7     3.3        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.35   1883
 MINIMUM         0.20   1988
TOTALS           0.59              3.45   -2.86     9.07
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.12   -0.10     0.30
DAYS >= .01         7              10.3    -3.3       13
DAYS >= .10         2               6.2    -4.2       10
DAYS >= .50         0               2.3    -2.3        5
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.28   06/16 TO 06/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        50.0              51.1    -1.1     35.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   06/30 TO 06/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      34                55     -21       36
 SINCE 7/1       5806              6712    -906     7211
COOLING TOTAL     148               132      16       87
 SINCE 1/1        210               173      37      146

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     08/03/1894
 LATEST       07/15/1863
EARLIEST      03/01             10/01
LATEST        04/14             05/10
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/258
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/270    DATE  06/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/270    DATE  06/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              4     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

&&

JUNE 2016 ENDED SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL FOR SOUTHERN LOWER
MICHIGAN...WHILETHE REMAINDER OF THE LOWER PENINSULA HOVERED NEAR NORMAL. THE
MAIN HEADLINETURNED OUT TO BE THE DRY PATTERN...WHICH PLACED MUCH OF THE
SOUTHEASTERN CORNEROF THE SATE IN ABNORMALLY DRY STATUS AS THE MONTH DREW TO A
CLOSE.

A MAJORITY OF THE MONTH RESULTED IN DAILY TEMPERATURES THAT WERE
FAIRLYCOMFORTABLE BY LATE-SPRING AND EARLY-SUMMER STANDARDS. NEAR 90
DEGREETEMPERATURES WERE OFTEN OFFSET BY DAYS WHEN TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR OR
BELOW 80DEGREES. EVEN IN INSTANCES WHEN TEMPERATURES REACHED OR EXCEEDED THE 90
DEGREEBENCHMARK...IT WAS HARD TO COME BY HIGH MOISTURE LEVELS. THIS LIMITED
THENUMBER OF MUGGY DAYS...WHILE ALSO ALLOWING COOLER NIGHTS TO SETTLE IN FROM
TIMETO TIME. ON A FEW OCCASIONS...TEMPERATURES FELL WELL INTO THE 40S
WITHOUTLYING RURAL AREAS FALLING INTO THE UPPER 30S.

AS MENTIONED...THE LACK OF MOISTURE SLOWLY RAISED CONCERNS AS JUNE
PROGRESSED.FEW INSTANCES INCLUDED HIGHER RAINFALL TOTALS. WHEN HIGHER RAINFALL
AMOUNTS DIDFALL...THE EVENTS WERE RATHER QUICK...LOCALIZED AND LARGELY CONFINED
TO THEFIRST HALF OF THE MONTH. BEYOND JUNE 15TH...MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION
WASEXTREMELY SPARSE...ESPECIALLY ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN LOWER
MICHIGAN. ALARGE NUMBER OF COMMUNITIES BEGAN TO PROHIBIT BURNING...AS SOILS
DRIED ANDVEGETATION BEGAN TO SHOW SIGNS OF THE ONSET OF DROUGHT. AT THE END OF
THEMONTH...SOME PLACES DID NOT EVEN REACH ONE-QUARTER OF THEIR NORMAL
MONTHLYPRECIPITATION.

DRY WEATHER WOULD PROVE TO BE WORTHY ENOUGH TO RANK 2016 AS THE 3RD DRIEST
JUNEON RECORD FOR LANSING AND 10TH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD FOR GRAND RAPIDS.
MUSKEGONWAS THE LONE CLIMATE SITE TO RECEIVE NEAR NORMAL RAINFALL WITH A
DEFICIT OFONLY 0.21 OF AN INCH. ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THE PRECIPITATION CAME IN
ONE EVEN ONJUNE 15TH. THE EVENT ALSO RESULTED IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
THATBROUGHT DOWN SEVERAL TREES AND POWER LINE IN AREAS SURROUNDING MUSKEGON.
SOMERESIDENTS WENT A FEW DAYS BEFORE POWER WAS RESTORED. OTHERWISE...SEVERE
WEATHERWAS FAIRLY TAME AND SCATTERED THROUGH THE MONTH.

$$

JAM



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