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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
1000 AM EST TUE JAN 2 2018

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...THE TAMPA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME DECEMBER RECORD
 HIGH              86   12/25/2016
                        12/26/2015
                        12/25/2015
 LOW               18   12/13/1962

DECEMBER 2017
HIGHEST            83   12/05        MM      MM       86  12/25
                        12/01
LOWEST             43   12/10        MM      MM       43  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     76.0              72.0     4.0     78.7
AVG. MINIMUM     58.7              54.2     4.5     61.5
MEAN             67.3              63.1     4.2     70.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME DECEMBER RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.57   1997
 MINIMUM         0.07   1984

DECEMBER 2017
TOTALS           0.85              2.47   -1.62     0.43
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.08   -0.05     0.01
DAYS >= .01         4               5.8    -1.8        4
DAYS >= .10         3               3.5    -0.5        1
DAYS >= .50         1               1.5    -0.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.56   12/08 TO 12/08

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      56               139     -83       27
 SINCE 7/1         64               183    -119       42
COOLING TOTAL     138                80      58      192
 SINCE 1/1       4423              3610     813     4165
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/220    DATE  12/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/200    DATE  12/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      6
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REMARKS
THE DECEMBER 2017 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 67.3 DEGREES
RANKS AS THE 13TH WARMEST NOVEMBER SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890.
THE WARMEST DECEMBER HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 73.4 DEGREES
WHICH OCCURRED IN 2015.

THE DECEMBER 2017 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 0.85 INCHES RANKS
AS THE 32ND DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890.


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

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