Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
1019 AM EST THU JAN 2 2014

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...THE DETROIT MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              69   12/06/1998
 LOW              -11   12/29/1880
HIGHEST            59   12/05        MM      MM
LOWEST              5   12/16        MM      MM
                        12/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     32.9              36.1    -3.2
AVG. MINIMUM     20.7              24.1    -3.4
MEAN             26.8              30.1    -3.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32     18              10.5     7.5
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              23.9     4.1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.7    -0.7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.19   1967
 MINIMUM         0.42   1900
TOTALS           2.42              2.46   -0.04
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.08    0.00
DAYS >= .01        15              13.7     1.3
DAYS >= .10         4               6.2    -2.2
DAYS >= .50         1               1.4    -0.4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.13   12/21 TO 12/22
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           34.9   1974
                        0
                        0
TOTALS           15.5               9.6     5.9
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.55              1.00    0.55
SINCE 7/1        16.7              11.2     5.5
 LIQUID 7/1      1.67
DAYS >= TRACE      20               8.5    11.5
DAYS >= 1.0         5               3.2     1.8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   12/19
                        12/18
                        12/17
 24 HR TOTAL      7.7   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1177              1082      95
 SINCE 7/1       2479              2297     182
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        891               803      88

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/230    DATE  12/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/230    DATE  12/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.90
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            0
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         27

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               20     SLEET                      0
FOG                      24     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     13

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

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CLIMATOLOGICAL STATISTICS FOR THE NWS WHITE LAKE - DECEMBER 2013

...TEMPERATURE DATA...               ...PRECIPITATION DATA...
AVERAGE MAXIMUM.... 29.5             MONTHLY TOTAL ..........1.92
AVERAGE MINIMUM.... 15.5             GREATEST DAILY TOTAL....0.56
MONTHLY AVERAGE.... 22.5             ON THE 21ST
                                     2013 TOTAL..............35.89

...HEATING DEGREE DAYS...            ...SNOWFALL DATA...
MONTHLY TOTAL..........1308          MONTHLY TOTAL..........14.9
2013-14 SEASON TOTAL...2995          2013-14 SEASON TOTAL...16.6

...COOLING DEGREE DAYS...
MONTHLY TOTAL.........0
2013 TOTAL............435

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        SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 2013


DECEMBER 2013 MONTHLY STATISTICS AND RANKINGS
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SNOWFALL
              ACTUAL   NORMAL*  DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA   15.5"    9.6"     +5.9"      20TH MOST SNOWY
FLINT AREA     16.9"    11.8"    +5.1"      14TH MOST SNOWY
SAGINAW        18.9     9.0"     +9.9"      15TH MOST SNOWY

SNOW YEAR SINCE JULY 1

              ACTUAL   NORMAL*  DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA   16.7"    11.2"     +5.5"     27TH MOST SNOWY
FLINT AREA     18.5"    14.7"     +3.8"     19TH MOST SNOWY
SAGINAW        20.5"    12.9"     +7.6"     17TH MOST SNOWY

     *NORMAL TO-DATE (AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2013)

PRECIPITATION
              ACTUAL   NORMAL*  DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA   1.55"    1.00"   +0.55"      57TH WETTEST
FLINT AREA     1.69"    1.20"   +0.49"      45TH WETTEST
SAGINAW        1.89"    0.90"   +0.99"      49TH WETTEST

WATER YEAR SINCE JANUARY 1

              ACTUAL   NORMAL*  DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA  39.90"   33.47"    +6.43"     11TH WETTEST
FLINT AREA    32.63"   31.37"    +1.26"     29TH WETTEST
SAGINAW       33.11"   31.54"    +1.57"     53RD WETTEST

     *NORMAL TO-DATE (AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2013)


AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

              ACTUAL   NORMAL  DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA   26.8     30.1     -3.3       38TH COLDEST
FLINT AREA     25.0     27.4     -2.4       22ND COLDEST
SAGINAW        22.8     27.3     -4.5       20TH COLDEST


AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE

              ACTUAL   NORMAL  DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA   32.9     36.1     -3.2       43RD COLDEST
FLINT AREA     31.4     34.1     -2.7       21ST COLDEST
SAGINAW        29.2     33.5     -4.3       21ST COLDEST


AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE

              ACTUAL   NORMAL  DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA   20.7     24.1     -3.3       36TH COLDEST
FLINT AREA     18.7     20.8     -2.1       24TH COLDEST
SAGINAW        16.5     27.3     -4.5       XXTH COLDEST



DETROIT AREA HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO NOVEMBER 1874
FLINT AREA HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO JANUARY 1921
SAGINAW HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO JANUARY 1912






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