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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
401 AM EDT TUE APR 4 2017

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...THE DETROIT MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              86   03/22/2012
 LOW               -7   03/05/1872
HIGHEST            77   03/24        MM      MM
LOWEST             16   03/14        MM      MM
                        03/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.8              45.8    -1.0
AVG. MINIMUM     29.1              28.6     0.5
MEAN             36.9              37.2    -0.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               3.5     2.5
DAYS MIN <= 32     16              20.3    -4.3
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.63   1913
 MINIMUM         0.38   1910
TOTALS           4.26              2.28    1.98
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.07    0.07
DAYS >= .01        12              11.7     0.3
DAYS >= .10         9               6.2     2.8
DAYS >= .50         2               1.1     0.9
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.2     0.8
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.97   03/30 TO 03/30
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.2   1900
                        0
                        0
TOTALS            6.9               6.9     0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.69              0.70   -0.01
SINCE 7/1        37.8              40.8    -3.0
 LIQUID 7/1      3.78
DAYS >= TRACE       8               5.4     2.6
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.1    -1.1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/14
 24 HR TOTAL      5.2   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     865               862       3
 SINCE 7/1       4603              5415    -812
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    49/250    DATE  03/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    68/250    DATE  03/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         17

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      1
FOG                      18     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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MONTHLY CLIMATE DATA FOR NWS WHITE LAKE - MARCH 2017

...TEMPERATURE DATA...              ...PRECIPITATION DATA...
AVERAGE MAXIMUM...39.8              MONTHLY TOTAL..........3.84
AVERAGE MINIMUM...22.5              GREATEST DAILY TOTAL...1.08
MONTHLY AVERAGE...31.1              ON THE 30TH
                                    2017 TOTAL............9.20

...HEATING DEGREE DAYS...           ...SNOWFALL DATA...
MONTHLY TOTAL............1038       MONTHLY TOTAL............5.4
2016-2017 SEASON TOTAL...5552       2016-2017 SEASON TOTAL...38.1

...COOLING DEGREE DAYS...
MONTHLY TOTAL...0
2017 TOTAL......0

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       SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 2017


MARCH 2017 MONTHLY STATISTICS AND RANKINGS
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SNOWFALL
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     6.9"       6.9"        0.0"     64TH SNOWIEST
FLINT AREA       5.4"       6.5"       -1.1"     43RD LEAST SNOWY
SAGINAW          7.5"       6.4"       +1.1"     46TH SNOWIEST

SNOW YEAR SINCE JULY 1*

                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     37.8"     40.8"       -3.0"     67TH LEAST SNOWY
FLINT AREA       37.9"     45.1"       -7.2"     46TH LEAST SNOWY
SAGINAW          37.4"     39.8"       -2.4"     47TH LEAST SNOWY

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF MARCH 31, 2017)

PRECIPITATION
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    4.26"      2.28"      +1.98"     10TH WETTEST
FLINT AREA      3.21"      1.91"      +1.30"     12TH WETTEST
SAGINAW         2.80"      2.06"      +0.74"     20TH WETTEST

WATER YEAR SINCE JANUARY 1*

                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    8.99"      6.26"      +2.73"     19TH WETTEST
FLINT AREA      8.76"      5.02"      +3.74"      5TH WETTEST
SAGINAW         7.31"      5.38"      +1.93"     16TH WETTEST

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF MARCH 31, 2017)

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     36.9      37.2       -0.3       50TH WARMEST
FLINT AREA       33.9      34.1       -0.2       43RD WARMEST
SAGINAW          32.9      33.7       -0.8       47TH WARMEST

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     44.8      45.8       -1.0       55TH WARMEST
FLINT AREA       42.4      43.5       -1.1       46TH WARMEST
SAGINAW          40.8      42.2       -1.4       50TH WARMEST

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     29.1      28.6       +0.5       41ST WARMEST
FLINT AREA       25.4      24.8       +0.6       41ST WARMEST
SAGINAW          25.0      25.3       -0.3       49TH WARMEST


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 1912



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