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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
848 AM EST SUN JAN 3 2016

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...THE FLINT MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1921 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              70   12/05/2001
 LOW              -13   12/25/2000
HIGHEST            65   12/13        MM      MM
LOWEST             23   12/20        MM      MM
                        12/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     48.0              34.1    13.9
AVG. MINIMUM     34.0              20.8    13.2
MEAN             41.0              27.4    13.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0              12.8   -12.8
DAYS MIN <= 32     12              26.9   -14.9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.3    -1.3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.66   1971
 MINIMUM         0.44   1969
TOTALS           1.90              1.92   -0.02
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.06    0.00
DAYS >= .01        15              13.9     1.1
DAYS >= .10         5               5.7    -0.7
DAYS >= .50         1               0.9     0.1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.62   12/28 TO 12/29
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           35.3   2000
                        0
                        0
TOTALS            2.5              11.8    -9.3
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.25              1.20   -0.95
SINCE 7/1        13.3              14.7    -1.4
 LIQUID 7/1      1.33
DAYS >= TRACE       5              10.4    -5.4
DAYS >= 1.0         1               3.7    -2.7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   12/29
 24 HR TOTAL      1.9   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     737              1164    -427
 SINCE 7/1       1718              2645    -927
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        766               531     235

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    35/240    DATE  12/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/240    DATE  12/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         17

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      1
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                     21

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

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       SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 2015


DECEMBER 2015 MONTHLY STATISTICS AND RANKINGS
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SNOWFALL
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     1.3"      9.6"       -8.3"       6TH LEAST SNOWY
FLINT AREA       2.5"     11.8"       -9.3"       8TH LEAST SNOWY
SAGINAW          4.2"      9.0"       -4.8"      18TH LEAST SNOWY

SNOW YEAR SINCE JULY 1*

                ACTUAL    NORMAL*    DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     7.5"     11.2"        -3.7"     48TH LEAST SNOWY
FLINT AREA      13.3"     14.7"        -1.4"     38TH LEAST SNOWY
SAGINAW          7.7"     12.9"        -5.2"     23RD LEAST SNOWY

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015)

PRECIPITATION
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    3.01"      2.46"      +0.55"     36TH WETTEST
FLINT AREA      1.90"      1.92"      -0.02"     43RD WETTEST
SAGINAW         3.10"      1.86"      +1.24"     15TH WETTEST

WATER YEAR SINCE JANUARY 1*

                ACTUAL    NORMAL*    DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    30.31"    33.47"      -3.16"     55TH DRIEST
FLINT AREA      29.28"    31.37       -2.09"     42ND DRIEST
SAGINAW         32.08"    31.54"      +0.54"     33RD WETTEST

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015)

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     41.1      30.1       +11.0       1ST WARMEST
FLINT AREA       41.0      27.4       +13.6       1ST WARMEST
SAGINAW          39.1      27.3       +11.8       1ST WARMEST

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     47.3      36.1       +11.2       1ST WARMEST
FLINT AREA       48.0      34.1       +13.9       1ST WARMEST
SAGINAW          45.2      33.5       +11.7       1ST WARMEST

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     34.9      24.1       +10.8       2ND WARMEST
FLINT AREA       34.0      20.8       +13.2       1ST WARMEST
SAGINAW          33.0      21.2       +11.8       1ST 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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