Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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CLMGRR

CLIMATE REPORT...WITH NARRATIVE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
150 PM EST WED MAR 2 2016

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...THE GRAND RAPIDS MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 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              69   02/11/1999
 LOW              -24   02/14/1899
                        02/13/1899
HIGHEST            61   02/19        50      11       38  02/07
LOWEST              1   02/14        -3       4      -13  02/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     36.5              33.7     2.8     22.0
AVG. MINIMUM     22.5              19.9     2.6      4.7
MEAN             29.5              26.8     2.7     13.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     11              12.5    -1.5       25
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              24.7     2.3       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.0    -1.0        8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.77   1898
 MINIMUM         0.21   1907
TOTALS           2.78              1.79    0.99     1.17
DAILY AVG.       0.10                MM      MM     0.04
DAYS >= .01        11              12.2    -1.2       11
DAYS >= .10         4               4.8    -0.8        3
DAYS >= .50         2               0.8     1.2        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.2     0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.55   02/02 TO 02/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           41.6   2008
 24 HR TOTAL     11.3   02/03/2007 TO 02/03/2007
 SNOW DEPTH        24   02/18/2014
TOTALS           14.8              14.8     0.0     19.6
SINCE 7/1        41.6              64.8   -23.2     74.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        8
DAYS >= TRACE      21              10.7    10.3       22
DAYS >= 1.0         3               4.6    -1.6        7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   02/25                         10  02/06
                                                          02/05
                                                          02/04
 24 HR TOTAL      7.3   02/24 TO 02/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1022              1070     -48     1439
 SINCE 7/1       4077              4812    -735     5302
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/03/1946
 LATEST       06/04/1945
EARLIEST                        10/13
LATEST                          05/02
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.4
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   4/258
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    53/250    DATE  02/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    70/240    DATE  02/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   24
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            1
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         17

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               19     SLEET                      2
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      5

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

&&

FEBRUARY 2016 WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL WITH NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AND NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL AWAY FROM LAKE
MICHIGAN. LAKE EFFECT SNOW WAS VERY LIMITED THIS MONTH OUTSIDE OF
LOCALIZED HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS IN A NARROW REGION FROM HOLLAND TO
KALAMAZOO. FOR THIS REASON...LAKESHORE SITES WERE LARGELY BELOW OR
WELL BELOW NORMAL FOR SNOWFALL.

HEAVY RAIN IMPACTED CENTRAL AND WEST CENTRAL LOWER MICHIGAN ON
FEBRUARY 2 BRINGING AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 1.5 INCHES TO MANY AREAS. MILD
WEATHER PROHIBITED MUCH IN THE WAY OF SNOW FOR THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF
THE MONTH. THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY FEATURED MORE TYPICAL TEMPERATURES
WITH HIGHS RETREATING INTO THE TEENS AND 20S. LITTLE SNOWFALL WAS
RECEIVED DURING THIS STRETCH EXCEPT FOR THE 9TH AND 10TH ACROSS
MASON...OTTAWA...ALLEGAN...VAN BUREN...AND KALAMAZOO COUNTIES. A
LAKE EFFECT BAND SET UP THAT PRODUCED LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 13
INCHES.

WARM TEMPERATURES RETURNED FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH
ACCOMPANIED BY VERY STRONG WIND GUSTS ON THE 19TH. NUMEROUS REPORTS
OF WIND GUSTS FROM 50 MPH TO 70 MPH WERE RECEIVED. THESE GUSTS
PRODUCED SOME SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES AND EVEN SOME DAMAGE TO TREES
AND ROOFS.

A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM IMPACTED MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
LOWER MICHIGAN ON THE 24TH AND 25TH. HEAVY WET SNOW ACCUMULATED
BETWEEN 6 AND 12 INCHES FOR MOST COMMUNITIES. THIS LED TO SCHOOL
CLOSURES AND EVEN SOME GOVERNMENT OFFICE CLOSURES. SCATTERED POWER
OUTAGES WERE REPORTED AS WELL DUE TO THE WET NATURE OF THE SNOW
WEIGHING DOWN ON BRANCHES.

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HOVING



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