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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
705 AM EDT TUE NOV 1 2016

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...THE GRAND RAPIDS MI (ASOS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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              89   10/01/1897
 LOW               18   10/30/1988
                        10/21/1974
HIGHEST            79   10/05        79       0       76  10/11
LOWEST             33   10/25        26       7       29  10/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.7              60.3     3.4     61.1
AVG. MINIMUM     45.6              41.8     3.8     43.1
MEAN             54.7              51.0     3.7     52.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               3.4    -3.4        2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.32   1954
 MINIMUM         0.03   1952
TOTALS           6.15              3.26    2.89     3.27
DAILY AVG.       0.20              0.11    0.09     0.11
DAYS >= .01        10              11.8    -1.8       12
DAYS >= .10         6               6.8    -0.8        8
DAYS >= .50         4               2.1     1.9        2
DAYS >= 1.00        3               0.6     2.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.78   10/16 TO 10/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            8.4   1967
 24 HR TOTAL      8.4   10/26/1967 TO 10/27/1967
 SNOW DEPTH         5   10/27/1967
TOTALS            0.0               0.5    -0.5        T
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.5    -0.5        T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.5    -0.5        2
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.2    -0.2        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   10/31 TO 10/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     324               440    -116      392
 SINCE 7/1        368               592    -224      481
COOLING TOTAL      10                 7       3        0
 SINCE 1/1        936               699     237      642

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              8.3
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/204
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/180    DATE  10/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/190    DATE  10/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   37
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      5

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

&&

OCTOBER 2016 WAS MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL ACROSS CENTRAL AND WESTERN
LOWER MICHIGAN. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS IN THE MID
50S... AROUND 4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. OCTOBER WAS ALSO A WET
MONTH... WITH MANY STATIONS RECORDING ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL. THE
FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOW OF THE SEASON FELL IN MUCH OF CENTRAL
MICHIGAN ON OCTOBER 26TH... AND AREAS NORTH OF BIG RAPIDS AND MOUNT
PLEASANT RECEIVED GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES. A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW
WAS OBSERVED AT LANSING FOR THE FIRST TIME OF THE SEASON. THERE WERE
SEVERAL DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS... BUT NO SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRED IN
THIS PART OF MICHIGAN.

SEVERAL DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED DURING THE MONTH. GRAND
RAPIDS SET DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS ON OCTOBER 6TH... 16TH (TIED)...
AND 26TH. LANSING SET RAINFALL RECORDS ON THE 16TH AND 26TH. RECORD
WARM LOW TEMPERATURES OCCURRED AT GRAND RAPIDS... LANSING (TIED)...
AND MUSKEGON ON OCTOBER 17TH. LANSING ALSO TIED ITS RECORD WARM LOW
TEMPERATURE ON THE 16TH.

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CAS/EBW


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