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

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CXUS53 KGRR 011326
CLMGRR

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
815 AM EST TUE DEC 1 2015

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...THE GRAND RAPIDS MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              81   11/01/1950
 LOW              -10   11/25/1950
HIGHEST            76   11/03        66      10       60  11/04
LOWEST             19   11/29        16       3       10  11/21
                        11/22
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.0              47.3     7.7     41.0
AVG. MINIMUM     36.0              33.0     3.0     27.7
MEAN             45.5              40.1     5.4     34.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.8    -0.8       10
DAYS MIN <= 32     12              14.5    -2.5       21
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.90   2003
 MINIMUM         0.06   1904
TOTALS           2.61              3.51   -0.90     4.11
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.12   -0.03     0.14
DAYS >= .01        13              13.2    -0.2       19
DAYS >= .10         6               7.3    -1.3       10
DAYS >= .50         1               2.3    -1.3        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.76   11/26 TO 11/27           11/23 TO 11/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.0   2014
 24 HR TOTAL     11.5   11/20/2000 TO 11/20/2000
 SNOW DEPTH        13   11/21/2000
TOTALS            3.5               6.8    -3.3     31.0
SINCE 7/1         3.5               7.3    -3.8     31.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= TRACE       6               4.2     1.8       18
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.0    -1.0        7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   11/22                          8  11/21
                                                          11/19
                                                          11/18
 24 HR TOTAL      3.2   11/21 TO 11/21           11/18 TO 11/18


DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     577               746    -169      914
 SINCE 7/1       1058              1338    -280     1496
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        642               699     -57      611

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              10.9
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   5/214
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/250    DATE  11/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/270    DATE  11/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   51
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      2
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      5

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

&&

NOVEMBER 2015 WILL BE NOTED FOR ABNORMALLY WARM TEMPERATURES. ALL
THREE PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES RECORDED AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THAT WERE
IN THE TOP 5 ON RECORD. PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM BELOW NORMAL
ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL LOWER MICHIGAN TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN. SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE NORMAL
ACROSS SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN DUE TO ONE SNOWSTORM ON NOVEMBER 21
BUT WAS BELOW NORMAL ACROSS CENTRAL AND WEST CENTRAL LOWER MICHIGAN.

THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER OPENED UP ON A WARM NOTE. TEMPERATURES
WERE ABOVE 70 DEGREES FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE DAYS FOR MOST LOCATIONS
AWAY FROM LAKE MICHIGAN. AFTER COOLING BACK DOWN INTO THE 50S FOR
AWHILE...TEMPERATURES REBOUNDED BACK INTO THE 60S FOR SEVERAL DAYS
DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH. DIPS INTO THE 30S AND SURGES BACK
INTO THE 50S TO NEAR 60 ENDED THE MONTH. OVERALL HOWEVER...AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES WERE SOME OF THE WARMEST WE HAVE SEEN ON RECORD FOR ALL
THREE OF OUR PRIMARY CLIMATE SITES.

PRECIPITATION VARIED CONSIDERABLY ACROSS THE REGION WITH THE WESTERN
HALF OF LOWER MICHIGAN RECEIVING MORE PRECIPITATION THAN OTHER
AREAS. THE LAKESHORE REGION RECEIVED A DECENT AMOUNT OF RAIN ON THE
6TH...BUT IT WOULD NOT BE UNTIL THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH WHEN MORE
SIGNIFICANT RAIN OCCURRED WHEN THE REGION RECEIVED ANYWHERE FROM
THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH TO JUST OVER TWO INCHES OF RAIN ON THE
26TH AND 27TH.

THE ONLY SNOWSTORM OF THE MONTH WAS ON NOVEMBER 21. AN AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE TRACKED ACROSS THE LOWER GREAT LAKES REGION AND HELPED
BRING FAIRLY SIGNIFICANT WET SNOW TO THE AREA...MAINLY NEAR AND
SOUTH OF I-96. THE HARDEST HIT AREAS WERE FROM KALAMAZOO TO LANSING
AND JACKSON WHERE 6 TO 12 INCHES FELL...LOCALLY HIGHER. GIVEN THE
WARMTH OF THE MONTH OVERALL...THIS SNOW QUICKLY MELTED AWAY...WHICH
IS COMMON IN A STRONG EL NINO PATTERN.

STRONG WINDS ON NOVEMBER 11 AND 12 LED TO SOME SCATTERED POWER
OUTAGES ACROSS THE REGION IN ADDITION TO BEACH EROSION AND SOME
MINOR COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE LAKESHORE. PEAK WIND GUSTS WERE IN
THE 50 TO 60 MPH RANGE MAINLY FROM US 131 TO THE WEST...WITH GUSTS
PRIMARILY UNDER 50 MPH EAST OF THERE.

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HOVING


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