Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
105 PM EDT SUN APR 3 2016

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...THE GRAND RAPIDS MI (ASOS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              87   03/21/2012
 LOW              -13   03/08/1943
HIGHEST            71   03/08        67       4       65  03/16
LOWEST              6   03/04         6       0        0  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.7              44.4     5.3     42.1
AVG. MINIMUM     31.4              26.9     4.5     22.6
MEAN             40.6              35.6     5.0     32.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               4.0    -1.0        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     16              21.7    -5.7       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.77   1948
 MINIMUM         0.08   1910
TOTALS           4.94              2.37    2.57     1.05
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.08    0.08     0.03
DAYS >= .01        16              11.8     4.2        6
DAYS >= .10        12               6.2     5.8        4
DAYS >= .50         4               1.3     2.7        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.16   03/30 TO 03/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           36.0   1965
 24 HR TOTAL     13.6   03/02/2002 TO 03/02/2002
 SNOW DEPTH        20   03/02/2014
TOTALS           10.1               8.3     1.8      3.2
SINCE 7/1        51.7              73.1   -21.4     78.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= TRACE       7               6.4     0.6        9
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.2    -0.2        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   03/02                          8  03/07
                                                          03/06
                                                          03/05
 24 HR TOTAL      7.4   03/01 TO 03/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     749               910    -161     1004
 SINCE 7/1       4826              5687    -861     6306
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/03/1946
 LATEST       06/04/1945
EARLIEST      03/01             10/13
LATEST                          05/02
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   1/199
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/240    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/240    DATE  03/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   42
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              4     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      1
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      8

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

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