Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
353 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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...THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL DC CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   04/17/2002
                        04/18/1976
                        04/23/1960
 LOW               15   04/01/1923
HIGHEST            86   04/26        86       0
LOWEST             30   04/05        33      -3
AVG. MAXIMUM     67.0              66.6     0.4     69.4
AVG. MINIMUM     46.7              47.0    -0.3     49.4
MEAN             56.9              56.8     0.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.3    -0.3
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3               0.5     2.5
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.13   1889
 MINIMUM         0.03   1985
TOTALS           2.05              3.06   -1.01     3.41
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.10   -0.03
DAYS >= .01        12              10.4     1.6
DAYS >= .10         5               6.5    -1.5
DAYS >= .50         2               2.2    -0.2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.70   04/07 TO 04/07
                        04/06 TO 04/07
                        04/07 TO 04/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            5.5   1924
TOTALS              T                 T     0.0
SINCE 7/1        22.2              15.4     6.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               0.1     2.9
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     269               270      -1      181
 SINCE 7/1       3221              3946    -725     3908
COOLING TOTAL      33                24       9       20
 SINCE 1/1         36                26      10       20
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/310    DATE  04/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/310    DATE  04/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

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

&&

WASHINGTON DC...REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT...

THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS NEAR NORMAL. MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL.

THIS WAS THE COOLEST APRIL SINCE 2007...AND THE DRIEST SINCE 2012.

REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT HAD ITS FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY OF 2016 ON THE
1ST.

A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 64 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
1ST...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 62 SET IN 1998.

A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
26TH...TYING THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1881.

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