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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
720 AM EST TUE JAN 3 2017

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...THE TAMPA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

   ...3RD WARMEST DECEMBER SINCE RECORD BEGAN IN 1890...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
AL-TIME DECEMBER RECORD
 HIGH              86   12/25/2016
                        12/26/2015
                        12/25/2015
 LOW               18   12/13/1962

DECEMBER 2016
HIGHEST            86R  12/25        MM      MM       86  12/26
                                                          12/25
LOWEST             43   12/31        MM      MM       48  12/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     78.7              72.0     6.7     80.9
AVG. MINIMUM     61.5              54.2     7.3     65.9
MEAN             70.1              63.1     7.0     73.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME DECEMBER RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.57   1997
 MINIMUM         0.07   1984

DECEMBER 2016
TOTALS           0.43              2.47   -2.04     0.49
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.08   -0.07     0.02
DAYS >= .01         4               5.8    -1.8        4
DAYS >= .10         1               3.5    -2.5        1
DAYS >= .50         0               1.5    -1.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.33   12/06 TO 12/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      27               139    -112        8
 SINCE 7/1         42               183    -141       13
COOLING TOTAL     192                80     112      275
 SINCE 1/1       4165              3610     555     4491
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    21/340    DATE  12/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    29/340    DATE  12/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      3
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REMARKS
THE DECEMBER 2016 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 70.1 DEGREES
RANKS AS THE 3RD WARMEST DECEMBER SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890.
THE WARMEST DECEMBER HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 73.4 DEGREES
WHICH OCCURRED IN 2015.

THE DECEMBER 2016 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 0.43 INCHES RANKS AS
THE 16TH DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890.

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

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