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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
341 PM EDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE  TRI CITIES MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1898 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            68   03/27        MM      MM
                        03/08
LOWEST              7   03/04        MM      MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     47.5              42.2     5.3
AVG. MINIMUM     31.3              25.3     6.0
MEAN             39.4              33.7     5.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               5.2    -2.2
DAYS MIN <= 32     16              24.3    -8.3
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           3.98              2.06    1.92
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.07    0.06
DAYS >= .01        14               9.2     4.8
DAYS >= .10         9               4.8     4.2
DAYS >= .50         3               1.0     2.0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.11   03/30 TO 03/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           14.9               6.4     8.5
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.49              0.60    0.89
SINCE 7/1        48.6              39.8     8.8
 LIQUID 7/1      4.86
DAYS >= TRACE       5               4.1     0.9
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.3    -0.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   03/02
 24 HR TOTAL     10.7   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     785               969    -184
 SINCE 7/1       4798              6068   -1270
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/230    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/220    DATE  03/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                     26

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

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       SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 2016


MARCH 2016 MONTHLY STATISTICS AND RANKINGS
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SNOWFALL
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     7.4"      6.9"       +0.5"      58TH SNOWIEST
FLINT AREA      11.6"      6.5"       +5.1"      19TH SNOWIEST
SAGINAW         14.9"      6.4"       +8.5"       7TH SNOWIEST

SNOW YEAR SINCE JULY 1*
                ACTUAL    NORMAL*    DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    34.0"     40.8"        -6.8"     54TH LEAST SNOWY
FLINT AREA      62.0"     45.1"       +16.9"     12TH SNOWIEST
SAGINAW         48.6"     39.8"        +8.8"     25TH SNOWIEST

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF MARCH 31, 2016)

PRECIPITATION
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    4.86"      2.28"      +2.58"      5TH WETTEST
FLINT AREA      4.33"      1.91"      +2.42"      2ND WETTEST
SAGINAW         3.98"      2.06"      +1.92"      6TH WETTEST

WATER YEAR SINCE JANUARY 1*
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    8.22"      6.26"      +1.96"     31ST WETTEST
FLINT AREA      8.18"      5.02"      +3.13"      7TH WETTEST
SAGINAW         7.90"      5.38"      +2.52"     11TH WETTEST

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF MARCH 31, 2016)


AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     43.1      37.2       +5.9        7TH WARMEST
FLINT AREA       41.8      34.1       +7.7        4TH WARMEST
SAGINAW          39.4      33.7       +5.7        8TH WARMEST

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     51.9      45.8       +6.1        7TH WARMEST
FLINT AREA       51.1      43.5       +7.6        7TH WARMEST
SAGINAW          47.5      42.2       +5.3        9TH WARMEST

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     34.4      28.6       +5.8        6TH WARMEST
FLINT AREA       32.4      24.8       +7.6        5TH WARMEST
SAGINAW          31.3      25.3       +6.0        8TH WARMEST


DETROIT AREA HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO NOVEMBER 1874
FLINT AREA HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO JANUARY 1921
SAGINAW HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO 1912


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