Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST, FL
1133 AM EST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE KEY WEST CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2017

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   02/25/1874
 LOW               44   02/03/1917
                        02/14/1899
HIGHEST            83   02/28                         81  02/04
                        02/27
                        02/19
LOWEST             64   02/01                         56  02/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.8              76.0     3.8     74.4
AVG. MINIMUM     69.6              66.0     3.6     64.7
MEAN             74.7              71.0     3.7     69.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.19   1872
 MINIMUM            T   1944
TOTALS           2.05              1.49    0.56     3.72
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.05    0.02     0.13
DAYS >= .01         2               5.3    -3.3        8
DAYS >= .10         2               2.7    -0.7        6
DAYS >= .50         1               1.0     0.0        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.4     0.6        2

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0                                  0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   02/28 TO 02/28

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                15     -15       11
 SINCE 7/1          5                66     -61       24
COOLING TOTAL     279               183      96      152
 SINCE 1/1        540               348     192      328
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/180    DATE  02/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    30/180    DATE  02/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           25
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              3
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

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

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

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WHILE FEBRUARY 2017 IN KEY WEST TIED 1876 AS THE 16TH WARMEST
FEBRUARY (MONTHLY AVERAGE OF 74.7 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT) ON RECORD,
THIS PAST METEOROLOGICAL WINTER (DECEMBER 2016 THROUGH FEBRUARY
2017) RANKED AS THE 3RD WARMEST. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR WINTER
2016-2017 WAS 75.1 DEGREES, OR ABOUT 4.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE
WARMEST WINTER ON RECORD WAS 1931-1932, WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 75.4 DEGREES.

ADDITIONALLY, THE TEMPERATURE AT KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ONLY
DIPPED BELOW 70 DEGREES ON 36 DAYS THIS PAST WINTER. THE HISTORICAL
AVERAGE FOR BELOW-70 DAYS IS 62. TEMPERATURE RECORDS IN KEY WEST
DATE BACK TO 1872.

Ross




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