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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
500 PM EST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE CAPE HATTERAS NC CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   12/03/1991
 LOW                8   12/30/1880
HIGHEST            76   12/29                         68
LOWEST             40   12/19                         33
                        12/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.9              55.9    13.0     56.2
AVG. MINIMUM     56.8              42.7    14.1     43.5
MEAN             62.8              49.3    13.5     49.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               3.8    -3.8        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.91   1948
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           4.97              4.27    0.70     2.45
DAYS >= .01        15              10.4     4.6       14
DAYS >= .10        11               6.5     4.5        6
DAYS >= .50         2               3.0    -1.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.3    -0.3        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS            0.0               1.3    -1.3      0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.10   -0.10     0.00
SINCE 7/1         0.0               1.3    -1.3      0.0
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00              0.10   -0.10     0.00
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.2    -0.2        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     123               489    -366      462
 SINCE 7/1        295               807    -512      863
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/210    DATE  12/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/200    DATE  12/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     81

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                9     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

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