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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
953 AM CST TUE JAN 3 2017

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...THE MUSCLE SHOALS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   12/25/2016
                        12/27/2015
                        12/07/1998
 LOW               -5   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            78R  12/25        MM      MM       78
LOWEST             22   12/19        MM      MM       24
                        12/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.7              52.8     3.9     63.8
AVG. MINIMUM     36.2              33.8     2.4     44.4
MEAN             46.5              43.3     3.2     54.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.0    -1.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13              14.4    -1.4        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        19.19   1990
 MINIMUM         0.65   1980
TOTALS           5.34              5.68   -0.34     6.94
DAILY AVG.       0.17              0.18   -0.01
DAYS >= .01        12              10.6     1.4       10
DAYS >= .10        10               7.3     2.7        7
DAYS >= .50         3               3.6    -0.6        5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.7    -0.7        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.07   12/03 TO 12/04              3.07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           11.1   1963
 24 HR TOTAL      6.0   12/22/1963 TO 12/22/1963
                        12/27/1907 TO 12/27/1907
TOTALS              T               0.4    -0.4      0.0
SINCE 7/1           T               0.4    -0.4      0.0
DAYS >= TRACE       1               0.4     0.6
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL        T   12/18 TO 12/18               0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     568               674    -106      353
 SINCE 7/1        896              1236    -340      718
COOLING TOTAL       2                 1       1       22
 SINCE 1/1       2368              1872     496     2030

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/03/1908
 LATEST       04/27/1919
EARLIEST                        11/07
LATEST                          03/28
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/280    DATE  12/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/270    DATE  12/18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67


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

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