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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED TYPO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
344 AM EDT MON JUN 1 2015

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...THE HARRISBURG PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2015...
...2ND WARMEST MAY ON RECORD AT HARRISBURG...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 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              97   05/01/1942
                        05/31/1939
 LOW               31   05/11/1966
HIGHEST            90   05/31                         87  05/27
LOWEST             46   05/14                         43  05/19
                        05/03                             05/07
                                                          05/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.9              72.1     7.8     73.6
AVG. MINIMUM     57.9              52.1     5.8     52.5
MEAN             68.9              62.1     6.8     63.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.7     0.3        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         9.71   1989
 MINIMUM         0.29   1902
TOTALS           3.52              3.79   -0.27     5.14
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.12   -0.01     0.17
DAYS >= .01         9              12.2    -3.2       13
DAYS >= .10         8               7.5     0.5        7
DAYS >= .50         4               2.3     1.7        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.04   05/31 TO 05/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   1977
                        1966
                        1963
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        39.2              30.6     8.6     44.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      45               148    -103      106
 SINCE 7/1       5587              5251     336     5725
COOLING TOTAL     174                58     116       54
 SINCE 1/1        174                65     109       60
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/240    DATE  05/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/210    DATE  05/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             18
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              6     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     10

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

&&

MAY 2015 WAS THE 2ND WARMEST MAY ON RECORD WITH AN AVG. MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
OF 68.9 DEGREES. THIS WAS +6.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND ONLY 0.3 DEGREES AWAY
FROM BEING THE WARMEST MAY EVER RECORDED SINCE CLIMATE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1888.
THE WARMEST MAY ON RECORD WAS 1991 WITH AN AVG. MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 69.1
DEGREES. THERE WERE NO DAILY RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH.

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