Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
638 AM EDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE GRAND RAPIDS MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2014

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   03/21/2012
 LOW              -13   03/08/1943
HIGHEST            63   03/31        67      -4       56  03/30
LOWEST             -8   03/03         6     -14       11  03/20
                                                          03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.9              44.4    -8.5     38.8
AVG. MINIMUM     17.3              26.9    -9.6     24.3
MEAN             26.6              35.6    -9.0     31.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12               4.0     8.0        7
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              21.7     6.3       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               0.1     0.9        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.77   1948
 MINIMUM         0.08   1910
TOTALS           1.54              2.37   -0.83     0.94
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.08   -0.03     0.03
DAYS >= .01        11              11.8    -0.8       11
DAYS >= .10         6               6.2    -0.2        4
DAYS >= .50         0               1.3    -1.3        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.31   03/28 TO 03/28           03/10 TO 03/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           36.0   1965
 24 HR TOTAL     13.6   03/02/2002 TO 03/02/2002
 SNOW DEPTH        20   03/02/2014
TOTALS            6.4               8.3    -1.9      7.7
SINCE 7/1       114.2              73.1    41.1     65.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      9                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= TRACE      14               6.4     7.6       17
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.2     0.8        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        20R  03/02                          4  03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      2.4   03/01 TO 03/01           03/10 TO 03/10

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1183               910     273     1028
 SINCE 7/1       6464              5687     777     5513
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/03/1946
 LATEST       06/04/1945
EARLIEST                        10/13
LATEST                          05/02
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.0
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   1/260
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/240    DATE  03/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/240    DATE  03/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   51
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                     17

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

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