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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
648 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

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...THE GRAND RAPIDS MI (ASOS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 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              90   04/29/1899
 LOW                3   04/07/1982
HIGHEST            81   04/26        79       2       82  04/18
LOWEST             27   04/08        21       6       20  04/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.1              58.2     3.9     56.0
AVG. MINIMUM     41.7              37.7     4.0     36.0
MEAN             51.9              48.0     3.9     46.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               8.6    -4.6       10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.10   2013
 MINIMUM         0.39   1942
TOTALS           6.27              3.35    2.92     3.92
DAILY AVG.       0.21              0.11    0.10     0.13
DAYS >= .01        14              12.7     1.3       14
DAYS >= .10        10               7.3     2.7        8
DAYS >= .50         5               1.9     3.1        4
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.6     1.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.57   04/29 TO 04/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           15.6   1961
 24 HR TOTAL      9.8   04/02/1975 TO 04/03/1975
 SNOW DEPTH        10   04/03/1975
TOTALS            0.4               1.8    -1.4      9.4
SINCE 7/1        60.1              74.9   -14.8     61.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       2               2.0     0.0       10
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/06                          5  04/09
 24 HR TOTAL      0.4   04/06 TO 04/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     391               518    -127      564
 SINCE 7/1       5366              6205    -839     5390
COOLING TOTAL       5                 7      -2        0
 SINCE 1/1          5                 8      -3        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              11.4
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   1/216
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/250    DATE  04/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/220    DATE  04/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   48
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       9
LIGHT RAIN               20     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      3

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

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