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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
758 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE GRAND RAPIDS MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 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              87   03/21/2012
 LOW              -13   03/08/1943
HIGHEST            65   03/16        67      -2       63  03/31
LOWEST              0   03/05         6      -6       -8  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.1              44.4    -2.3     35.9
AVG. MINIMUM     22.6              26.9    -4.3     17.3
MEAN             32.4              35.6    -3.2     26.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               4.0     2.0       12
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              21.7     5.3       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               0.1     0.9        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.77   1948
 MINIMUM         0.08   1910
TOTALS           1.05              2.37   -1.32     1.54
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.08   -0.05     0.05
DAYS >= .01         6              11.8    -5.8       11
DAYS >= .10         4               6.2    -2.2        6
DAYS >= .50         0               1.3    -1.3        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.43   03/03 TO 03/03           03/28 TO 03/28
                                                          03/01 TO 03/01
                                                          03/01 TO 03/01

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            3.2               8.3    -5.1      6.4
SINCE 7/1        78.0              73.1     4.9    114.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        9
DAYS >= TRACE       9               6.4     2.6       14
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.2    -1.2        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   03/07                         20  03/02
                        03/06
                        03/05
 24 HR TOTAL      2.9   MM                       03/01 TO 03/01
                                                          03/01 TO 03/01
                                                          03/01 TO 03/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1004               910      94     1183
 SINCE 7/1       6306              5687     619     6464
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              10.2
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   4/260
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/300    DATE  03/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/310    DATE  03/30

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   64
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      2
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     12

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

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JAM



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