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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
113 PM EDT WED MAY 1 2013

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...THE GRAND RAPIDS MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2013

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            78   04/30        79      -1       74  04/15
LOWEST             22   04/03        21       1       28  04/29
                        04/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.5              58.2    -4.7     59.1
AVG. MINIMUM     35.7              37.7    -2.0     37.5
MEAN             44.6              48.0    -3.4     48.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      9               8.6     0.4        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.29   1909
 MINIMUM         0.39   1942
TOTALS          11.10R             3.35    7.75     3.09
DAILY AVG.       0.37              0.11    0.26     0.10
DAYS >= .01        18              12.7     5.3       11
DAYS >= .10        14               7.3     6.7        6
DAYS >= .50         7               1.9     5.1        3
DAYS >= 1.00        4               0.6     3.4        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.94   04/17 TO 04/18           04/15 TO 04/16
                                                          04/28 TO 04/28
                                                          04/10 TO 04/10

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            0.7               1.8    -1.1        T
SINCE 7/1        66.0              74.9    -8.9     51.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       8               2.0     6.0        2
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/20                          0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.5   04/19 TO 04/19           04/28 TO 04/28
                                                          04/10 TO 04/10
                                                          04/10 TO 04/10

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     609               518      91      494
 SINCE 7/1       6122              6205     -83     5094
COOLING TOTAL       3                 7      -4        1
 SINCE 1/1          3                 8      -5       27

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              11.6
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/199
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/110    DATE  04/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/240    DATE  04/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   43
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN               10     RAIN                      14
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      2
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

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

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