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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
1000 AM EST TUE JAN 2 2018

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...THE SARASOTA BRADENTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME DECEMBER RECORD
 HIGH              90   12/14/1971
                        12/18/1967
 LOW               20   12/26/1983

DECEMBER 2017
HIGHEST            83   12/01        MM      MM       86  12/26
LOWEST             40   12/11        MM      MM       38  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     75.8              73.2     2.6     78.7
AVG. MINIMUM     56.5              53.7     2.8     59.8
MEAN             66.2              63.5     2.7     69.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME DECEMBER RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.94   1997
 MINIMUM         0.00   1933

DECEMBER 2017
TOTALS           1.07              2.53   -1.46     1.25
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.08   -0.05     0.04
DAYS >= .01         4                MM      MM        4
DAYS >= .10         2                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.83   12/09 TO 12/09

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      65               122     -57       24
 SINCE 7/1         78               155     -77       35
COOLING TOTAL     109                74      35      163
 SINCE 1/1       3812              3374     438     4189
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/320    DATE  12/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/230    DATE  12/08

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                      3
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REMARKS
THE DECEMBER 2017 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 66.2 DEGREES
TIES WITH 1991...1946 AND 1922 AS THE 17TH WARMEST DECEMBER SINCE
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911. THE WARMEST DECEMBER HAD AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 72.8 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED IN 2015.

THE DECEMBER 2017 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 1.07 INCHES RANKS AS
THE 66TH WETTEST/41ST DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911.


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

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