Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
115 PM EST TUE JAN 3 2017

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...THE CHARLESTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1901 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              80   12/03/1982
                        12/10/1971
 LOW              -17   12/30/1917
HIGHEST            73   12/26        MM      MM       77  12/27
LOWEST              9   12/16        MM      MM       22  12/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     47.6              45.6     2.0     59.2
AVG. MINIMUM     30.8              29.2     1.6     39.5
MEAN             39.2              37.4     1.8     49.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               4.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     20              19.5     0.5        9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.02   1978
 MINIMUM         0.45   1965
TOTALS           3.83              3.27    0.56     5.59
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.11    0.01     0.18
DAYS >= .01        11              14.4    -3.4       14
DAYS >= .10         8               7.8     0.2        9
DAYS >= .50         2               2.0     0.0        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.3     0.7        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.27   12/18 TO 12/18           12/25 TO 12/25
                                                          12/25 TO 12/26
                                                          12/26 TO 12/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.9   1995
TOTALS            1.1               6.7    -5.6      0.4
SINCE 7/1         1.2               8.1    -6.9      0.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       7
DAYS >= 1.0         0               2.5    -2.5        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   12/30                         -1  12/19
 24 HR TOTAL      0.9   MM                       12/25 TO 12/25
                                                          12/26 TO 12/26
                                                          12/26 TO 12/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     792               856     -64      478
 SINCE 7/1       1446              1740    -294     1130
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1       1473              1097     376     1266
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.9
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/247
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/230    DATE  12/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/290    DATE  12/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      2
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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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