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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
243 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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...THE  TRI CITIES MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1898 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            83   04/18        MM      MM
LOWEST             19   04/05        MM      MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.8              56.1    -3.3
AVG. MINIMUM     34.2              36.0    -1.8
MEAN             43.5              46.1    -2.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               0.5     1.5
DAYS MIN <= 32     12               9.8     2.2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.83              2.89   -1.06
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.10   -0.04
DAYS >= .01        11              11.4    -0.4
DAYS >= .10         5               6.8    -1.8
DAYS >= .50         1               1.7    -0.7
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.66   04/25 TO 04/25
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            1.6               1.7    -0.1
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.16              0.20   -0.04
SINCE 7/1        50.2              41.5     8.7
 LIQUID 7/1      5.02
DAYS >= TRACE       9               1.3     7.7
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.8    -0.8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   04/04
                        04/03
 24 HR TOTAL      0.6   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     635               572      63
 SINCE 7/1       5433              6640   -1207
COOLING TOTAL       1                 4      -3
 SINCE 1/1          1                 4      -3

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/330    DATE  04/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/330    DATE  04/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     16

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

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       SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 2016


APRIL 2016 MONTHLY STATISTICS AND RANKINGS
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SNOWFALL
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     1.3"      1.7"       -0.4"      50TH SNOWIEST
FLINT AREA       6.8"      2.3"       +4.5"       8TH SNOWIEST
SAGINAW          1.6"      1.7"       -0.1"      36TH SNOWIEST

SNOW YEAR SINCE JULY 1*
                ACTUAL    NORMAL*    DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    35.3"     42.5"        -7.2"     54TH LEAST SNOWY
FLINT AREA      69.0"     47.4"        21.6"     11TH SNOWIEST
SAGINAW         50.2"     41.5"        +8.7"     21ST SNOWIEST

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF APRIL 30, 2016)

PRECIPITATION
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    2.31"      2.90"      -0.59"     59TH DRIEST
FLINT AREA      2.33"      2.89"      -0.56"     35TH DRIEST
SAGINAW         1.83"      2.89"      -1.06"     34TH DRIEST

WATER YEAR SINCE JANUARY 1*
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    10.53"     9.16"      +1.37"     43RD WETTEST
FLINT AREA      10.51"     7.91"      +2.60"     13TH WETTEST
SAGINAW          9.73"     8.27"      +1.46"     23RD WETTEST

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF APRIL 30, 2016)


AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     46.3      49.2       -2.9       65TH COLDEST
FLINT AREA       45.9      46.4       -0.5       41ST COLDEST
SAGINAW          43.5      46.1       -2.6       29TH COLDEST

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     56.2      59.1       -2.9       72ND COLDEST
FLINT AREA       57.0      57.3       -0.3       45TH COLDEST
SAGINAW          52.8      56.1       -3.3       30TH COLDEST

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     36.4      39.4       -3.0       47TH COLDEST
FLINT AREA       34.8      35.5       -0.7       35TH COLDEST
SAGINAW          34.2      36.0       -1.8       29TH COLDEST


DETROIT AREA HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO NOVEMBER 1874
FLINT AREA HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO JANUARY 1921
SAGINAW HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO 1912



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