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CLATPH

CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
1146 AM PST FRI JAN 8 2016

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...THE TONOPAH AIRPORT NV CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1954 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             104   07/18/1960
 LOW              -15   01/24/1962
                        01/23/1962
HIGHEST           101   06/20       100       1      101  07/13
                                                          07/01
LOWEST              7   12/27         0       7       12  12/31
                                                          12/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     69.4              67.0     2.4     69.7
AVG. MINIMUM     40.6              37.3     3.3     40.6
MEAN             55.0              52.2     2.8     55.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     56              49.6     6.4       54
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               5.6    -1.6        3
DAYS MIN <= 32    129             147.2   -18.2      127
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.2    -1.2        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.64   1983
 MINIMUM         2.53   1986
TOTALS           5.85              5.24    0.61     4.19
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.01    0.01        T
DAYS >= .01        43              38.5     4.5       29
DAYS >= .10        14              16.3    -2.3       16
DAYS >= .50         2               1.3     0.7        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.2     0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.70   10/04 TO 10/05              0.85

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    4568              5461    -893     4476
 SINCE 7/1       2116              2245    -129     1803
COOLING TOTAL    1034               783     251     1004
 SINCE 1/1       1034               783     251     1004
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/350    DATE  04/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/340    DATE  04/14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     38

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               51     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW               15     SLEET                      0
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                     14

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

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...2ND WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD AT TONOPAH AIRPORT...
...17TH DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD AT TONOPAH AIRPORT...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT TONOPAH AIRPORT DURING 2015 WAS 55.0
DEGREES...WHICH IS 2.8 DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981-2010 CLIMATOLOGICAL
NORMAL OF 52.2 DEGREES. THIS MAKES 2015 THE 2ND WARMEST YEAR ON
RECORD. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 5.85 INCHES...WHICH IS 0.61
INCHES OR 112 PERCENT OF THE 1981-2010 CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL
OF 5.24 INCHES. THIS MAKES 2015 THE 17TH WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD.

JANUARY 2015 WAS THE 2ND WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD IN TONOPAH
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.2 DEGREES.

FEBRUARY 2015 WAS THE WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 45.0 DEGREES. FEBRUARY 2015 WAS ALSO THE 7TH
DRIEST AT THE TONOPAH AIRPORT WITH 0.01 INCH OF
PRECIPITATION...WHICH IS 98 PERCENT BELOW THE 1981-2010
CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL OF 0.52 INCHES.

MARCH 2015 WAS THE WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD IN TONOPAH WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 50.2 DEGREES.

MAY 2015 WAS THE 9TH WETTEST MAY ON RECORD IN TONOPAH. THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION WAS 1.24 INCHES WHICH IS 234 PERCENT ABOVE THE
1981-2010 CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL OF 0.53 INCHES.

JUNE 2015 WAS THE WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD IN TONOPAH WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 74.2 DEGREES.

AUGUST 2015 WAS THE 7TH WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD IN TONOPAH WITH
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 73.5 DEGREES.

SEPTEMBER 2015 WAS THE 3RD WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD IN
TONOPAH WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 68.2 DEGREES.

OCTOBER 2015 WAS THE 5TH WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD IN TONOPAH
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 57.0 DEGREES. 2015 WAS ALSO THE
WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD FOR TONOPAH WITH 2.96 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION...WHICH WAS 771 PERCENT ABOVE THE 1981-2010
CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL OF 0.34 INCHES...OCTOBER 2015 ENDED UP BEING
THE WETTEST MONTH OF ANY MONTH ON RECORD FOR TONOPAH.

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NWS CLIMATE TEAM/DK



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