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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
1022 AM EST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE LEXINGTON KY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1872 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              75   12/03/1982
                        12/02/1982
 LOW              -19   12/22/1989
HIGHEST            70   12/27        MM      MM       62  12/01
                        12/12
LOWEST             24   12/05        MM      MM       16  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.8              43.9    12.9     45.4
AVG. MINIMUM     40.8              28.0    12.8     31.8
MEAN             48.8              36.0    12.8     38.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               5.0    -5.0        2
DAYS MIN <= 32      9              19.8   -10.8       17
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.4    -0.4        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.17   1990
 MINIMUM         0.61   1965
TOTALS           7.21              3.93    3.28     3.30
DAILY AVG.       0.23              0.13    0.10     0.11
DAYS >= .01        14              12.4     1.6       11
DAYS >= .10        10               7.4     2.6        6
DAYS >= .50         7               2.8     4.2        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.47   12/23 TO 12/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.4   5
                        0
TOTALS              T               2.5    -2.5        T
SINCE 7/1           T               2.8    -2.8      1.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.8    -0.8        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   12/31 TO 12/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     496               901    -405      811
 SINCE 7/1       1182              1788    -606     1818
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1       1284              1190      94     1274
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/250    DATE  12/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/250    DATE  12/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                      11
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      2

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

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Second warmest December average temperature on record.
Sixth wettest December on record.



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