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

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 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              76   12/03/1982
 LOW              -15   12/22/1989
HIGHEST            73   12/12        MM      MM       66  12/01
LOWEST             28   12/04        MM      MM       17  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.0              45.8    12.2     47.4
AVG. MINIMUM     42.0              30.0    12.0     34.6
MEAN             50.0              37.9    12.1     41.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               3.4    -3.4        1
DAYS MIN <= 32      7              17.8   -10.8       11
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.3    -0.3        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.86   1990
 MINIMUM         0.65   1976
TOTALS           6.58              3.83    2.75     3.57
DAILY AVG.       0.21              0.12    0.09     0.12
DAYS >= .01        10              12.0    -2.0       12
DAYS >= .10         9               7.0     2.0        9
DAYS >= .50         5               2.5     2.5        3
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.9     1.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.35   12/27 TO 12/28           12/05 TO 12/06
                                                          12/20 TO 12/20
                                                          12/20 TO 12/20
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/06(00) TO 12/06(00)
                                                 12/20(00) TO 12/20(00)0
                                                 12/20(00) TO 12/20(00)0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           24.6   5
                        0
 24 HR TOTAL     15.0   12/07/1917 TO 12/08/1917
 SNOW DEPTH        14   12/08/1917
TOTALS              T               2.6    -2.6        T
 LIQUID EQUIV      MM              0.30      MM       MM
SINCE 7/1           T               2.8    -2.8      3.7
 LIQUID 7/1        MM              0.30      MM     0.37
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       2               2.9    -0.9        2
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           12/20 TO 12/20
                                                          12/20 TO 12/20
                                                          12/20 TO 12/20
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/20(00) TO 12/20(00)
                                                 12/20(00) TO 12/20(00)0
                                                 12/20(00) TO 12/20(00)0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     458               841    -383      736
 SINCE 7/1        982              1576    -594     1622
COOLING TOTAL       3                 1       2        0
 SINCE 1/1       1790              1614     176     1626

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/03/1974
 LATEST       05/10/1966
EARLIEST                        10/25
LATEST                          04/15
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.5
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   4/211
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/170    DATE  12/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/270    DATE  12/23

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)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                8     RAIN                      10
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     10

-  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.
Tenth wettest December on record.




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