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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
757 AM EDT THU SEP 1 2016

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...THE BATTLE CREEK MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            90   08/12        MM      MM       92  08/02
                        08/11
LOWEST             52   08/22        MM      MM       50  08/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.0              80.7     0.3       MM
AVG. MINIMUM     61.8              57.8     4.0       MM
MEAN             71.4              69.2     2.2       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90      2               1.6     0.4        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           8.08              3.47    4.61     2.19
DAILY AVG.       0.26              0.11    0.15     0.09
DAYS >= .01        11               9.8     1.2       10
DAYS >= .10         7               6.3     0.7        7
DAYS >= .50         6               2.5     3.5        1
DAYS >= 1.00        3               0.8     2.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.77   08/15 TO 08/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       3                26     -23       15
 SINCE 7/1          8                41     -33       22
COOLING TOTAL     206               157      49      161
 SINCE 1/1        616               518      98      578
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.0
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/227
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    25/320    DATE  08/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    33/270    DATE  08/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           21
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     80

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

&&

AUGUST 2016 WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR THE SIX TORNADOES THAT AFFECTED
SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN ON SATURDAY AUGUST 20TH. IN THE EARLY
AFTERNOON HOURS OF THE 20TH... THREE SEPARATE EF-1 TORNADOES
IMPACTED VAN BUREN... ALLEGAN... AND OTTAWA COUNTIES. A MULTITUDE OF
TREES SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE FROM THESE THREE TORNADOES... AND
SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED IN BANGOR MICHIGAN. THE DAY`S THIRD
TORNADO TRACKED FROM FAR NORTHERN ALLEGAN COUNTY INTO EXTREME
SOUTHEAST OTTAWA COUNTY. TWO EF-0 TORNADOES OCCURRED IN KENT
COUNTY... THE FIRST OF WHICH SLICED THROUGH THE GRANDVILLE AND
WYOMING AREAS. THE SECOND EF-0 IN KENT COUNTY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR
PERKINS AVENUE IN NORTHEAST GRAND RAPIDS. IN ADDITION TO THE TWO
TORNADOES... SIGNIFICANT STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED FROM
GRANDVILLE INTO EAST GRAND RAPIDS. THE SIXTH TORNADO WAS AN EF-1
THAT IMPACTED IONIA AND MONTCALM COUNTIES.

IN TERMS OF GENERAL CLIMATE TRENDS...AUGUST 2016 WAS WARMER AND
WETTER THAN AVERAGE ACROSS SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN. GRAND RAPIDS
RECORDED ITS 2ND WETTEST AUGUST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1892. GRAND
RAPIDS SET DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS ON AUGUST 12TH AND AUGUST 16TH. A
WHOPPING 2.61 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN GRAND RAPIDS ON AUGUST 12TH.
LANSING SET A DAILY RAINFALL RECORD ON AUGUST 16TH. LANSING TIED THE
DAILY RECORD FOR THE WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF 74 DEGREES ON AUGUST
12TH.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS CONSISTENTLY ABOVE NORMAL THROUGHOUT AUGUST
2016. MOST DAYS FEATURED HIGHS IN THE 80S AND 90S WITH LOWS IN THE
60S AND OCCASIONALLY THE 70S. ONLY A FEW DAYS FEATURED HIGH
TEMPERATURES BELOW 80 DEGREES.

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JAM
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