Climatological Report (Seasonal)
Issued by NWS State College, PA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
256 AM EST THU MAR 2 2017

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...THE HARRISBURG PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2016 TO 2/28/2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   02/27/1997
 LOW              -22   01/21/1994
HIGHEST            76   02/24         0      76       70  12/24
LOWEST             13   01/09         0      13        5  01/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.6              39.6     6.0     44.3
AVG. MINIMUM     29.8              24.8     5.0     28.0
MEAN             37.7              32.2     5.5     36.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8              19.0   -11.0       13
DAYS MIN <= 32     56              72.5   -16.5       58
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.4    -0.4        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.70   1978
 MINIMUM         3.18   1979
TOTALS           6.74              8.50   -1.76    14.21
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.09   -0.02     0.16
DAYS >= .01        33              30.2     2.8       33
DAYS >= .10        17              17.3    -0.3       22
DAYS >= .50         3               6.5    -3.5        9
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.6    -1.6        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.92   01/23 TO 01/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           74.8   1960
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS            5.5              24.4   -18.9     37.7
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.55              0.00    0.55     3.77
SINCE 7/1         5.5              25.0   -19.5     37.7
 LIQUID 7/1      0.55              2.50   -1.95     3.77
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= TRACE      19              13.0     6.0       23
DAYS >= 1.0         1               6.4    -5.4        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   02/09                         26  01/24
 24 HR TOTAL      3.6   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2452              2949    -497     2597
 SINCE 7/1       3238              3988    -750     3372
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/24/1963
 LATEST       05/11/1966
EARLIEST                        09/24
LATEST                          05/11
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.9
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   5/296
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  02/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/320    DATE  02/13

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             46
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                      16
LIGHT RAIN               36     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          5     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               16     SLEET                      7
FOG                      41     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                      9


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

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WINTER 2016-2017 WAS THE 4TH WARMEST ON RECORD FOR HARRISBURG. THE
WARMEST WAS 1931-1932 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.2 DEGREES.

WINTER 2016-2017 WAS THE 3RD LEAST SNOWIEST ON RECORD FOR
HARRISBURG. THE LEAST SNOWIEST WINTER WAS 1931-1932 WITH 3.1 INCHES.

A CONTINUOUS WEATHER RECORD HAS BEEN KEPT AT HARRISBURG SINCE 1888.


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