Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE
1018 AM CST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE MILWAUKEE WI 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              68   12/05/2001
 LOW              -22   12/19/1884
HIGHEST            60   12/13        51       9       50  12/27
LOWEST             15   12/19        -2      17        2  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.7              32.8     9.9     36.4
AVG. MINIMUM     32.7              20.1    12.6     26.4
MEAN             37.7              26.5    11.2     31.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4              13.1    -9.1        9
DAYS MIN <= 32     14              26.4   -12.4       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.5    -1.5        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.42   1987
 MINIMUM         0.08   1913
TOTALS           3.82              2.04    1.78     1.03
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.07    0.05     0.03
DAYS >= .01        12              10.9     1.1        7
DAYS >= .10         8               5.1     2.9        4
DAYS >= .50         3               1.1     1.9        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.24   12/13 TO 12/14           0.66  12/22-12/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           49.5   2000
TOTALS            9.6              10.6    -1.0      0.5
SINCE 7/1        16.5              13.3     3.2      5.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 3      -2        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               3.0    -2.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   12/28                          1  12/03
 24 HR TOTAL      9.0   12/28 TO 12/28               0.5  12/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     839              1195    -356     1036
 SINCE 7/1       1878              2560    -682     2607
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        622               641     -19      464
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/220    DATE  12/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/230    DATE  12/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            1
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         19

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      1
FOG                      22     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      8
HAZE                      8

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

&&

THIS WAS THE WARMEST DECEMBER ON RECORD BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD
OF 37.6 IN 1877.

THIS WAS THE 8TH WETTEST DECEMBER ON RECORD WITH 3.82 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.


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