Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE
1018 AM CST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE MADISON 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              65   12/03/2012
 LOW              -28   12/24/1872
HIGHEST            60   12/13        48      12       46  12/27
                                                          12/26
                                                          12/15
LOWEST             11   12/19        -7      18       -1  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     40.3              30.2    10.1     33.9
AVG. MINIMUM     29.8              15.9    13.9     22.9
MEAN             35.0              23.0    12.0     28.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      7              16.9    -9.9       14
DAYS MIN <= 32     21              28.6    -7.6       26
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               3.6    -3.6        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.68   1884
 MINIMUM         0.21   1898
TOTALS           3.33              1.74    1.59     1.03
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.06    0.05     0.03
DAYS >= .01        14              10.1     3.9        6
DAYS >= .10         6               4.5     1.5        5
DAYS >= .50         2               0.8     1.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.2     0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.58   12/13 TO 12/14            0.46 12/22-12/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           40.4   2008
TOTALS            7.4              13.5    -6.1      0.1
SINCE 7/1        11.5              17.6    -6.1      8.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               3.8    -1.8        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   12/28                          1  12/05
                                                          12/04
                                                          12/03
 24 HR TOTAL      5.9   12/28 TO 12/29               0.1  12/08

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     921              1300    -379     1128
 SINCE 7/1       2112              2879    -767     2812
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        666               568      98      620
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/050    DATE  12/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/030    DATE  12/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         22

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     80

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      1
FOG                      25     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4

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

&&

THIS WAS THE 2ND WARMEST DECEMBER ON RECORD AT 35.0 DEGREES. IT IS BEHIND
1877 AT 38.4 DEGREES.

THIS WAS THE 10TH WETTEST DECEMBER WITH 3.33 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.

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