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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service HANFORD CA
431 AM PST Mon Jan 1 2018

...DECEMBER 2017 CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR BAKERSFIELD AND
FRESNO...

...Rainfall Departures...

   Note...Data are provisional and subject to revision by the
   National Centers for Environmental Information.

.......................Bakersfield...........Fresno

Rainfall Month
Dec 2017..............0.04 Inch..............0.04 Inch
Normal Dec............1.02 Inches............1.77 Inches
Departure from Nrml..-0.98 Inch.............-1.73 Inches
Percent of Normal......3.9....................2.3

Rain Season (July 1 thru June 30)
Through Dec 2017.......0.59 Inch.............0.57 Inch
Normal Through Dec.....2.08 Inches...........3.66 Inches
Departure from Nrml...-1.49 Inches..........-3.09 Inches
Percent of Normal......28.4..................15.6

Water Year /October 1 TO September 30/
Through Dec 2017.......0.07 Inch.............0.41 Inch
Normal Through Dec.....1.96 Inches...........3.47 Inches
Departure from Nrml...-1.89 Inches..........-3.06 Inches
Percent of Normal.......3.6..................11.8

Temperature Average High
Dec 2017...............63.3..................60.5
Normal Dec.............56.6..................54.9
Departure...............6.7...................5.6
Highest..................69....................66
Date............30th...31st...................8th
Average Low
Dec 2017...............36.7..................35.5
Normal Dec.............39.0..................38.0
Departure..............-2.3..................-2.5
Lowest...................30....................29
Date...................22nd..................22nd
Average Temperature
Dec 2017...............50.0..................48.0
Normal Dec.............47.8..................46.5
Departure...............2.2...................1.5


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Number of Days of Lows 32 Degrees or Lower

                  Bakersfield       Fresno
Oct 2017               0               0
Oct Normal             0               0
Nov 2017               0               0
Nov Normal             1               1
Dec 2017               2               4
Dec Normal             6               6
Total
(Oct-Dec)              2               4
Total Normal
(Oct-Dec)              7               7

Normal - based on 1981-2010 averages

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Records Tied or Broken in Dec 2017

Bakersfield...

No daily records were set in December 2017.

2017 ended as 2nd warmest year on record with an average
temperature of 68.4 degrees.

12th lowest total precipitation on record for December at
0.04 inch (with 9 other Decembers reporting trace or zero
precipitation).

Fresno

No daily records were set in December 2017.

2017 ended as 6th warmest year on record with an average
temperature of 66.2 degrees. Another item of note is the
calendar years of 2012 through 2016 all rank as the top 5
warmest years on record.

5th lowest total precipitation on record for December at
0.04 inch.


&&

Rainfall Departures

                                   Bakersfield       Fresno

Last Month.......Actual.............0.04 Inch.........0.04 Inch
                 Normal.............1.02 Inches.......1.77 Inches
                 Departure.........-0.98 Inch........-1.73 Inches
                 Pct of Normal.......3.9...............2.3

Last 3 Months....Actual.............0.07 Inch.........0.41 Inch
                 Normal.............1.96 Inches.......3.47 Inches
                 Departure.........-1.89 Inches......-3.06 Inches
                 Pct of Normal.......3.6..............11.8

Last 6 Months....Actual.............0.59 Inch.........0.57 Inch
                 Normal.............2.08 Inches.......3.66 Inches
                 Departure.........-1.49 Inches......-3.09 Inches
                 Pct of Normal......28.4..............15.6

Last 12 Months...Actual.............5.38 Inches......13.21 Inches
                 Normal.............6.47 Inches......11.50 Inches
                 Departure.........-1.09 Inches.......1.71 Inches
                 Pct of Normal......83.2.............114.9

Since Jan 1st....Actual.............5.38 Inches......13.21 Inches
                 Normal.............6.47 Inches......11.50 Inches
                 Departure.........-1.09 Inches.......1.71 Inches
                 Pct of Normal......83.2.............114.9

&&

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