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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
510 AM PST THU JAN 1 2015

...DECEMBER 2014 CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR BAKERSFIELD AND
FRESNO...
...RAINFALL DEPARTURES...
...BAKERSFIELD HAS ITS 5TH WARMEST DECEMBER ON RECORD...
...BAKERSFIELD HAS ITS 5TH WETTEST DECEMBER ON RECORD...
...BAKERSFIELD HAS ITS WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD...
...BAKERSFIELD HAS ITS 12TH DRIEST CALENDAR YEAR ON RECORD...
...FRESNO HAS ITS WARMEST DECEMBER ON RECORD...
...FRESNO HAS ITS WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD...
...2014 CLIMATE SUMMARY...
...2014 100-DEGREE STATISTICS...
...2014 FROST STATISTICS...
...2015 ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS...

   NOTE...DATA ARE PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO REVISION BY THE
          NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER

........................BAKERSFIELD...........FRESNO

RAINFALL
MONTH
DECEMBER 2014...........2.02 INCH.............2.29 INCHES
 NORMAL DECEMBER........1.02 INCH.............1.77 INCH
 DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL..1.00 INCH.............0.52 INCH
 PERCENT OF NORMAL.....198.0.................129.4
SEASON
 THROUGH DECEMBER 2014..2.68 INCHES...........3.38 INCHES
 NORMAL THROUGH DEC.....2.08 INCHES...........3.66 INCHES
 DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL..0.60 INCH............-0.28 INCH
 PERCENT OF NORMAL.....128.8..................92.4

TEMPERATURE
AVERAGE HIGH
 DECEMBER 2014..........62.2..................59.4
 NORMAL DECEMBER........56.6..................54.9
 DEPARTURE...............5.6...................4.5
 HIGHEST..................75....................73
 DATE....................3RD...................1ST
AVERAGE LOW
 DECEMBER 2014..........45.2..................44.4
 NORMAL DECEMBER........39.0..................38.0
 DEPARTURE...............6.2...................6.4
 LOWEST...................33....................31
 DATE...................29TH...31ST...........31ST
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
 DECEMBER 2014..........53.7..................51.9
 NORMAL DECEMBER........47.8..................46.5
 DEPARTURE...............5.9...................5.4

&&

RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN IN DECEMBER

BAKERSFIELD

 3RD...TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE
       OF 53 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1979.

12TH...RECORD RAINFALL FOR THE DATE OF 1.12 INCH. THE OLD
       RECORD WAS 0.31 INCH...SET IN 1951.

30TH...TIED THE RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE
       OF 44 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1986.

2014 WAS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR BAKERSFIELD WITH AN
     AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 69.5 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS
     WARMEST YEAR WERE 1978 AND 1977...WITH AN AVERAGE
     TEMPERATURE OF 67.9 DEGREES.

FRESNO

 3RD...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 55
       DEGREES. THE OLD RECORD WAS 54 DEGREES...SET IN 2012.

 4TH...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 55
       DEGREES. THE OLD RECORD WAS 54 DEGREES...SET IN 1916.

 5TH...TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE
       OF 52 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2012.

 6TH...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 70 DEGREES.
       THE OLD RECORD WAS 68 DEGREES...SET IN 1995.

12TH...RECORD RAINFALL FOR THE DATE OF 1.33 INCH. THE OLD
       RECORD WAS 0.47 INCH...SET IN 2009.

2014 WAS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR FRESNO WITH AN AVERAGE
     TEMPERATURE OF 69.1 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS WARMEST YEAR WAS
     2013...WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 66.9 DEGREES.

&&

RAINFALL DEPARTURES

                                   BAKERSFIELD       FRESNO

LAST MONTH.......ACTUAL.............2.02 INCH.........2.29 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............1.02 INCH.........1.77 INCH
                 DEPARTURE..........1.00 INCH.........0.52 INCH
                 PCT OF NORMAL.....198.0.............129.4

LAST 3 MONTHS....ACTUAL.............2.67 INCHES.......3.19 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............1.96 INCH.........3.47 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE..........0.71 INCH........-0.28 INCH
                 PCT OF NORMAL.....136.2..............91.9

LAST 6 MONTHS....ACTUAL.............2.68 INCHES.......3.38 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............2.08 INCH.........3.66 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE..........0.60 INCH........-0.28 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL.....128.8..............92.4

LAST 12 MONTHS...ACTUAL.............4.02 INCHES.......7.46 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............6.47 INCHES......11.50 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-2.45 INCHES......-4.04 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......62.1..............64.5

SINCE JAN 1ST....ACTUAL.............4.02 INCHES.......7.46 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............6.47 INCHES......11.50 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-2.45 INCHES......-4.04 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......62.1..............64.5

&&

THE 10 WARMEST DECEMBERS ON RECORD
/AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT/

                  BAKERSFIELD            FRESNO

 1.               57.1....1977          *51.9....2014*
 2.               55.7....1893           51.2....1977
 3.               54.2....1979           51.1....1983
 4.               53.9....1940           51.0....2005
 5.              *53.7....2014*          51.0....1940
 6.               53.3....1907           50.9....1950
 7.               52.6....1950           50.9....2010
 8.               52.5....2010           50.8....2012
 9.               52.5....1955           50.8....1937
10.               52.4....1958           50.5....1995

&&

THE 10 WETTEST DECEMBERS ON RECORD
/AMOUNTS IN INCHES/

                  BAKERSFIELD            FRESNO

 1.               5.82....2010           6.72....1955
 2.               2.98....1931           5.92....2010
 3.               2.10....1936           5.24....1940
 4.               2.03....1995           4.50....1909
 5.              *2.02....2014*          4.27....1996
 6.               1.81....1993           4.16....1941
 7.               1.80....1977           4.09....1894
 8.               1.80....1952           4.05....1952
 9.               1.76....1951           3.99....1891
10.               1.73....1996           3.93....1884

34.               1.11....2005          *2.29....2014*

&&

THE 10 WARMEST YEARS ON RECORD
/AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT/

                 BAKERSFIELD             FRESNO

 1.             *69.5....2014*          *69.1....2014*
 2.              67.9....1978            66.9....2013
 3.              67.9....1977            66.8....2012
 4.              67.8....1981            66.0....1986
 5.              67.8....1979            65.5....2003
 6.              67.8....1974            65.5....1992
 7.              67.5....1970            65.5....1936
 8.              67.1....2012            65.5....1934
 9.              67.0....1976            65.5....1926
10.              66.9....1973            65.4....1984

&&

THE 12 DRIEST YEARS ON RECORD
/RAINFALL IN INCHES/

                 BAKERSFIELD             FRESNO

 1.              1.87....1959            3.01....2013
 2.              1.98....1961            3.55....1947
 3.              2.68....1947            3.91....1917
 4.              2.74....1929            4.50....1919
 5.              2.88....1989            4.88....1910
 6.              2.98....2007            4.90....1929
 7.              3.24....2008            4.99....1898
 8.              3.42....1984            5.54....1928
 9.              3.43....2013            5.69....1932
10.              3.51....1990            6.07....1966
11.              4.01....1964            6.13....1953
12.             *4.02....2014*           6.17....1999

33.              5.12....2003           *7.46....2014*

&&

2014 CLIMATE SUMMARY

BAKERSFIELD

MONTHLY RAINFALL

                  MONTH         NORMAL         DEP FM       PERCENT
MONTH             PRECIP        PRECIP         NORMAL       NORMAL

JANUARY...........0.12 INCH.....1.16 INCH.....-1.04 INCH.....10.3
FEBRUARY..........0.32 INCH.....1.24 INCH.....-0.92 INCH.....25.8
MARCH.............0.36 INCH.....1.21 INCH.....-0.85 INCH.....29.8
APRIL.............0.50 INCH.....0.52 INCH.....-0.02 INCH.....96.2
MAY...............0.04 INCH.....0.18 INCH.....-0.14 INCH.....22.2
JUNE..............0.............0.08 INCH.....-0.08 INCH......0
JULY..............TRACE.........TRACE..........0............100.0
AUGUST............TRACE.........0.04 INCH.....-0.04 INCH......0
SEPTEMBER.........0.01 INCH.....0.08 INCH.....-0.07 INCH.....12.5
OCTOBER...........0.64 INCH.....0.30 INCH......0.34 INCH....213.3
NOVEMBER..........0.01 INCH.....0.64 INCH.....-0.63 INCH......1.6
DECEMBER..........2.02 INCH.....1.02 INCH......1.00 INCH....198.0

CUMULATIVE RAINFALL

                  MONTH         NORMAL         DEP FM       PERCENT
MONTH             PRECIP        PRECIP         NORMAL       NORMAL

JANUARY...........0.12 INCH.....1.16 INCH.....-1.04 INCH.....10.3
FEBRUARY..........0.44 INCH.....2.40 INCHES...-1.96 INCH.....18.3
MARCH.............0.80 INCH.....3.61 INCHES...-2.81 INCHES...22.2
APRIL.............1.30 INCH.....4.13 INCHES...-2.83 INCHES...31.5
MAY...............1.34 INCH.....4.31 INCHES...-2.97 INCHES...31.1
JUNE..............1.34 INCH.....4.39 INCHES...-3.05 INCHES...30.5
JULY..............1.34 INCH.....4.39 INCHES...-3.05 INCHES...30.5
AUGUST............1.34 INCH.....4.43 INCHES...-3.09 INCHES...30.2
SEPTEMBER.........1.35 INCH.....4.51 INCHES...-3.16 INCHES...29.9
OCTOBER...........1.99 INCH.....4.81 INCHES...-2.82 INCHES...41.4
NOVEMBER..........2.00 INCHES...5.45 INCHES...-3.45 INCHES...36.7
DECEMBER..........4.02 INCHES...6.47 INCHES...-2.45 INCHES...62.1


TEMPERATURES

                AVG        NORMAL      DEP FM
MONTH           HIGH       AVG HI      NORMAL    HIGHEST     DATE

JANUARY.........67.5........56.2........11.3........79.......23RD
                                                          ...24TH
FEBRUARY........67.9........62.8.........5.1........81.......25TH
MARCH...........74.7........68.7.........6.0........85.......16TH
APRIL...........79.7........75.0.........4.7........93........8TH
                                                          ...30TH
MAY.............87.2........83.5.........3.7.......100.......15TH
JUNE............95.6........89.9.........4.7.......110........9TH
JULY...........100.0........97.1.........2.9.......108........8TH
AUGUST..........98.2........95.8.........2.4.......107........1ST
SEPTEMBER.......93.3........90.0.........3.3.......105.......13TH
OCTOBER.........84.0........79.4.........4.6........97........5TH
NOVEMBER........69.9........65.7.........4.2........84........6TH
DECEMBER........62.2........56.6.........5.6........75........3RD

2014............81.8........76.9.........4.9.......110...JUN  9TH

                AVG        NORMAL      DEP FM
MONTH           LOW        AVG LOW     NORMAL     LOWEST     DATE

JANUARY.........41.0........39.3.........1.7........35........6TH
FEBRUARY........45.9........42.4.........3.5........35........1ST
MARCH...........49.6........46.5.........3.1........42........8TH
APRIL...........53.8........50.2.........3.6........43........3RD
MAY.............60.5........57.5.........3.0........51........6TH
JUNE............67.4........64.2.........3.2........61.......17TH
JULY............74.6........70.5.........4.1........66.......23RD
AUGUST..........71.7........69.0.........2.7........66.......26TH
SEPTEMBER.......68.5........64.0.........4.5........59.......28TH
OCTOBER.........58.6........55.0.........3.6........49.......27TH
NOVEMBER........48.9........44.6.........4.3........41.......18TH
DECEMBER........45.2........39.0.........6.2........33.......29TH
                                                          ...31ST

2014............57.2........53.6.........3.6........33...DEC 29TH
                                                      ...DEC 31ST

                MEAN       NORMAL        DEP FM
MONTH           TEMP       MEAN TEMP     NORMAL

JANUARY.........54.2........47.8...........6.4
FEBRUARY........56.9........52.6...........4.3
MARCH...........62.2........57.6...........4.6
APRIL...........66.7........62.6...........4.1
MAY.............73.8........70.5...........3.3
JUNE............81.5........77.5...........4.0
JULY............87.3........83.8...........3.5
AUGUST..........85.0........82.4...........2.6
SEPTEMBER.......80.9........77.0...........3.9
OCTOBER.........71.3........67.2...........4.1
NOVEMBER........59.4........55.1...........4.3
DECEMBER........53.7........47.8...........5.9

2014............69.5........65.2...........4.3


FRESNO

RAINFALL

                  MONTH         NORMAL         DEP FM        PERCENT
MONTH             PRECIP        PRECIP         NORMAL        NORMAL

JANUARY...........0.57 INCH.....2.19 INCHES....-1.62 INCH.....26.0
FEBRUARY..........2.11 INCHES...2.03 INCHES.....0.08 INCH....103.9
MARCH.............0.62 INCH.....2.03 INCHES....-1.41 INCH.....30.5
APRIL.............0.74 INCH.....0.95 INCH......-0.21 INCH.....77.9
MAY...............0.04 INCH.....0.43 INCH......-0.39 INCH......9.3
JUNE..............0.............0.21 INCH......-0.21 INCH......0
JULY..............0.01 INCH.....0.01 INCH.......0............100.0
AUGUST............TRACE.........0.01 INCH......-0.01 INCH......0
SEPTEMBER.........0.18 INCH.....0.17 INCH.......0.01 INCH....105.9
OCTOBER...........0.50 INCH.....0.63 INCH......-0.13 INCH.....79.4
NOVEMBER..........0.40 INCH.....1.07 INCH......-0.67 INCH.....37.4
DECEMBER..........2.29 INCHES...1.77 INCH.......0.52 INCH....129.4

CUMULATIVE RAINFALL

                  MONTH         NORMAL         DEP FM        PERCENT
MONTH             PRECIP        PRECIP         NORMAL        NORMAL

JANUARY...........0.57 INCHES...2.19 INCHES...-1.62 INCH......26.0
FEBRUARY..........2.68 INCHES...4.22 INCHES...-1.54 INCHES....63.5
MARCH.............3.30 INCHES...6.25 INCHES...-2.95 INCHES....52.8
APRIL.............4.04 INCHES...7.20 INCHES...-3.16 INCHES....56.1
MAY...............4.08 INCHES...7.63 INCHES...-3.55 INCHES....53.5
JUNE..............4.08 INCHES...7.84 INCHES...-3.76 INCHES....52.0
JULY..............4.09 INCHES...7.85 INCHES...-3.76 INCHES....52.1
AUGUST............4.09 INCHES...7.86 INCHES...-3.77 INCHES....52.0
SEPTEMBER.........4.27 INCHES...8.03 INCHES...-3.76 INCHES....53.2
OCTOBER...........4.77 INCHES...8.66 INCHES...-3.89 INCHES....55.1
NOVEMBER..........5.17 INCHES...9.73 INCHES...-4.56 INCHES....53.1
DECEMBER..........7.46 INCHES..11.50 INCHES...-4.04 INCHES....64.5


TEMPERATURES

                AVG        NORMAL        DEP FM
MONTH           HIGH       AVG HI        NORMAL     HIGHEST     DATE

JANUARY.........66.8........54.8..........12.0.........78.......24TH
FEBRUARY........66.7........61.6...........5.1.........80.......25TH
MARCH...........74.3........67.6...........6.7.........85.......16TH
                                                             ...24TH
APRIL...........80.0........74.6...........5.4.........93.......30TH
MAY.............88.3........84.1...........4.2........102.......15TH
JUNE............96.4........92.0...........4.4........110........9TH
JULY...........101.2........98.4...........2.8........108........1ST
                                                             ....8TH
                                                             ...27TH
                                                             ...31ST
AUGUST..........98.6........97.1...........1.5........109........1ST
SEPTEMBER.......94.6........90.9...........3.7........105.......14TH
OCTOBER.........85.7........79.5...........6.2.........98........6TH
NOVEMBER........67.8........65.1...........2.7.........82........6TH
DECEMBER........59.4........54.9...........4.5.........73........1ST

2014............81.7........76.8...........4.9........110...JUN  9TH

                AVG        NORMAL        DEP FM
MONTH           LOW        AVG LOW       NORMAL     LOWEST      DATE

JANUARY.........39.5........38.3...........1.2.........35.......14TH
FEBRUARY........46.9........41.5...........5.4.........36........1ST
                                                              ...4TH
MARCH...........50.4........45.6...........4.8.........45.......11TH
APRIL...........53.6........49.4...........4.2.........43........1ST
MAY.............60.2........56.2...........4.0.........52........7TH
                                                             ...10TH
JUNE............65.5........62.4...........3.1.........58........3RD
                                                             ...17TH
JULY............72.6........67.6...........5.0.........66.......12TH
AUGUST..........70.1........66.2...........3.9.........65.......26TH
SEPTEMBER.......66.9........61.5...........5.4.........59.......27TH
                                                             ...29TH
OCTOBER.........58.3........53.0...........5.3.........49.......27TH
NOVEMBER........47.5........43.4...........4.1.........40.......25TH
DECEMBER........44.4........38.0...........6.4.........31.......31ST

2014............56.4........52.0...........4.4.........31...DEC 31ST

                MEAN       NORMAL        DEP FM
MONTH           TEMP       MEAN TEMP     NORMAL

JANUARY.........53.2........46.6...........6.6
FEBRUARY........56.8........51.5...........5.3
MARCH...........62.4........56.6...........5.8
APRIL...........66.8........62.0...........4.8
MAY.............74.2........70.1...........4.1
JUNE............80.9........77.2...........3.7
JULY............86.9........83.0...........3.9
AUGUST..........84.4........81.7...........2.7
SEPTEMBER.......80.7........76.2...........4.5
OCTOBER.........72.0........66.2...........5.8
NOVEMBER........57.7........54.3...........3.4
DECEMBER........51.9........46.5...........5.4

2014............69.1........64.4...........4.7

&&

2014 100-DEGREE STATISTICS

                                   BAKERSFIELD       FRESNO

100-DEGREE DAYS PER MONTH...
                MAY.................1.................2
                JUNE................5.................6
                JULY...............19................18
                AUGUST.............11................15
                SEPTEMBER...........7.................9
                OCTOBER.............0.................0

TOTAL 100-DEGREE DAYS IN 2014......43................50
NORMAL NUMBER OF 100-DEGREE DAYS...38................36
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL...............5................14

FIRST 100-DEGREE DAY..............100 ON MAY 15TH...102 ON MAY 15TH
LAST 100-DEGREE DAY...............100 ON SEP 17TH...101 ON SEP 17TH
HOTTEST DAY.......................110 ON JUN  9TH...110 ON JUN  9TH

NUMBER OF DAYS AT OR ABOVE 105......8................13
NUMBER OF DAYS AT OR ABOVE 110......1.................1

&&

2014 FROST STATISTICS

                                   BAKERSFIELD       FRESNO

NUMBER OF DAYS =<32 DEGREES PER MONTH...
                  NOVEMBER 2013......0.................0
                  DECEMBER 2013......8................10
                  JANUARY............0.................0
                  FEBRUARY...........0.................0
                  MARCH..............0.................0
                  NOVEMBER...........0.................0
                  DECEMBER...........0.................4

TOTAL DAYS =<32 DEGREES IN 2014......0.................4
TOTAL DAYS =<32 DEGREES IN 2013-14
                      FROST SEASON...8................10

FIRST DAY OF 2013-14 FROST SEASON...DEC  4TH 2013.....DEC  4TH 2013
LAST DAY OF 2013-14 FROST SEASON....DEC 12TH 2013.....DEC 14TH 2013

FIRST DAY OF 2014-15 FROST SEASON...N/A...............DEC 28TH 2014

&&

2015 ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA

JAN 03RD 2300 PST /JAN 04TH 0700Z/.....EARTH AT PERIHELION.
                                       DISTANCE FROM SUN...
                                       91.401 MILLION MILES
                                       /147.065 MILLION KM/

MAR 08TH 1000Z /0200 PST...0300 PDT/...DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
                                       BEGINS

MAR 20TH 1545 PDT /MAR 20TH 2245Z/.....VERNAL EQUINOX

JUN 21ST 0938 PDT /JUN 21ST 1638Z/.....SUMMER SOLSTICE

JUL 06TH 1300 PDT /JUL 06RD 2000Z/.....EARTH AT APHELION
                                       DISTANCE FROM SUN...
                                       94.507 MILLION MILES
                                       /152.061 MILLION KM/

SEP 23RD 0121 PDT /SEP 23RD 0821Z/.....AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

NOV 01ST 0900Z /0200 PDT...0100 PST/...DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
                                       ENDS

DEC 21ST 2048 PST /DEC 22ND 0448Z/.....WINTER SOLSTICE

&&

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