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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
435 AM EST WED JAN 1 2014

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...THE ALBANY NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              71   12/29/1984
 LOW              -22   12/25/1969
HIGHEST            54   12/22        35      19       56  12/04
LOWEST             -5   12/17        18     -23       18  12/30
                                                          12/26
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.5              35.8    -0.3     40.0
AVG. MINIMUM     19.7              21.2    -1.5     26.7
MEAN             27.6              28.5    -0.9     33.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12              10.5     1.5        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              26.2     2.8       24
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               0.9     0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.73   1973
 MINIMUM         0.24   1828
TOTALS           3.38              2.93    0.45     4.05
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.09    0.02     0.13
DAYS >= .01        17              11.9     5.1       17
DAYS >= .10         7               6.7     0.3       11
DAYS >= .50         3               1.9     1.1        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.24   12/14 TO 12/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           57.5   1969
 24 HR TOTAL     19.2   12/25/2002 TO 12/25/2002
 SNOW DEPTH        36   12/29/1969
                        12/28/1969
TOTALS           20.0              13.7     6.3     13.3
SINCE 7/1        22.1              16.5     5.6     13.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2
DAYS >= TRACE      21               7.4    13.6       15
DAYS >= 1.0         5               3.7     1.3        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   12/18                         10  12/30
                        12/15
 24 HR TOTAL      6.5   12/14 TO 12/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1154              1131      23      974
 SINCE 7/1       2524              2535     -11     2262
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        763               598     165      814

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/24/1963
 LATEST       05/27/1969
EARLIEST                        10/10
LATEST                          04/28
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/290    DATE  12/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/300    DATE  12/30

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                4     SNOW                       9
LIGHT SNOW               21     SLEET                      4
FOG                      22     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      6

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

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