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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1135 AM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              94   04/28/1990
 LOW                5   04/01/1923
HIGHEST            74   04/17                         78  04/13
LOWEST             17   04/05                         25  04/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.3              55.0    -2.7     55.4
AVG. MINIMUM     33.9              36.8    -2.9     36.1
MEAN             43.1              45.9    -2.8     45.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               0.5     1.5        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     12               8.5     3.5        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.90   1961
 MINIMUM         0.59   1915
TOTALS           1.90              3.01   -1.11     2.70
DAYS >= .01        11                                 15
DAYS >= .10         7                                 10
DAYS >= .50         0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.63 04/10 TO 04/11           04/19 TO 04/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           15.7   1885
TOTALS            7.1               2.7     4.4      0.3
SINCE 7/1        55.1              94.4   -39.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         3               0.8     2.2        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   04/05                          0  MM
                        04/04
 24 HR TOTAL      2.9   04/03 TO 04/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     648               576      72      570
 SINCE 7/1       5358              6281    -923     6820
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 3      -3        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/220
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/230    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      1
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

&&

...SNOWY START TO APRIL...WITH COOL TEMPERATURES...

AFTER A MILD...AND BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL WINTER...APRIL TURNED
THE TABLES WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL.
THE SNOW ALL FELL WITHIN THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH...AND A BRIEF
WARM SPELL TO START THE SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH ALLOWED FOR
SPRING`S FLOWERS TO BLOOM FORTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 43.1F WHICH IS ABOUT 3 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE NO RECORDS SET THIS MONTH...AND THE WARMEST
DAY WAS 74 DEGREES ON THE 17TH...DURING ABOUT A ONE WEEK STRETCH OF
PLEASANT SPRING TEMPERATURES.

PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL...WITH 1.90 INCHES RECORDED AND THIS
TOTAL FALLS JUST OVER AN INCH BELOW NORMAL. SNOWFALL HOWEVER WAS
ABOVE NORMAL WITH 7.1 INCHES MEASURED...WITH ALL SNOW MEASURED
WITHIN THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH. THIS TOTAL WAS MORE THAN THE
TYPICAL SNOWY MONTHS OF NOVEMBER...DECEMBER AND MARCH...AND WAS THE
GREATEST APRIL SNOW SINCE 2004. THERE WAS 5 DAYS THAT RECORDED
SNOWFALL...2 DAYS MORE THAN NORMAL.

A SERIES OF CLIPPER STORM SYSTEMS WITHIN A LONG WAVE TROUGH OVER THE
EASTERN UNITED STATES MAINTAINED UNSEASONABLY COOL AIR...WITH
PERIODIC SNOWS OVER THE FIRST 2 WEEKS OF THE MONTH. IT WAS THE
COLDEST FIRST 10 DAYS TO APRIL SINCE 2003 FOR WESTERN NEW YORK.
AFTER GRAUPEL AND WET SNOW FELL OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN NEW YORK ON
THE 12TH...A BROAD RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE USHERED IN SPRING WITH
STEADILY WARMING TEMPERATURES AND MULTIPLE DAYS OF SUNSHINE THROUGH
THE MIDDLE PORTION OF THE MONTH. THIS ALLOWED FOR SPRINGS FLOWERS TO
BLOOM FORTH. THE WEATHER PATTERN FLIPPED AGAIN FOR THE FINAL WEEK OF
APRIL WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND DAMP DAYS TO CLOSE OUT THE
MONTH.

THE COOL MONTH MAINTAINED LAKE ERIE`S TEMPERATURE IN THE LOWER
40S...WITH THE LAKE WATERS RANGING FROM 39 TO 44F DEGREES. THERE WAS
NO SEVERE WEATHER THIS MONTH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 44 MPH.

IN ALL A COOL APRIL...WITH SNOW TO START...AND DAMPNESS TO CLOSE.

&&

THOMAS

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