Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KLWX 021953 CLMDCA CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 353 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016 ................................... ...THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL DC 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 NORMAL ............................................................. TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 95 04/17/2002 04/18/1976 04/23/1960 LOW 15 04/01/1923 HIGHEST 86 04/26 86 0 LOWEST 30 04/05 33 -3 AVG. MAXIMUM 67.0 66.6 0.4 69.4 AVG. MINIMUM 46.7 47.0 -0.3 49.4 MEAN 56.9 56.8 0.1 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.3 -0.3 DAYS MAX <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 DAYS MIN <= 32 3 0.5 2.5 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 9.13 1889 MINIMUM 0.03 1985 TOTALS 2.05 3.06 -1.01 3.41 DAILY AVG. 0.07 0.10 -0.03 DAYS >= .01 12 10.4 1.6 DAYS >= .10 5 6.5 -1.5 DAYS >= .50 2 2.2 -0.2 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.6 -0.6 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.70 04/07 TO 04/07 04/06 TO 04/07 04/07 TO 04/07 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 5.5 1924 TOTALS T T 0.0 SINCE 7/1 22.2 15.4 6.8 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 DAYS >= TRACE 3 0.1 2.9 DAYS >= 1.0 0 0.0 0.0 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 0 MM 24 HR TOTAL T DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 269 270 -1 181 SINCE 7/1 3221 3946 -725 3908 COOLING TOTAL 33 24 9 20 SINCE 1/1 36 26 10 20 .............................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 10.1 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 43/310 DATE 04/02 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 58/310 DATE 04/02 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.60 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 7 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 11 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 12 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 56 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 3 RAIN 5 LIGHT RAIN 13 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 1 LIGHT SNOW 3 SLEET 0 FOG 9 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 0 HAZE 0 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && WASHINGTON DC...REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT... THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS NEAR NORMAL. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE COOLEST APRIL SINCE 2007...AND THE DRIEST SINCE 2012. REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT HAD ITS FIRST 80-DEGREE DAY OF 2016 ON THE 1ST. A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 64 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 1ST...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 62 SET IN 1998. A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 26TH...TYING THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1881. $$

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