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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
918 AM EST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1903 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   12/11/2007
                        12/10/2007
                        12/07/1998
 LOW                    12/30/1917
HIGHEST            75   12/26                         73
LOWEST             25   12/19                         25
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.5              50.7    11.8     52.5
AVG. MINIMUM     44.4              32.0    12.4     35.1
MEAN             53.5              41.3    12.2     43.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                                  0
DAYS MIN <= 32      5                                  9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                                  0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.05   1914
TOTALS           6.65              2.98    3.67     2.21
DAYS >= .01        12
DAYS >= .10         9
DAYS >= .50         6
DAYS >= 1.00        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.88   12/23 TO 12/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.3   1930
 SNOW DEPTH        14   12/17/1930
TOTALS            0.0               0.8    -0.8        T
SINCE 7/1         0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.4    -0.4        0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     364               734    -370      651
 SINCE 7/1        878              1414    -536     1401
COOLING TOTAL      15                 1      14        0
 SINCE 1/1       1781              1484     297     1499
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/290    DATE  12/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/330    DATE  12/30

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       9
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     13
HAZE                      2

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

&&

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER 2015 AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 53.5 DEGREES. THIS IS THE WARMEST DECEMBER
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS WARMEST DECEMBER AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 51.3 SET IN 1894.

THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FOR DECEMBER 2015 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 6.65 INCHES. THIS IS THE SECOND WETTEST
DECEMBER ON RECORD.

THE DAILY PRECIPITATION DECEMBER 23 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 1.57 INCHES. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD 1.40 INCHES SET IN
1907.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE DECEMBER 24 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 72. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD OF 71 SET IN 1964.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DECEMBER 24 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 63. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD OF 52 SET IN 1904.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE DECEMBER 25 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 74. THIS TIES THE RECORD OF 74 SET IN 1955.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DECEMBER 25 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 64. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD OF 58 SET IN 1932.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE DECEMBER 26 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 75. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD OF 72 SET IN 1982.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DECEMBER 26 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 60. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD OF 57 SET IN 1964.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE DECEMBER 27 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 74 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD OF 71 SET IN 1971.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DECEMBER 27 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 65 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD OF 52 SET IN 1940.
THIS ALSO TIES THE MONTHLY RECORD HIGH MINIMUM OF 65.0 DEGREES SET
DECEMBER 6 2013.

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