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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
1001 AM EST TUE JAN 1 2013

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...THE COLUMBIA METRO AIRPORT SC CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2012...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2012

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             109   06/30/2012
                        06/29/2012
                        06/29/2012
 LOW               -2   02/14/1899
HIGHEST           109R  06/30        75      34      104  07/23
                        06/29                             07/22
LOWEST             19   01/04        53     -34       17  01/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.8              75.5     2.3     77.8
AVG. MINIMUM     55.1              52.4     2.7     54.0
MEAN             66.4              63.9     2.5     65.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     71              71.6    -0.6      111
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.5    -0.5        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     34              47.2   -13.2       44
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        70.53   1964
 MINIMUM        27.11   1933
TOTALS          42.76             44.59   -1.83    36.62
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.12    0.00     0.10
DAYS >= .01       113             106.7     6.3      110
DAYS >= .10        73              69.6     3.4       72
DAYS >= .50        26              29.8    -3.8       29
DAYS >= 1.00       12              13.2    -1.2        7
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.88   MM                       12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           16.0   1973
 24 HR TOTAL     15.7   02/09/1973 TO 02/10/1973
 SNOW DEPTH        14   02/11/1973
TOTALS              T               1.5    -1.5      3.0
 LIQUID EQUIV      MM              0.20      MM     0.30
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.1    -0.1      0.0
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       1               1.0     0.0        4
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.4    -0.4        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             2  01/10
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM                       12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1858              2551    -693     2254
 SINCE 7/1        840              1010    -170       MM
COOLING TOTAL    2505              2169     336     2700
 SINCE 1/1       2505              2170     335     2700

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/15/1991
 LATEST       04/03/1964
EARLIEST                        11/05
LATEST                          03/22
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.1
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   1/248
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/280    DATE  03/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/030    DATE  07/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          118
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            174
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         74

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN               46     RAIN                      64
LIGHT RAIN              144     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                     202     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     26
HAZE                    128

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

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