Climatological Report (Annual)
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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED THUNDERSTORM DAYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
323 AM EST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE BLACKSBURG VA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1952 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   08/23/1983
                        07/15/1954
 LOW              -18   01/21/1985
HIGHEST            88   08/05
                        07/30
                        06/25
LOWEST             -5   02/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     64.8              63.2     1.6
AVG. MINIMUM     43.5              40.1     3.4
MEAN             54.1              51.6     2.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               4.4    -4.4
DAYS MAX <= 32     14              16.9    -2.9
DAYS MIN <= 32     96             129.2   -33.2
DAYS MIN <= 0       3               1.1     1.9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        57.63   1972
 MINIMUM        26.95   1963
TOTALS          49.00             40.89    8.11
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.11    0.03
DAYS >= .01       148             130.1    17.9
DAYS >= .10        84              82.1     1.9
DAYS >= .50        38              27.8    10.2
DAYS >= 1.00        7               8.4    -1.4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.39

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           24.9
DAYS >= TRACE      41
DAYS >= 1.0         5
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL      8.2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    4646              5445    -799
COOLING TOTAL     820               574     246
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/320    DATE  02/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/300    DATE  02/14

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             45     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               54     RAIN                      88
LIGHT RAIN              175     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          6     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               39     SLEET                      7
FOG                     169     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     51
HAZE                      3

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

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