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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
345 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

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...THE ALTOONA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...
...APRIL 2017 WARMEST ON RECORD...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              89   04/21/1985
                        04/27/1962
 LOW               12   04/07/1982
HIGHEST            81   04/30                         80  04/25
                        04/28                             04/18
                        04/11
LOWEST             31   04/09                         16  04/10
                        04/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.1              59.5     8.6     60.2
AVG. MINIMUM     45.7              38.2     7.5     36.3
MEAN             56.9              48.9     8.0     48.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2                MM      MM       10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                MM      MM        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.74   2011
 MINIMUM         0.51   1971
TOTALS           2.28              3.19   -0.91     1.66
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.11   -0.03     0.06
DAYS >= .01        16                MM      MM       14
DAYS >= .10         9                MM      MM        7
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.78   04/06 TO 04/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     254               489    -235      495
 SINCE 7/1       4757              5904   -1147     4919
COOLING TOTAL      20                 5      15        0
 SINCE 1/1         20                 6      14        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/270    DATE  04/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/290    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              6     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      2

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

&&

APRIL 2017 RANKS AS THE WARMEST ON RECORD WITH AN AVG. TEMPERATURE
OF 56.9 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS APRIL 1994 WITH AN AVG.
TEMPERATURE OF 55.5 DEGREES.

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