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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
1249 AM EST THU JAN 1 2015

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...THE ALPENA MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1916 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              65   12/05/2001
                        12/25/1982
 LOW              -27   12/29/1933
HIGHEST            48   12/27        MM      MM       49  12/05
LOWEST              8   12/31        MM      MM      -17  12/25
                        12/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     33.8              31.7     2.1     25.2
AVG. MINIMUM     22.3              18.4     3.9      9.2
MEAN             28.0              25.0     3.0     17.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12              15.7    -3.7       25
DAYS MIN <= 32     24              28.3    -4.3       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.8    -1.8        6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           1.69              1.75   -0.06     2.14
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.06   -0.01     0.07
DAYS >= .01        10              14.2    -4.2       18
DAYS >= .10         4               4.5    -0.5        6
DAYS >= .50         2               0.9     1.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.79   12/24 TO 12/25
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS            0.5              19.2   -18.7     24.4
SINCE 7/1        16.1              27.3   -11.2     27.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 6      -6        6
DAYS >= TRACE      13              13.6    -0.6       29
DAYS >= 1.0         0               6.2    -6.2        7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   12/19                         12  12/24
                        12/18                             12/23
 24 HR TOTAL      0.5   12/17 TO 12/17               5.4

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1138              1238    -100     1474
 SINCE 7/1       3071              3061      10     3342
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        168               291    -123      343

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST      12/01             MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/260    DATE  12/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/250    DATE  12/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         21

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     80

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW               14     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      1

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

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