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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
410 PM EST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE BALTIMORE MD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1870 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              83   02/25/1930
 LOW               -7   02/09/1934
                        02/10/1899
HIGHEST            77   02/23        66      11
LOWEST             17   02/04        11       6
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.1              44.9    11.2     46.0
AVG. MINIMUM     32.2              26.6     5.6     28.7
MEAN             44.2              35.8     8.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               2.8    -2.8
DAYS MIN <= 32     16              21.1    -5.1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.16   1979
 MINIMUM         0.26   2009
TOTALS           1.46              2.90   -1.44     5.70
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.10   -0.05
DAYS >= .01         4               8.9    -4.9
DAYS >= .10         4               5.4    -1.4
DAYS >= .50         1               2.1    -1.1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.75   02/25 TO 02/25
                        02/24 TO 02/25
                        02/25 TO 02/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           50.0   2010
TOTALS              T               8.0    -8.0
SINCE 7/1         0.7              18.2   -17.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               2.8     0.2
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.5    -1.5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     576               819    -243      795
 SINCE 7/1       2891              3595    -704     3021
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/310    DATE  02/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/300    DATE  02/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      1
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

&&

BALTIMORE MD...BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL THURGOOD
MARSHALL AIRPORT...

THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE RANKED AS THE WARMEST FEBRUARY ON
RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 44.0 SET IN 1976.

MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL.

SNOWFALL WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL.

THIS WAS THE 14TH TIME NO MEASURABLE SNOW WAS RECORDED IN FEBRUARY
IN THE BALTIMORE MD AREA, AND THE FIRST SINCE 2002.

THERE WERE SEVEN DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE REACHED OR EXCEEDED 70
DEGREES. THIS IS THE MOST ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS MOST WAS SIX DAYS
IN 1976.

TWO RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE SET THIS FEBRUARY:
HIGH OF 72 DEGREES ON THE 7TH BROKE THE RECORD OF 64 SET IN 1904
HIGH OF 72 DEGREES ON THE 8TH BROKE THE RECORD OF 70 SET IN 1965

TWO RECORD DAILY WARM LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SET THIS FEBRUARY:
LOW OF 51 DEGREES ON THE 8TH BROKE THE REOCRD OF 44 SET IN 1965
LOW OF 49 DEGREES ON THE 19TH BROKE THE RECORD OF 47 SET IN 1976

CLIMATE RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT AT BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL
THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT SINCE 1950. ADDITIONAL TEMPERATURE
RECORDS FOR THE BALTIMORE MD AREA EXTEND BACK TO JULY OF 1872.
PRECIPITATION RECORDS EXTEND BACK TO JANUARY OF 1871. SNOWFALL
RECORDS BEGAN IN MARCH OF 1892.

ALL CLIMATE DATA ARE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL REVIEWED BY THE
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (NCEI).

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DH/SMZ



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