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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
455 AM EST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE HARRISBURG PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   02/27/1997
 LOW              -13   02/10/1899
HIGHEST            76   02/24                         64  02/28
LOWEST             21   02/04                          6  02/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.5              40.7    10.8     41.9
AVG. MINIMUM     31.0              25.1     5.9     25.2
MEAN             41.3              32.9     8.4     33.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               4.6    -3.6        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     17              22.5    -5.5       23
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.93   1981
 MINIMUM         0.39   2002
TOTALS           1.75              2.39   -0.64     5.29
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.09   -0.03     0.18
DAYS >= .01         6               9.9    -3.9       12
DAYS >= .10         4               5.3    -1.3        6
DAYS >= .50         1               1.5    -0.5        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.65   02/08 TO 02/09           02/24 TO 02/25


SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           42.1   2010
TOTALS            3.6              10.5    -6.9      7.1
SINCE 7/1         5.5              25.0   -19.5     37.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3        2
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.8    -1.8        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   02/09                          6  02/01
 24 HR TOTAL      3.6   MM                       02/09 TO 02/09


DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     659               899    -240      904
 SINCE 7/1       3238              3988    -750     3372
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  02/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/320    DATE  02/13

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      1
FOG                       7     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.

&&

FEBRUARY 2017 IS THE WARMEST ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS WARMEST
FEBRUARY WAS IN 1998 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.4 DEGREES.

SEVERAL RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES OCCURRED.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 69 DEGREES OCCURRED ON FEBRUARY 19TH.
THIS BROKE THE RECORD OF 66 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1997.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 75 DEGREES OCCURRED ON FEBRUARY 23RD.
THIS BROKE THE RECORD OF 70 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1985.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 76 DEGREES OCCURRED ON FEBRUARY 24TH.
THIS BROKE THE RECORD OF 75 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1985.

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MARTIN


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