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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
840 AM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015

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...THE TAMPA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

    ...3RD WETTEST AUGUST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME AUGUST RECORD
 HIGH              98   08/22/1975
 LOW               66   08/22/1911
                        08/30/1896

AUGUST 2015
HIGHEST            96   08/20        MM      MM       95  08/30
                                                          08/28
                                                          08/24
LOWEST             72   08/03        MM      MM       74  08/26
                                                          08/21
                                                          08/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     90.3              90.2     0.1     91.6
AVG. MINIMUM     76.4              76.2     0.2     76.8
MEAN             83.3              83.2     0.1     84.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     20              18.7     1.3       26
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME AUGUST RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.59   1949
 MINIMUM         0.78   1938

AUGUST 2015
TOTALS          16.47              7.77    8.70     6.17
DAILY AVG.       0.53              0.25    0.28     0.20
DAYS >= .01        19              16.0     3.0       13
DAYS >= .10        13              11.0     2.0        9
DAYS >= .50         9               5.3     3.7        5
DAYS >= 1.00        5               2.5     2.5        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.39   08/03 TO 08/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 7/1          0                 0       0        0
COOLING TOTAL     577               564      13      604
 SINCE 1/1       2914              2515     399     2517
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/240    DATE  08/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/270    DATE  08/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             21
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             22     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               10     RAIN                      12
LIGHT RAIN               23     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                     10
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REMARKS
THE AUGUST 2015 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 83.3 DEGREES TIES
WITH 2012...2006 AND 1995 AS THE 18TH WARMEST AUGUST SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1890. THE WARMEST AUGUST HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
85.1 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED IN 2011 AND 1941.

THE AUGUST 2015 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 16.47 INCHES RANKS AS THE
3RD WETTEST AUGUST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890. THE WETTEST AUGUST
HAD A RAINFALL TOTAL OF 18.59 INCHES WHICH OCCURRED IN 1949.


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

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