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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
330 PM PST SUN JAN 1 2017

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...THE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE CA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
2016...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER 2016 AT SOUTH LAKE TAHOE WAS
32.3 DEGREES WHICH IS 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER WAS 54 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 14TH.
THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS MINUS 5 DEGREES WHICH WAS
RECORDED ON THE 26TH.

FOR DECEMBER 2016 5.13 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED AT SOUTH
LAKE TAHOE. THIS IS 2.20 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

A TOTAL OF 9.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS REPORTED FOR DECEMBER AT SOUTH
LAKE TAHOE.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.3 MPH. THE PEAK WIND GUST
FOR THE MONTH WAS 55 MPH FROM THE SOUTH WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 10TH.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1968 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              64   12/01/2008
 LOW              -29   12/09/1972
HIGHEST            54   12/14        63      -9
LOWEST             -5   12/26       -29      24
AVG. MAXIMUM     43.5              43.2     0.3
AVG. MINIMUM     21.0              16.5     4.5
MEAN             32.3              29.8     2.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               2.6    -0.6
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              28.7    -2.7
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               1.9     0.1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           5.13              2.93    2.20
DAILY AVG.       0.17              0.09    0.08
DAYS >= .01         9                MM      MM
DAYS >= .10         5                MM      MM
DAYS >= .50         2                MM      MM
DAYS >= 1.00        2                MM      MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.50   12/10 TO 12/10
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.90                MM      MM
 LIQUID 7/1      1.87
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   12/26
                        12/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1007              1090     -83
 SINCE 7/1       2903              3183    -280
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1         21                31     -10

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        09/16
LATEST                          05/18
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/190    DATE  12/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/180    DATE  12/10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3

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

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