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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1127 AM EST FRI MAR 4 2016

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...THE ALTOONA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2015 TO 2/29/2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              74   12/06/1998
                        02/27/1997
                        02/16/1954
 LOW              -20   01/17/1982
HIGHEST            71   12/27        MM      MM       58  12/01
LOWEST              2   02/14        MM      MM       -8  02/24
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.8              36.6     5.2     33.0
AVG. MINIMUM     25.5              22.0     3.5     18.3
MEAN             33.7              29.3     4.4     25.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     22                MM      MM       40
DAYS MIN <= 32     60                MM      MM       83
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                MM      MM        7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.90   1971
 MINIMUM         3.33   2002
TOTALS           7.58              6.63    0.95     4.38
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.07    0.01     0.05
DAYS >= .01        30                MM      MM       31
DAYS >= .10        18                MM      MM       18
DAYS >= .50         5                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.15   01/10
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2831              3284    -453     3491
 SINCE 7/1       3824              4588    -764     4793
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/21/1956
 LATEST       06/01/1966
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.3
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   5/262
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/280    DATE  01/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/280    DATE  01/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           23
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             33
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         35

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                      14
LIGHT RAIN               30     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               30     SLEET                      0
FOG                      50     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     16
HAZE                     31

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

&&

WINTER 2015-2016 WAS THE 5TH WARMEST ON RECORD FOR ALTOONA. THE
WARMEST WAS 1997-1998 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 35.9 DEGREES.

WINTER 2015-2016 WAS THE 24TH WETTEST ON RECORD FOR ALTOONA. THE
WETTEST WAS 1970-1971 WITH 11.90 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.

$$

HAGNER/RICE



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