Climatological Report (Annual)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
949 PM CST THU JAN 3 2013

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...THE PADUCAH KY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2012...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             108   06/29/2012
                        07/17/1942
                        07/17/1942
 LOW              -15   01/20/1985
HIGHEST           108R  06/29                         99  09/03
                                                          09/02
                                                          08/03
LOWEST             17   02/12                         -4  02/10
                        01/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     72.5              68.5     4.0     68.7
AVG. MINIMUM     49.4              47.3     2.1     48.5
MEAN             60.9R             57.9     3.0     58.6
DAYS MAX >= 90     81              42.5    38.5       59
DAYS MAX <= 32      2              11.2    -9.2       12
DAYS MAX >= 95     42
DAYS MAX >= 100    18
DAYS MIN <= 32     70              82.2   -12.2       73
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.1    -1.1        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        74.85   2011
 MINIMUM        35.40   1953
TOTALS          30.06R            49.08  -19.02    74.85
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.13   -0.05     0.21
DAYS >= .01       100             110.2   -10.2      113
DAYS >= .10        60              74.1   -14.1       81
DAYS >= .50        25              32.4    -7.4       44
DAYS >= 1.00        4              13.7    -9.7       25
DAYS >= 0.25       37                                 67
DAYS >= 2.00        0                                 10
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.11
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           24.7   1978
 24 HR TOTAL     14.0   12/22/2004 TO 12/22/2004
TOTALS            6.1               9.1    -3.0     13.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.61
SINCE 7/1         5.7               2.3     3.4      0.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= TRACE      13               7.2     5.8       28
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.8    -1.8        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   12/26                          6  02/10
 24 HR TOTAL      4.6   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3341              4131    -790     3911
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1631      MM

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     10/01/1984
 LATEST       04/28/1992
EARLIEST                        10/26
LATEST                          04/04
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/240    DATE  03/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/310    DATE  08/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          251
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             69
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         46

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               37     RAIN                      51
LIGHT RAIN              110     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      1
FOG                     182     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     21
HAZE                     72

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

&&
RMKS: 108 DEGREES IS THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED AT PADUCAH. THE 2012
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 60.9 DEGREES IS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD. THE ANNUAL
RAINFALL OF 30.06 IS THE DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD. 2012 EXPERIENCED THE 3RD
WARMEST WINTER, THE WARMEST SPRING AT 64.4 DEGREES AND THE DRIEST AT 4.95
INCHES OF RAINFALL. AND IT EXPERIENCED THE 7TH WARMEST AND 4TH DRIEST
SUMMER ON RECORD. THERE WERE 39 DIFFERENT TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET WITH
24 RECORD HIGHS.

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