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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
245 AM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE BLUEFIELD WV CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              88   04/20/1976
                        04/18/1976
 LOW               15   04/07/1982
HIGHEST            79   04/18                         82
LOWEST             20   04/10                         35
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.3              64.8    -1.5     65.6
AVG. MINIMUM     42.6              45.4    -2.8     46.9
MEAN             53.0              55.1    -2.1     56.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.1     0.9        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      5               2.9     2.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.67   1987
 MINIMUM         0.48   1976
TOTALS           2.22              3.34   -1.12     5.33
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.11   -0.04     0.18
DAYS >= .01        11              13.4    -2.4       18
DAYS >= .10         6               7.4    -1.4        8
DAYS >= .50         1               2.3    -1.3        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.74                               1.45

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            1.7                                0.0
DAYS >= TRACE       3                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         1                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1                                0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     359               321      38      267
COOLING TOTAL       4                24     -20       11
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/240    DATE  04/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/290    DATE  04/02

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     53

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      0

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

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