Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
903 AM MST SUN JAN 1 2017

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...THE ALBUQUERQUE  NM CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 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              72   12/04/1958
                        12/23/1915
 LOW              -16   12/26/1911
HIGHEST            60   12/16        61      -1       63  12/10
                        12/14
LOWEST             21   12/19        11      10       18  12/30
                        12/18                             12/16
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.7              46.1     3.6     46.9
AVG. MINIMUM     28.8              26.5     2.3     26.8
MEAN             39.2              36.3     2.9     36.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.6    -1.6        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     24              25.0    -1.0       26
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.85   1959
 MINIMUM         0.00   1981
                        1956
                        1950
TOTALS           0.51              0.50    0.01     0.98
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00     0.03
DAYS >= .01         4               4.2    -0.2        4
DAYS >= .10         2               1.6     0.4        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.33   12/22 TO 12/23              0.87

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.7   1959
TOTALS            0.1               2.7    -2.6      7.2
SINCE 7/1         0.2               4.0    -3.8      7.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.7    -0.7        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             4  12/13
 24 HR TOTAL      0.1   MM                           3.6

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     791               890     -99      865
 SINCE 7/1       1368              1757    -389     1582
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1       1525              1322     203     1534
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/270    DATE  12/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/280    DATE  12/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             18
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     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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THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE AT THE ALBUQUERQUE SUNPORT IN
DECEMBER 2016 WAS 49.7 DEGREES WHICH IS 3.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 28.8 DEGREES
WHICH IS 2.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 60 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED
ON THE 14TH AND ON THE 16TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
WAS 21 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 18TH AND 19TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.51 INCHES WHICH IS PLUS
0.01 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.1
INCHES WHICH IS MINUS 2.6 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.0 MPH. THE PEAK WIND GUST
FOR THE MONTH WAS 47 MPH FROM THE WEST, WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 17TH.

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