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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
720 AM EST TUE JAN 3 2017

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...THE SARASOTA BRADENTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

        ...5TH WARMEST DECEMBER SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME DECEMBER RECORD
 HIGH              90   12/14/1971
                        12/18/1967
 LOW               20   12/26/1983

DECEMBER 2016
HIGHEST            86   12/26        MM      MM       85  12/30
                                                          12/27
                                                          12/26
LOWEST             38   12/31        MM      MM       48  12/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     78.7              73.2     5.5     81.2
AVG. MINIMUM     59.8              53.7     6.1     64.5
MEAN             69.3              63.5     5.8     72.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME DECEMBER RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.94   1997
 MINIMUM         0.00   1933

DECEMBER 2016
TOTALS           1.25              2.53   -1.28     1.29
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.08   -0.04     0.04
DAYS >= .01         4                MM      MM        5
DAYS >= .10         1                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.18   12/06 TO 12/06
                        12/06 TO 12/06
                        12/06 TO 12/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      24               122     -98        7
 SINCE 7/1         35               155    -120       11
COOLING TOTAL     163                74      89      259
 SINCE 1/1       4189              3374     815     4103
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/270    DATE  12/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/280    DATE  12/06

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
HAZE                      1
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REMARKS
THE DECEMBER 2016 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 69.3 DEGREES
RANKS AS THE 5TH WARMEST DECEMBER SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911.
THE WARMEST DECEMBER HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.8 DEGREES
WHICH OCCURRED IN 2015.

THE DECEMBER 2016 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 1.25 INCHES RANKS AS
THE 60TH WETTEST/46TH DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911.

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

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