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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
255 PM EST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE SARASOTA BRADENTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015...

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2015

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 2015
HIGHEST            85   12/30        MM      MM       82  12/04
                        12/27                             12/03
                        12/26
LOWEST             48   12/19        MM      MM       40  12/15
                                                          12/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.2              73.2     8.0     73.4
AVG. MINIMUM     64.5              53.7    10.8     55.4
MEAN             72.8              63.5     9.3     64.4
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 2015
TOTALS           1.29              2.53   -1.24     0.47
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.08   -0.04     0.02
DAYS >= .01         5                MM      MM        6
DAYS >= .10         2                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.77   12/02 TO 12/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       7               122    -115       99
 SINCE 7/1         11               155    -144      184
COOLING TOTAL     259                74     185       89
 SINCE 1/1       4103              3374     729     3501
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    25/170    DATE  12/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    32/180    DATE  12/23

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      0
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REMARKS
THE DECEMBER 2015 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.8 DEGREES
RANKS AS THE WARMEST DECEMBER SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911.
THE PREVIOUS WARMEST DECEMBER HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
71.2 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED IN 1931.

THE DECEMBER 2015 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 1.29 INCHES RANKS
AS THE 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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