Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD, VA
234 PM EST SAT JAN 13 2018

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...THE RICHMOND VA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              81   12/07/1998
                        12/06/1998
 LOW               -2   12/30/1917
HIGHEST            71   12/23        71       0       70  12/18
LOWEST             14   12/28        16      -2       15  12/16
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.1              50.7    -1.6     50.5
AVG. MINIMUM     30.2              31.4    -1.2     31.7
MEAN             39.6              41.0    -1.4     41.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               1.1     0.9        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     19              17.8     1.2       14
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.16   2009
 MINIMUM         0.40   1980
TOTALS           1.05              3.26   -2.21     2.80
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.11   -0.08     0.09
DAYS >= .01         7               9.7    -2.7        8
DAYS >= .10         2               6.0    -4.0        6
DAYS >= .50         1               2.5    -1.5        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.65   12/08 TO 12/08

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           17.2   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            3.1
SINCE 7/1         3.1               2.3     0.8      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.8     0.2        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   12/10                          0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      2.4   12/08 TO 12/08           12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     775
 SINCE 7/1       1387              1419     -32     1324
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1       1706              1549     157     1699
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/320    DATE  12/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/320    DATE  12/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      1
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      2

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

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