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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
410 PM EST MON JAN 5 2015

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...THE  TRI CITIES MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1898 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            52   12/15        MM      MM
LOWEST             13   12/02        MM      MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     37.9              33.5     4.4
AVG. MINIMUM     26.2              21.2     5.0
MEAN             32.1              27.3     4.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8              13.3    -5.3
DAYS MIN <= 32     22              27.3    -5.3
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.9    -0.9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.47              1.86   -0.39
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.06   -0.01
DAYS >= .01         7              11.2    -4.2
DAYS >= .10         4               5.2    -1.2
DAYS >= .50         1               0.6     0.4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.1     0.9
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.05   12/24 TO 12/25
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.9               9.0    -8.1
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.09              0.90   -0.81
SINCE 7/1         3.8              12.9    -9.1
 LIQUID 7/1      0.38
DAYS >= TRACE      14               7.5     6.5
DAYS >= 1.0         0               4.1    -4.1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   12/25
 24 HR TOTAL      0.5   12/24 TO 12/24
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1013              1167    -154
 SINCE 7/1       2509              2640    -131
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        539               557     -18

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/230    DATE  12/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/220    DATE  12/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      1
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      9

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

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       SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 2014


DECEMBER 2014 MONTHLY STATISTICS AND RANKINGS
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SNOWFALL
                ACTUAL    NORMAL*    DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     0.1"      9.6"       -9.5"      2ND LEAST SNOWY
FLINT AREA       0.6"     11.8"      -11.2"      2ND LEAST SNOWY
SAGINAW          0.9"      9.0"       -8.1"      2ND LEAST SNOWY

SNOW YEAR SINCE JULY 1

                ACTUAL    NORMAL*    DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     4.1"     11.2"       -7.1"      37TH LEAST SNOWY
FLINT AREA      10.0"     14.7"       -4.7"      25TH LEAST SNOWY
SAGINAW          3.8"     12.9"       -9.1"      40TH LEAST SNOWY


PRECIPITATION
                ACTUAL    NORMAL*    DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    1.41"      2.46"      -1.05"     34TH DRIEST
FLINT AREA      1.64"      1.92"      -0.28"     38TH DRIEST
SAGINAW         1.47"      1.86"      -0.39"     35TH DRIEST

WATER YEAR SINCE JANUARY 1

                ACTUAL    NORMAL*    DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    37.57"    33.47"      +4.10"     20TH WETTEST
FLINT AREA      35.42"    31.37"      +4.05"     21ST WETTEST
SAGINAW         31.84"    31.54"      +0.30"     65TH WETTEST

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2014)

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     33.6      30.1        +3.5      24TH WARMEST
FLINT AREA       32.8      27.4        +5.4      11TH WARMEST
SAGINAW          32.1      27.3        +4.8      13TH WARMEST

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     39.3      36.1        +3.2      30TH WARMEST
FLINT AREA       38.8      34.1        +4.7      12TH WARMEST
SAGINAW          37.9      33.5        +4.4      14TH WARMEST

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     27.9      24.1        +3.8      24TH WARMEST
FLINT AREA       26.8      20.8        +5.4       9TH WARMEST
SAGINAW          26.2      21.2        +5.0      13TH WARMEST


DETROIT AREA HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO NOVEMBER 1874
FLINT AREA HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO JANUARY 1921
SAGINAW HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO 1912



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