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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
1214 PM EDT WED JUN 1 2016

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...THE BATTLE CREEK MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            84   05/29        MM      MM       86  05/26
                        05/28
                        05/25
LOWEST             35   05/15        MM      MM       36  05/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     69.3              70.5    -1.2     72.8
AVG. MINIMUM     48.0              45.7     2.3     51.9
MEAN             58.6              58.1     0.5     62.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               2.1    -2.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS             MM              3.77      MM     5.17
DAILY AVG.         MM              0.12      MM     0.17
DAYS >= .01        12              12.2    -0.2       16
DAYS >= .10         7               7.7    -0.7       11
DAYS >= .50         2               2.6    -0.6        5
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.9    -0.9        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.83   05/25 TO 05/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     241               245      -4      147
 SINCE 7/1       5415              6634   -1219     6788
COOLING TOTAL      53                31      22       73
 SINCE 1/1         55                38      17       73
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.3
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/255
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/280    DATE  05/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/300    DATE  05/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       9
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      3

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

&&

MAY 2016 ENDED UP SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL... THOUGH FEATURED
HINTS OF WINTER AND SUMMER WEATHER NOT MORE THAN WEEKS APART.
PRECIPITATION TOTALS WERE LESS THAN NORMAL. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
OCCURRED AT TIMES BUT ALMOST ENTIRELY REMAINED BELOW SEVERE LEVELS.

THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH BROUGHT VARIABLE TEMPERATURES AS
CAN BE EXPECTED IN LATE SPRING. HIGH TEMPERATURES RANGED BETWEEN THE
50S AND 70S... AND LOW TEMPERATURES DIPPED BELOW FREEZING IN SPOTS.

A SHARP COOL DOWN OCCURRED ON THE 14TH AND 15TH... WITH RECORD COLD
HIGH TEMPERATURES BEING TIED AT GRAND RAPIDS AND MUSKEGON ON THE
14TH. HIGH TEMPERATURES STRUGGLED TO REACH 50 DEGREES. SCATTERED
SNOW SHOWERS DEVELOPED THE MORNING OF THE 15TH. LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS
GENERALLY LESS THAN A HALF INCH WERE MEASURED IN A NUMBER OF
LOCATIONS. GRAND RAPIDS AND LANSING OFFICIALLY RECORDED A TRACE OF
SNOW... TYING OR EVEN BREAKING DAILY RECORDS.

TEMPERATURES QUICKLY REBOUNDED TO NEAR NORMAL AFTER THE LAST GASP OF
WINTER... AND THEN WARMED TO ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE FINAL THIRD OF THE
MONTH. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S AND LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S
WERE COMMON FOR SEVERAL DAYS. EAST WINDS KEEPING LAKE MICHIGAN
MODIFIED AIR AT BAY ALLOWED MUSKEGON TO REACH A RECORD HIGH ON MAY
31ST.

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