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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
548 AM EDT MON APR 2 2018

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...THE  TRI CITIES MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1898 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            57   03/18        MM      MM
LOWEST             19   03/16        MM      MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     40.0              42.2    -2.2
AVG. MINIMUM     25.2              25.3    -0.1
MEAN             32.6              33.7    -1.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               5.2    -4.2
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              24.3     3.7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.69              2.06   -1.37
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.07   -0.05
DAYS >= .01         8               9.2    -1.2
DAYS >= .10         2               4.8    -2.8
DAYS >= .50         0               1.0    -1.0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.22   03/31 TO 03/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            4.8               6.4    -1.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.48              0.60   -0.12
SINCE 7/1        35.9              39.8    -3.9
 LIQUID 7/1      3.59
DAYS >= TRACE       9               4.1     4.9
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.3    -0.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/08
 24 HR TOTAL      2.5   03/07 TO 03/07
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     997               969      28
 SINCE 7/1       5853              6068    -215
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/270    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/280    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66


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

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MARCH 2018 MONTHLY STATISTICS AND RANKINGS
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SNOWFALL
                ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     5.9"      6.9"       -1.0"     71ST SNOWIEST
FLINT AREA      11.7"      6.5"       +5.2"     19TH SNOWIEST
SAGINAW          4.8"      6.4"       -1.6"     41ST LEAST SNOWY

SNOW YEAR SINCE JULY 1*

                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    58.6"      40.8"      +17.8"     15TH SNOWIEST
FLINT AREA      77.4"      45.1"      +32.3"      4TH SNOWIEST
SAGINAW         35.9"      39.8"       -3.9"     45TH LEAST SNOWY

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF MARCH 31, 2018)

PRECIPITATION
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    2.63"      2.28"      +0.35"     58TH WETTEST
FLINT AREA      1.11"      1.91"      -0.80"     14TH DRIEST
SAGINAW         0.69"      2.06"      -1.37"      8TH DRIEST


PRECIPITATION SINCE JANUARY 1*

                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    8.26"      6.26"      +2.00"     32ND WETTEST
FLINT AREA      6.99"      5.02"      +1.97"     16TH WETTEST
SAGINAW         4.61"      5.38"      -0.77"     42ND DRIEST

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF MARCH 31, 2018)

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     35.4      37.2       -1.8       68TH WARMEST
FLINT AREA       31.5      34.1       -2.6       30TH COLDEST
SAGINAW          32.6      33.7       +1.1       53RD WARMEST

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     43.4      45.8       -2.4       70TH WARMEST
FLINT AREA       39.7      43.5       -3.8       26TH COLDEST
SAGINAW          40.0      42.2       -2.2       51ST COLDEST

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     27.5      28.6       -1.1       72ND WARMEST
FLINT AREA       23.3      24.8       -1.5       34TH COLDEST
SAGINAW          25.2      25.3       -1.1       47TH 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 1913



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