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ANNUAL CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1030 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

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...THE WORCESTER CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             102   07/04/1911
 LOW              -24   02/16/1943
HIGHEST            92   07/22
LOWEST            -16   02/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.3              56.1     2.2
AVG. MINIMUM     41.1              39.6     1.5
MEAN             49.7              47.9     1.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      3               2.0     1.0
DAYS MAX <= 32     32              45.0   -13.0
DAYS MIN <= 32    123             127.0    -4.0
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               3.2     1.8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        71.66   1972
 MINIMUM        27.92   1941
TOTALS          40.93             48.07   -7.14
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.13   -0.02
DAYS >= .01       127             139.4   -12.4
DAYS >= .10        82              82.9    -0.9
DAYS >= .50        26              32.0    -6.0
DAYS >= 1.00        7              12.2    -5.2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.18   10/21 TO 10/22

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          120.6   2005
 SNOW DEPTH        42   02/05/1961
TOTALS           63.3              64.1    -0.8
SINCE 7/1        17.5              17.2     0.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM
DAYS >= 1.0        15              15.7    -0.7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM
 24 HR TOTAL     12.5   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    6165              6717    -552
 SINCE 7/1       2277              2504    -227
COOLING TOTAL     663               469     194
 SINCE 1/1        663               471     192
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.2
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   5/272
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/160    DATE  02/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/150    DATE  02/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          192
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            105
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         67

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               39     RAIN                      64
LIGHT RAIN              124     FREEZING RAIN              4
LT FREEZING RAIN          7     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                6     SNOW                      11
LIGHT SNOW               46     SLEET                      0
FOG                     152     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     68
HAZE                     16

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

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                           WORCESTER

            ...PERIOD OF RECORD: 1892 TO PRESENT...

       AVG HIGH  AVG LOW  AVG MEAN  PCPN  SNOW  REMARKS
       --------  -------  --------  ----  ----  -------

JAN:      34.2     20.1     27.2    2.12   9.7
          +2.9     +3.3     +3.1   -1.37  -7.4

FEB:      39.4     19.6     29.5    5.27  20.6
          +4.8     +0.2     +2.5   +2.04  +5.0

MAR:      49.1     30.8     40.0    3.49   5.5
          +6.2     +4.3     +5.3   -0.72  -5.9

APR:      54.3     35.2     44.8    2.63  10.0  8TH SNOWIEST
          -0.8     -1.8     -1.3   -1.48  +7.2

MAY:      65.9     48.1     57.0    2.21   0.0
           0.0     +1.3     +0.7   -1.98   0.0

JUN:      75.4     55.7     65.6    1.66   0.0
          +1.3     -0.3     +0.6   -2.53

JUL:      81.7     62.9     72.3    2.06   0.0
          +2.8     +1.4     +2.1   -2.17

AUG:      80.8     63.5     72.2    3.96   0.0  5TH WARMEST
          +3.5     +3.1     +3.4   +0.25

SEP:      72.3     55.9     64.1    3.27   0.0
          +2.7     +3.0     +2.9   -0.66   0.0

OCT:      59.5     43.3     51.4    6.57     T
          +1.2     +1.6     +1.4   +1.89  -0.2

NOV:      49.9     34.8     42.4    3.89     T
          +2.3     +1.8     +2.1   -0.39  -2.6

DEC:      36.3     22.6     29.4    3.82  14.4
           0.0      +.2      +.1   -0.02  +3.1

SEASONAL SUMMARY
----------------

WINTER:   40.5     24.9     32.7   12.04  31.7  3RD WARMEST
          +6.5     +5.3     +5.9   +1.50 -15.4

SPRING:   56.4     38.0     47.2    8.33  15.5
          +1.8     +1.3     +1.5   -4.18  +1.3

SUMMER:   79.4     60.7     70.1    7.68   0.0
          +2.6     +1.4     +2.1   -4.45

AUTUMN:   60.6     44.7     52.6   13.73     T
          +2.1     +2.2     +2.1   +0.84  -2.8

ANNUAL SUMMARY
--------------

ANNUAL:   58.2     41.0     49.6    40.93  63.3
          +2.2     +1.5     +1.8    -7.14  -0.8

DAILY RECORDS
-------------
01/10...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE....................56...PREV 53 IN 1939.

02/14...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE....................-16...PREV -11 IN 1979.
02/14...TIED RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE........7...ALSO SET IN 1979.
02/29...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE....................57...PREV 56 IN 1976.

03/09...TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE...............74...ALSO SET IN 2000.
03/10...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.............51...PREV 40 IN 1955.

04/01...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.............55...PREV 49 IN 1999.
04/04...RECORD SNOWFALL...........................5.7...PREV 2.1 IN 1911.
04/04...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE............22...PREV 31 IN 1975.
04/22...TIED RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE........58...ALSO SET IN 1923.

05/28...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE....................89...PREV 88 IN 1929.

07/09...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE............61...PREV 62 IN 1964.

10/21...RECORD PRECIPITATION.....................4.10...PREV 2.96 IN 1995.
        2ND HIGHEST DAILY RAINFALL TOTAL FOR OCTOBER.

MONTHLY RECORDS
---------------
NONE

SEASONAL RECORDS
----------------
WINTER...NUMBER OF DAYS HIGH >= 50.................28...PREV 19 IN 1932-1933.

ANNUAL RECORDS
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NONE

ALL-TIME RECORDS
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NONE


FORECASTER: SIPPRELL



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