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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
822 AM EDT TUE MAY 1 2018

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...THE HARRISBURG PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 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              93   04/22/1985
                        04/25/1915
 LOW               11   04/01/1923
HIGHEST            85   04/14                         86  04/11
LOWEST             25   04/08                         33  04/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.9              62.4    -3.5     69.0
AVG. MINIMUM     39.0              41.9    -2.9     47.6
MEAN             48.9              52.2    -3.3     58.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      6               2.4     3.6        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.46   2011
 MINIMUM         0.45   1985
TOTALS           3.98              3.10    0.88     3.42
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.10    0.03     0.11
DAYS >= .01        13              10.8     2.2       13
DAYS >= .10         8               6.5     1.5        6
DAYS >= .50         2               2.3    -0.3        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.9     0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.59   04/16 TO 04/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           18.0   1894
TOTALS            3.9               0.4     3.5      0.0
SINCE 7/1        38.0              30.6     7.4     23.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.1     0.9        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   04/02                          0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      3.9   04/02 TO 04/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     485               392      93      216
 SINCE 7/1       5003              5103    -100     4216
COOLING TOTAL      12                 6       6       27
 SINCE 1/1         12                 7       5       27
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/300    DATE  04/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/280    DATE  04/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH

THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      2

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

&&

A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 3.9 INCHES OCCURRED ON APRIL 2ND.
THE OLD RECORD FOR THIS DATE WAS .3 INCHES OF SNOW SET IN 1911.
THIS SNOWFALL RANKS AS THE 7TH HIGHEST 1-DAY APRIL SNOWFALL ON
RECORD. APRIL 2018 RANKS AS THE 6TH SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD.

A TRACE OF SNOW OCCURRED ON APRIL 17TH. A TRACE OCCURRED ON THIS
DATE INN 2001 AND SEVERAL OTHER EARLIER YEARS.

$$

MARTIN


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