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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
834 AM EST MON JAN 1 2018

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...THE WORCESTER CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2017...

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            90   06/12
                        05/18
LOWEST             -3   12/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.7              56.1     0.6
AVG. MINIMUM     40.8              39.6     1.2
MEAN             48.7              47.9     0.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      2               2.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32     44              45.0    -1.0
DAYS MIN <= 32    129             127.0     2.0
DAYS MIN <= 0       3               3.2    -0.2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        71.66   1972
 MINIMUM        27.92   1941
TOTALS          45.27             48.07   -2.80
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.13   -0.01
DAYS >= .01       142             139.4     2.6
DAYS >= .10        77              82.9    -5.9
DAYS >= .50        32              32.0     0.0
DAYS >= 1.00       10              12.2    -2.2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.51   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          120.6   2005
 SNOW DEPTH        42   02/05/1961
TOTALS           74.2              64.1    10.1
SINCE 7/1        13.4              17.2    -3.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM
DAYS >= 1.0        16              15.7     0.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM
 24 HR TOTAL     14.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    6360              6717    -357
 SINCE 7/1       2366              2504    -138
COOLING TOTAL     533               469      64
 SINCE 1/1        533               471      62
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.2
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   5/269
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/280    DATE  03/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/010    DATE  02/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          167
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            100
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         98

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               42     RAIN                      66
LIGHT RAIN              138     FREEZING RAIN              7
LT FREEZING RAIN         13     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                8     SNOW                      15
LIGHT SNOW               50     SLEET                      1
FOG                     163     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     79
HAZE                     18

-  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:      35.7     23.9     29.8    3.91  14.9  10TH WARMEST
          +4.4     +7.1     +5.7   +0.42  -2.2

FEB:      40.4     23.8     32.1    2.44  25.4  7TH WARMEST
          +5.8     +4.4     +5.1   -0.79  +9.8

MAR:      37.7     21.9     29.8    4.01  17.6
          -5.2     -4.6     -4.9   -0.20  +6.2

APR:      58.6     40.5     49.6    4.75   2.9  7TH WARMEST
          +3.5     +3.5     +3.6   +0.64  +0.1

MAY:      61.9     45.6     53.8    5.97   0.0
          -4.0     -1.2     -2.5   +1.78   0.0

JUN:      74.4     56.4     65.4    4.33   0.0
          +0.3     +0.4     +0.4   +0.14   0.0

JUL:      77.4     61.0     69.2    2.29   0.0
          -1.5     -0.5     -1.0   -1.94   0.0

AUG:      76.5     59.8     68.2    1.59   0.0
          -0.8     -0.6     -0.6   -2.12   0.0

SEP:      72.4     56.4     64.4    2.51   0.0
          +2.8     +3.5     +3.2   -1.42   0.0

OCT:      66.5     49.5     58.0    8.83   0.0 RECORD WARMEST
          +8.2     +7.8     +8.0   +4.15  -0.2 4TH WETTEST

NOV:      47.5     30.9     39.2    1.79     T
          -0.1     -2.1     -1.1   -2.49  -2.6

DEC:      30.8     19.3     25.1    2.85  13.4
          -5.5     -3.3     -4.3   -0.97  -1.0

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

WINTER:   37.4     23.5     30.4   10.15  57.8
          +3.4     +3.9     +3.6   -0.39 +10.7

SPRING:   52.7     36.0     44.3   14.73  20.5
          -1.9     -0.7     -1.4   +2.22  +6.3

SUMMER:   76.1     59.1     67.6    8.21   0.0
          -0.7     -0.2     -0.4   -3.92   0.0

AUTUMN:   62.1     45.6     53.9   13.13     T  2ND WARMEST
          +3.6     +3.1     +3.4   +0.24  -2.8

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

ANNUAL:   56.7     40.8     48.8   45.27  74.2
          +0.7     +1.3     +1.0   -2.80 +10.1

DAILY RECORDS
-------------
01/11...TIED RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE....37...ALSO SET IN 1983, 1972.
01/12...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE................57...PREV 55 IN 1980, 1913.
01/12...TIED RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE....39...ALSO SET IN 2006.

02/23...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE................64...PREV 61 IN 1990.
02/24...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE................69...PREV 67 IN 1985.
02/24...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.........48...PREV 46 IN 1985.
02/25...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE................65...PREV 64 IN 1976.
02/25...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.........40...PREV 37 IN 1996.

03/01...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.........46...PREV 38 IN 1902.
03/04...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE........18...PREV 19 IN 1943.
03/11...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE........16...PREV 19 IN 1960.
03/12...TIED RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE...22...ALSO SET IN 1998/1984.
03/14...RECORD SNOWFALL........................14.4...PREV 11.5 IN 1958.

04/11...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE................83...PREV 80 IN 1945.
04/11...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.........53...PREV 52 IN 1915.

05/05...RECORD PRECIPITATION...................0.95...PREV 0.92 IN 1922.
05/17...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE................88...PREV 87 IN 1906.
05/18...TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE...........90...ALSO SET IN 1906.
05/18...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE.........69...PREV 63 IN 1943.

06/06...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE...49...PREV 51 IN 2000.
06/12...TIED HIGH TEMPERATURE...90...ALSO SET IN 1973/1949/1892.
06/12...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE...72...PREV 71 IN 1942.

07/14...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE...62...PREV 65 IN 1961/1960.

09/03...TIED RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE...57...ALSO SET IN 1992
09/24...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE...86...PREV 85 IN 2010, 1914, 1908
09/25...TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE...85...ALSO SET IN 1970, 1926

10/08...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE...67...PREV 59 IN 1976, 1913
10/09...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE...68...PREV 62 IN 2011
10/24...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE...62...PREV 59 IN 1959
10/26...RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION...2.26...PREV 1.22 IN 2002
10/29...RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION...2.51...PREV 1.72 IN 2003

12/28...RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE...7...PREV 15 IN 1976
12/29...RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE...8...PREV 12 IN 1903

MONTHLY RECORDS
---------------
FEBRUARY...ALL-TIME WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE...69...PREV 67 IN 1985.
FEBRUARY...MOST CONSECUTIVE 60 DEGREE DAYS......3...PREV 2 IN 2016.
FEBRUARY...TIED MOST NUMBER OF 60 DEGREE DAYS...3...ALSO SET IN 1954, 1930.

SEP/OCT...RECORD COMBINED AVG TEMP...61.1...PREV 60.6 IN 1915

OCTOBER...RECORD WARMEST LOW TEMP...68...PREV 67 ON 10/08/2017 AND 10/01/1927

OCTOBER...RECORD WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...58.0...PREV 57.0 IN 1947

SEASONAL RECORDS
----------------
NONE

ALL-TIME RECORDS (SINCE RECORDS BEGAN)
----------------
LONGEST STREAK OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS IN WHERE THE LOW
TEMPERATURE WAS >= 32F ... 04/03 TO 11/07 PREV RECORD FROM 04/11 TO
11/13 IN 1916



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