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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA
1055 AM EST TUE JAN 1 2019

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...THE WORCESTER CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             102   07/04/1911
 LOW              -24   02/16/1943
HIGHEST            93   07/01
LOWEST             -9   01/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.5              56.1     0.4
AVG. MINIMUM     40.6              39.6     1.0
MEAN             48.5              47.9     0.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      3               2.0     1.0
DAYS MAX <= 32     38              45.0    -7.0
DAYS MIN <= 32    148             127.0    21.0
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               3.2     0.8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        71.66   1972
 MINIMUM        27.92   1941
TOTALS          62.73             48.07   14.66
DAILY AVG.       0.17              0.13    0.04
DAYS >= .01       150             139.4    10.6
DAYS >= .10        98              82.9    15.1
DAYS >= .50        43              32.0    11.0
DAYS >= 1.00       19              12.2     6.8
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.67   07/17 TO 07/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          120.6   2005
 SNOW DEPTH        42   02/05/1961
TOTALS           92.0              64.1    27.9
SINCE 7/1         9.3              17.2    -7.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM
DAYS >= 1.0        14              15.7    -1.7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM
 24 HR TOTAL     21.8   03/13 TO 03/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    6617              6717    -100
 SINCE 7/1       2550              2504      46
COOLING TOTAL     689               469     220
 SINCE 1/1        689               471     218
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   5/270
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/290    DATE  01/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/270    DATE  04/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          141
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            125
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         95

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             23     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               42     RAIN                      75
LIGHT RAIN              151     FREEZING RAIN              7
LT FREEZING RAIN         12     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                6     SNOW                      13
LIGHT SNOW               56     SLEET                      1
FOG                     185     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     86
HAZE                     22

-  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:      31.7     16.3     24.0    3.62  22.1
          +0.4     -0.5     -0.1   +0.13  +5.0

FEB:      42.8     24.1     33.5    4.87  11.1   2ND WARMEST
          +8.2     +4.7     +6.5   +1.64  -4.5

MAR:      39.9     27.0     33.5    4.90  42.3   2ND SNOWIEST
          -3.0     +0.5     -1.2   +0.69 +30.9

APR:      49.2     32.6     40.9    5.62   7.2   6TH COLDEST
          -5.9     -4.4     -5.1   +1.51  +4.4

MAY:      71.5     51.0     61.3    2.29   0.0   7TH WARMEST
          +5.6     +4.2     +5.0   -1.90

JUN:      73.4     55.4     64.4    4.02   0.0
          -0.7     -0.6     -0.6   -0.17

JUL:      81.6     63.8     72.7    5.16   0.0
          +2.7     +2.3     +2.5   +0.93

AUG:      79.5     64.5     72.0    5.90   0.0   6TH WARMEST
          +2.2     +4.1     +3.2   +2.19

SEP:      70.8     56.7     63.8    7.25   0.0
          +1.2     +3.8     +2.6   +3.32

OCT:      56.0     40.7     48.4    4.45   0.0
          -2.3     -1.0     -1.6   -0.23  -0.2

NOV:      41.7     30.0     35.9   10.00   9.2  11TH COLDEST
          -5.9     -3.0     -4.4   +5.72  +6.6   2ND WETTEST

DEC:      38.3     23.6     31.0    4.65   0.1   3RD LEAST SNOWIEST
          +2.0     +1.0     +1.6   +0.83 -14.3

SEASONAL SUMMARY
----------------
WINTER:   34.8     19.7     27.3   11.34  46.6
          +0.8     +0.1     +0.5   +0.80  -0.5

SPRING:   53.6     36.9     45.3   12.81  49.5   RECORD SNOWIEST
          -1.0     +0.2     -0.4   +0.30 +35.3

SUMMER:   78.2     61.3     69.7   15.08   0.0
          +1.4     +2.0     +1.7   +2.95

AUTUMN:   56.2     42.5     49.5   21.70   9.2   2ND WETTEST
          -2.3     +0.0     -1.0   +8.81  +6.4

ANNUAL SUMMARY
--------------
ANNUAL:   56.5     40.6     48.5   62.73  92.0   5TH WETTEST
          +0.5     +1.1     +0.7  +14.46 +27.9

DAILY RECORDS
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01/01...TIED RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE.............-5...ALSO SET IN 1918
01/01...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE..........8...PREV 9 IN 1918
01/04...RECORD MAXIMUM DAILY SNOWFALL.........16.8...PREV 9.8 IN 1994
01/06...TIED RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE.....6...ALSO SET IN 1896
01/07...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE..................-9...PREV -5 IN 1942
01/12...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE.................59...PREV 57 IN 2017
01/12...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE..........45...PREV 39 IN 2017,2006

02/11...TIED RECORD MAXIMUM DAILY RAINFALL....0.85...ALSO SET IN 1981
02/20...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE.................67...PREV 65 IN 1930
02/21...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE.................71...PREV 59 IN 1930
02/21...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE..........49...PREV 43 IN 2002

03/13...RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL.................21.8...PREV 14.8 IN 1993

04/15...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE.........34...PREV 39 IN 1943

05/03...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE.................66...PREV 64 IN 2001
05/04...TIED RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE............65...ALSO SET IN 2001

06/04...TIED RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE....51...ALSO SET IN 2012

07/17...RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION............2.67...PREV 1.25 IN 1989

08/29...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE..........74...PREV 71 IN 1928

09/09...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE.........57...PREV 58 IN 1970, 1949
09/18...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE..........66...PREV 64 IN 1992

10/10...RECORD MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE..........66...PREV 64 IN 1949

11/15...RECORD SNOWFALL........................7.8...PREV 5.7 IN 1967
11/15...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE.........26...PREV 30 IN 1996, 1972, 1933
11/22...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE...................7...PREV 11 IN 1987
11/22...RECORD MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE.........16...PREV 24 IN 2008
11/23...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE...................7...PREV 9 IN 1989

12/21...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE.................62

MONTHLY RECORDS
---------------
FEB...RECORD WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE...........71...PREV 69 ON 02/24/2017
FEB...NUMBER OF DAYS >= 70.......................1...ONLY TIME SINCE 1892

MAR...RECORD HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL...........21.8...PREV 15.8 03/12/1959.
      MARCH 13TH

NOV...RECORD COLDEST MINIMUM HIGH TEMP.........1.6...PREV 20 ON 11/30/1958
      SINCE RECORDS BEGAN
NOV...RECORD NO. OF DAYS DAILY PRECIP >= 0.10...14...PREV 12 IN 1921
NOV...RECORD NO. OF DAYS DAILY PRECIP >= 0.50....9...PREV 6 LAST SET 1972

SEASONAL RECORDS
----------------
SPRING...RECORD SNOWIEST..............................49.5...PREV 46.9 IN 1993

AUTUMN...RECORD NO. OF DAYS DAILY PRECIP >= 0.01........43...PREV 41 IN 2002
AUTUMN...TIED RECORD NO. OF DAYS DAILY PRECIP >= 0.10...29...ALSO SET IN 2005
AUTUMN...RECORD NO. OF DAYS DAILY PRECIP >= 0.50........16...PREV 14 IN 2005
AUTUMN...RECORD NO. OF DAYS DAILY PRECIP >= 1.00.........9...PREV 8 IN 1974

ALL-TIME RECORDS (SINCE RECORDS BEGAN)
----------------
NONE

SIPPRELL / CORREIA


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