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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
115 PM EST TUE JAN 1 2019

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...THE FORT MYERS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1902 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME DECEMBER RECORD
 HIGH              91   12/19/2016
 LOW               26   12/13/1962

DECEMBER 2018
HIGHEST            86   12/29        MM      MM       85  12/18
                        12/28                             12/07
LOWEST             44   12/12        MM      MM       43  12/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.7              76.6     1.1     79.4
AVG. MINIMUM     58.6              56.4     2.2     58.5
MEAN             68.2              66.5     1.7     69.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME DECEMBER RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.04   1925
 MINIMUM        TRACE   1956

DECEMBER 2018
TOTALS           1.91              1.71    0.20     1.45
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.06    0.00     0.05
DAYS >= .01         5               4.5     0.5        1
DAYS >= .10         4               2.8     1.2        1
DAYS >= .50         2               1.1     0.9        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.96   12/20 TO 12/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      48                75     -27       43
 SINCE 7/1         70                93     -23       48
COOLING TOTAL     153               121      32      169
 SINCE 1/1       4310              3984     326     4345
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/280    DATE  12/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/240    DATE  12/21

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP                0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                        4
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN               0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                        0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                        0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                       0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       2
HAZE                      1
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REMARKS
THE DECEMBER 2018 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 68.2 DEGREES
TIES WITH 2012...1933 AND 1921 AS THE 33RD WARMEST/82ND COOLEST
DECEMBER SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902. THE WARMEST DECEMBER HAD
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 73.6 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED IN 2015
AND THE COOLEST DECEMBER HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 56.7
DEGREES IN 2010.

THE DECEMBER 2018 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 1.91 INCHES RANKS
AS THE 34TH WETTEST/84TH DRIEST DECEMBER SINCE RECORDS BEGAN
IN 1902.


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

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