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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS, MI
143 PM EDT MON APR 2 2018

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...THE KALAMAZOO MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            57   03/18        MM      MM       79  03/24
LOWEST             16   03/10        MM      MM       11  03/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.6              45.5    -0.9     44.0
AVG. MINIMUM     26.0              27.5    -1.5     28.6
MEAN             35.3              36.5    -1.2     36.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               3.6    -2.6        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              21.9     5.1       18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.60              2.25   -0.65     4.17
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.07   -0.02     0.13
DAYS >= .01         9                MM      MM       13
DAYS >= .10         2                MM      MM        9
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM        4
DAYS >= 1.00        1                MM      MM        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.12   03/01 TO 03/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     914               884      30      884
 SINCE 7/1       5475              5657    -182     4780
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/002
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/350    DATE  03/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/230    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      7

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

&&

MARCH 2018 WAS COOLER THAN NORMAL, DRIER THAN NORMAL, AND HAD LESS
SNOW THAN NORMAL. NO MONTHLY TOP TENS OR RECORDS WERE ACHIEVED THIS
MONTH. SEVERAL SYSTEMS MOVED THROUGH THE AREA IN THE FIRST HALF OF
THE MONTH, THEN THE ACTIVE TRACK MOVED SOUTH OF THE AREA FOR MOST OF
THE SECOND HALF OF MARCH. THERE WAS NO SEVERE WEATHER IN MARCH.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE AREAS RANGED FROM 30 TO 35 DEGREES
IN OCTOBER, WHILE NORMAL VALUES ARE AROUND 35 DEGREES. SO JUST A BIT
COOLER THAN NORMAL, BUT NOWHERE NEAR RECORD LEVELS.

MEANWHILE, PRECIPITATION TOTALS RANGED FROM UNDER AN INCH ACROSS
CENTRAL LOWER MICHIGAN TO TWO AND A HALF INCHES ACROSS THE SOUTH.
THESE TOTALS RANGE FROM NEAR NORMAL IN THE SOUTH TO ONE AND A HALF
INCHES LESS THAN NORMAL ACROSS CENTRAL LOWER. AGAIN, THIS IS DRIER
THAN NORMAL, BUT NOT NEAR RECORD LEVELS.

SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS RANGED FROM 3 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS SOUTHWEST
LOWER MICHIGAN IN MARCH 2018. THESE TOTALS RANGED FROM 2 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL IN EASTERN AREAS TO 4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL IN WESTERN
AREAS. NO MONTHLY RECORDS REACHED.

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