|Temperature and Precipitation Data
Observed, Normals and Records
Definition of Climate Terms
Actual temperature or precipitation data for a particular calendar day.
Average temperature or precipitation which typically occurs on a particular calendar day. Normals are based on 30 years of data spanning the years 1971-2000.
Greatest amount of precipitation, or highest or lowest temperature recorded on a calendar day on an entire climate record for a particular location. Temperature records can be broken down further:
Record high temperature - Highest temperature recorded on a particular date.
Record low temperature - Lowest temperature recorded on a particular date.
Record low maximum temperature - Lowest maximum temperature recorded on a particular date.
Record high minimum temperature - Highest minimum temperature recorded on a particular date.