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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
920 AM EDT THU APR 2 2015

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...THE  TRI CITIES MI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1898 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            61   03/16        MM      MM
LOWEST              2   03/05        MM      MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.5              42.2    -0.7
AVG. MINIMUM     23.2              25.3    -2.1
MEAN             32.3              33.7    -1.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      7               5.2     1.8
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              24.3     1.7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.80              2.06   -1.26
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.07   -0.04
DAYS >= .01         3               9.2    -6.2
DAYS >= .10         3               4.8    -1.8
DAYS >= .50         0               1.0    -1.0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.33   03/31 TO 03/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            5.6               6.4    -0.8
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.56              0.60   -0.04
SINCE 7/1        37.5              39.8    -2.3
 LIQUID 7/1      3.75
DAYS >= TRACE       8               4.1     3.9
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.3    -0.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        12   03/08
                        03/07
                        03/06
 24 HR TOTAL      3.1   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1006               969      37
 SINCE 7/1       6367              6068     299
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/230    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/230    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                     11

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

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       SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 2015


MARCH 2015 MONTHLY STATISTICS AND RANKINGS
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SNOWFALL
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     2.8"     10.2"       +16.2"    34TH LEAST SNOWY
FLINT AREA       4.5"     10.8"       +6.6"     33RD LEAST SNOWY
SAGINAW          5.6"      8.6"       +7.6"     37TH LEAST SNOWY

SNOW YEAR SINCE JULY 1

                ACTUAL    NORMAL*    DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    47.5"     40.8"       +6.7"      37TH SNOWIEST
FLINT AREA      45.0"     45.1"       -0.1"      35TH SNOWIEST
SAGINAW         37.5"     39.8"       -2.3"      48TH LEAST SNOWY

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF MARCH 31, 2015)

PRECIPITATION
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA    0.80"      2.28"      -1.48"      7TH DRIEST
FLINT AREA      0.92"      1.91"      -0.99"     12TH DRIEST
SAGINAW         0.80"      2.06"      -1.26"     10TH DRIEST

WATER YEAR SINCE JANUARY 1

                ACTUAL    NORMAL*    DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     3.60"     6.26"      -2.66"      4TH DRIEST
FLINT AREA       3.09"     5.02"      -1.93"      9TH DRIEST
SAGINAW          2.91"     5.38"      -2.47"      5TH DRIEST

      *NORMAL TO DATE (AS OF MARCH 31, 2015)

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     34.5      37.2        -2.7      66TH COLDEST
FLINT AREA       32.8      34.1        -1.3      42ND COLDEST
SAGINAW          32.3      33.7        -1.4      51ST COLDEST

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     44.0      45.8         -1.8     63RD WARMEST
FLINT AREA       43.0      43.5         -0.5     40TH WARMEST
SAGINAW          41.5      42.2         -0.7     40TH WARMEST

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
                ACTUAL    NORMAL     DEPARTURE     RANKING
DETROIT AREA     25.1      28.6         -3.5     44TH COLDEST
FLINT AREA       22.5      24.8         -2.3     24TH COLDEST
SAGINAW          23.2      25.3         -2.1     36TH COLDEST


DETROIT AREA HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO NOVEMBER 1874
FLINT AREA HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO JANUARY 1921
SAGINAW HAS A CLIMATE RECORD DATING TO 1912


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