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CLMDCA

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
212 PM EDT THU SEP 01 2022

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...THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL DC CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2022...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1991 TO 2020
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1871 TO 2022

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE   FROM     VALUE
                                          NORMAL
..............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH            106   08/06/1918
 LOW              49   08/29/1986
                       08/31/1934
                       08/24/1890
HIGHEST           97   08/09         96       1       96
LOWEST            64   08/13         59       5       66
                       08/18
AVG. MAXIMUM    89.2               87.8     1.4     89.0
AVG. MINIMUM    71.7               71.0     0.7     72.7
MEAN            80.4               79.4     1.0     80.9
DAYS MAX >= 90    15               10.8     4.2       16
DAYS MAX <= 32     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM       14.41   1928
 MINIMUM        0.55   1962
TOTALS          2.42               3.25   -0.83     9.07
DAILY AVG.      0.08               0.10   -0.02     0.29
DAYS >= .01        8                8.7    -0.7       17
DAYS >= .10        6                5.6     0.4       12
DAYS >= .50        3                2.1     0.9        6
DAYS >= 1.00       0                0.8    -0.8        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   0.93   08/04 TO 08/04               2.62
 STORM TOTAL    0.93                                2.38
 (MM/DD(HH))

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            MM   MM
TOTALS           0.0                0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1          T                0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS >= TRACE      0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0        0                0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        0                                   0

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      0                  0       0        0
 SINCE 7/1         0                  0       0       MM
COOLING TOTAL    485                446      39      500
 SINCE 1/1      1508               1452      56       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/240
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/250

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.53

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              9     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

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

&&

AUGUST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ONE DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL. AFTER A WETTER THAN NORMAL JULY,
AUGUST WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL ESPECIALLY THE SECOND HALF.

WEATHER RECORDS FOR THE WASHINGTON DC AREA HAVE BEEN RECORDED AT WHAT IS NOW
RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT (KDCA) SINCE 1941. THE OFFICIAL
WEATHER RECORD CONSISTS OF THAT DATA BACK TO 1945, AND OBSERVATIONS TAKEN
IN DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON FROM 1871 THROUGH 1944. TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR THE
WASHINGTON DC AREA EXTEND BACK TO JANUARY 1872. PRECIPITATION RECORDS EXTEND
BACK TO JANUARY 1871. SNOWFALL RECORDS BEGAN IN JANUARY 1884.

ALL CLIMATE DATA ARE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL REVIEWED BY THE NATIONAL
CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (NCEI).
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