PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
315 PM EST TUE FEB 18 1997

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=======      THE YEAR 1996 IN REVIEW AT CLEVELAND HOPKINS AIRPORT         ========
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TEMPERATURE:   AVERAGE HIGH  57.8    --> 0.9  BELOW NORMAL
               AVERAGE LOW   40.6    --> 0.1  ABOVE NORMAL
               AVERAGE       49.2    --> 0.4  BELOW NORMAL

          WARMEST WAS 90 ON JUN 29 & AUG 6 & 7
 
          COLDEST WAS -10 ON FEB 4

          RECORD HIGHS               RECORD LOWS
            64 ON JAN 18               30 ON MAY  13 & 14
                                       48 ON JULY 11

PRECIPITATION: 

  TOTAL FOR THE YEAR WAS 46.36 WHICH IS 9.73 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL

   5.24 INCHES WAS GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN 24 HOURS ON SEPT 6-7

PEAK WIND 60 MPH FROM THE WEST ON DEC 1ST


............HIGHLIGHTS............

SNOWFALL...
    21.9 IN JAN WAS 11TH GREATEST JAN TOTAL
    10.8 INCHES ON JAN 23 12TH GREATEST IN 24 HRS

    19.4 INCHES IN MARCH       --> 7TH SNOWIEST MARCH
    10.2 INCHES IN APRIL       --> 4TH SNOWIEST APRIL
    23.4 INCHES IN NOVEMBER    --> SNOWIEST NOVEMBER

   101.1 INCHES TOTAL SNOWFALL 1995-1996 --> SNOWIEST WINTER ON RECORD

PRECIPITATION...
    11.05 INCHES IN SEPTEMBER      --> WETTEST MONTH ON RECORD

    46.36 INCHES FOR THE YEAR      --> 7TH WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD
     0.71 INCHES PRECIP IN AUG     --> FIFTH DRIEST AUGUST

TEMPERATURES...
    36.3 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN NOVEMBER   --> FIFTH COLDEST NOVEMBER

    46 WAS RECORD HIGHEST MINIMUM ON FEB 27TH
    49 WAS RECORD HIGHEST MINIMUM ON JAN 18TH
    72 WAS RECORD HIGHEST MINIMUM ON MAY 19TH
    73 WAS RECORD HIGHEST MINIMUM ON MAY 20TH
    13 WAS RECORD LOWEST MAXIMUM ON MAR  8TH
     4 WAS RECORD LOWEST MAXIMUM ON FEB 3RD
     6 WAS RECORD LOWEST MAXIMUM ON FEB 4TH


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