Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2016 Weather Summary

The highest temperature recorded at Leslie Park Golf Course during 2016 was 93.0 degrees on July 23rd. The lowest temperature was just - 4.2 degrees on February 28th. This is nearly 15 degrees warmer than the lowest temperature of 2015.  There were 10 days where the high temperature reached 90 degrees. 2015 had just one day above 90. 2016 had 38 days where the high temperature did not get above freezing. For comparison, there were 67 days in 2014 and 50 days in 2015 that did not reach freezing. The low temperature reached below 32 degrees on 116 days. Two days had low temperatures below zero. Last year saw 16 days below zero while 2014 had 20 days with negative temperatures.

For the year, the golf course received 29.47 inches of rain. The most rain in a single day was 1.93 inches on August 16. August edged out July by just one hundredth of an inch of rain for the monthly record (4.07 vs 4.06 inches.) There were 108 days with at least a trace of rain, while three days had over an inch in a 24 hour period.

The average wind speed for the year was 2.7 mph. The highest sustained wind speed was 39.0 mph on February 20th.

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