STATION:  SALINAS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (KSNS), CA

CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY.  Period of Record: Jul 1996 to Dec 2008

Summaries based on unedited daily ASOS data.  Errors may be present.

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TEMPERATURE (F)     |   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec |   Year
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Avg Max Temp        |  60.4  61.7  65.0  65.3  68.4  69.8  70.8  71.7  73.3  71.7  66.3  60.8 |   67.1
Avg Min Temp        |  41.0  42.6  43.7  45.5  50.0  52.9  55.0  55.2  53.4  48.9  44.6  40.7 |   47.8
Avg Temperature     |  50.7  52.2  54.4  55.4  59.2  61.3  62.9  63.5  63.3  60.3  55.5  50.7 |   57.4
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Extremes:           |                                                                         |
    Extreme Max Temp|    77    81    87   100    98   105    92    93    99    94    90    79 |    105
                    |                                                                         |
    Date of Ext-Day |    02    09    19    26    16    20    09    09    30    25    16    05 |
               -Year|  2001  2006  1997  2004  2008  2008  2002  2006  2001  2003  2008  2000 |
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    Extreme Min Temp|    22    29    31    33    38    45    46    38    44    34    27    24 |     22
                    |                                                                         |
    Date of Ext-Day |    13    08    01    09    08    07    07    04    21    12    29    21 |
               -Year|  2007  2001  2007  1999  2002  1999  2006  1999  2004  2008  2004  1998 |
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Heating Degree Days |   444   363   332   292   191   122    79    66    78   163   290   442 |   2861
Cooling Degree Days |     0     0     2     4    11    11    14    19    28    16     3     0 |    109
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Avg Number of Days: |                                                                         |
    Max Temp >= 90  |   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.4   0.8   0.5   0.2   0.4   1.4   1.5   0.1   0.0 |    5.3
    Max Temp >= 75  |   0.6   1.4   3.4   3.4   4.5   5.1   5.4   6.5   9.9   9.2   3.0   0.2 |   52.6
    Max Temp <= 32  |   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.0
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    Min Temp <= 32  |   3.3   0.8   0.3   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.7   3.1 |    8.2
    Min Temp <= 20  |   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.0
    Min Temp  <= 0  |   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.0
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Avg Dew Point Temp  |  41.5  43.2  44.4  44.6  47.9  50.6  53.4  53.8  52.2  47.9  45.2  40.8 |   47.1
Avg Wet Bulb Temp   |  45.6  47.3  48.7  49.4  52.3  54.6  56.7  57.2  56.0  52.8  49.6  45.4 |   51.3
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Avg Sea Level Pres  | 30.18 30.11 30.11 30.08 30.03 29.99 30.00 29.98 29.96 30.03 30.13 30.18 |  30.06
(Inches of Mercury) |                                                                         |
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WEATHER             |   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec |   Year
See disclaimer below|                                                                         |
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Avg Number of Days: |                                                                         |
    Thunderstorms   |   0.5   0.9   0.6   0.4   0.3   0.8   0.8   1.3   0.9   1.3   1.1   0.7 |    9.6
    Heavy Fog       |   4.3   1.5   3.2   1.6   1.8   0.8   1.5   1.8   4.0   5.9   4.6   2.9 |   34.1
    Fog             |  17.1  14.2  15.3  13.6  13.3  13.5  14.3  16.3  15.3  15.0  14.2  13.7 |  175.9
    Hail            |   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0 |    0.0
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PRECIPITATION (In)  |   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec |   Year
                    |                                                                         |
Average Monthly     |  2.93  2.80  1.56  1.14  0.37  0.04  0.01  0.03  0.06  0.70  1.12  2.35 |  13.11
                    |                                                                         |
Maximum Daily       |  2.66  1.52  1.50  0.72  0.61  0.14  0.04  0.11  0.36  1.51  1.09  1.66 |   2.66
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    Date of Ext-Day |    23    03    22    11    21    09    20    29    22    26    17    21 |
               -Year|  2000  1998  2005  1999  2006  2005  1999  2000  2007  2000  1996  1996 |
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Avg Number of Days: |                                                                         |
    >= 0.01         |  11.5  11.3   8.1   7.0   2.9   1.2   0.4   0.8   1.1   3.8   7.6  10.0 |   65.8
    >= 0.10         |   6.7   6.7   4.3   3.5   1.2   0.1   0.0   0.1   0.1   1.6   2.9   5.3 |   32.4
    >= 0.25         |   4.1   3.9   2.2   1.9   0.5   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.1   0.8   1.6   3.2 |   18.3
    >= 0.50         |   1.8   1.5   0.5   0.5   0.1   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.5   0.6   1.4 |    6.9
    >= 1.00         |   0.3   0.4   0.2   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.1   0.1   0.4 |    1.4
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WIND (MPH)          |   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec |   Year
                    |                                                                         |
Daily Avg Wind Speed|   6.9   7.6   7.4   8.1   8.9   9.4   8.7   8.0   7.1   6.5   6.4   7.3 |    7.7
Daily Avg Max 2-Min |  17.9  19.1  18.6  19.0  18.7  18.5  17.6  17.4  16.8  16.9  17.2  18.5 |   18.0
Daily Avg Peak Gust |  21.0  22.4  22.4  23.3  23.0  23.0  22.0  21.6  20.8  20.2  20.2  21.8 |   21.8
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Maximum Daily Avg   |  27.0  23.8  23.1  23.7  18.9  14.8  12.4  11.4  15.7  14.5  19.2  20.1 |   27.0
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Maximum 2-Minute Avg|    46    44    38    40    39    29    23    23    26    39    40    39 |     46
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Date of Max 2min-Day|    01    23    04    11    02    06    08    28    19    19    30    19 |
               -Year|  2006  2008  2001  2006  2003  2005  2004  2002  2007  2004  1998  2002 |
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Maximum Peak Gust   |    53    55    47    48    44    37    40    32    33    45    47    51 |     55
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Date of Max Gust-Day|    01    23    04    03    02    06    07    31    19    19    30    25 |
               -Year|  2006  2008  2001  1999  2003  2005  2007  2007  2007  2004  1998  2008 |
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Avg Number of Days: |                                                                         |
   Peak Gust >=30   |   2.5   3.9   3.7   2.9   1.0   1.1   0.3   0.1   0.3   0.8   1.7   4.6 |   23.0
   Peak Gust >=40   |   0.4   1.0   0.3   0.2   0.1   0.0   0.1   0.0   0.0   0.2   0.3   0.7 |    3.3
   Peak Gust >=50   |   0.1   0.2   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.1 |    0.4
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   Max 2-Minute >=30|   1.0   1.6   0.7   0.7   0.1   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.2   0.8   0.0 |    5.1
   Max 2-Minute >=40|   0.1   0.4   0.0   0.1   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.1   0.0 |    0.7
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Observations of WEATHER may me innacurate due to early ASOS inconsistancies.  Average days
with Thunderstorms may be low due to early mis-detection.

Heavy Fog = Visibility less than or equal to 1/4 mile.
Fog = Visibility greater than 1/4 mile or less than 7 miles.
Peak Gust = Maximum 5-second average.
Snowfall data not observed at ASOS stations.

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