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Chester County

30 Year Climate Normals (Chester 1NW*, 1SE)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000* 72.2 F 60.1 F 48.0 F 47.87 Inches 1558 3326
1981-2010 72.5 F 60.4 F 48.3 F 45.75 Inches 1670 3342

Temperature Summary (1923-2016)


Highest Maximum: 106 F, August 31, 1983; Chester 1 SE
Lowest Minimum: -5 F, December 13, 1962; Chester 1 SE

Precipitation Summary (1922-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 8.4 Inches, August 23, 1967; Chester
Annual Average Rainfall: 46.25 Inches
Wettest Year: 1964, 64.63 Inches
Driest Year: 2007, 29.75 Inches
Highest Daily Snowfall: 10.4 Inches, December 19, 1945

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
15 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $7.665 million
4 tornado related injuries
1 tornado related fatalities

Thunderstorm Winds
121 Wind events (winds exceeding 50 knots or 58 miles per hour, 1955-2016)

Hail (>1.0 inch)
46 Hail events (1955-2016)

Lightning
0 Lightning events (1993-2016)
Lightning damage: $0
0 Lightning related fatalities

Flood
13 Flood Events (1993-2016)

Snow and Ice
22 Winter frozen precipitation events (1993-2016)

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