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Lancaster County

30 Year Climate Normals (Kershaw)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 73.2 F 60.7 F 48.2 F 47.97 Inches 1594 3132
1981-2010 73.4 F 59.7 F 46.0 F 47.03 Inches 1486 3417

Temperature Summary (1916-2016)


Highest Maximum: 107 F, June 28, 1954, July 27, 1926; Kershaw 1 SW(Data recorded 1916-2005)
Lowest Minimum: -4 F, January 21, 1985; Kershaw

Precipitation Summary (1916-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 10.14 Inches, August 4, 1998; Kershaw 1 SW
Annual Average Rainfall: 45.40 Inches; Kershaw 1 SW
Wettest Year: 69.60 Inches, 1929; Kershaw 1 SW
Driest Year: 29.50 Inches, 2001; Kershaw 1 SW
Highest Daily Snowfall: 12.0 Inches, December 12, 1958; Kershaw 1 SW

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
10 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $28.101 million
6 tornado related injuries
0 tornado related fatalities

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

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

Lightning
5 Lightning events (1993-2016)
Lightning damage: $250,000
0 Lightning related fatalities

Flood
38 Flood Events (1993-2016)

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

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