As promised, Demi Lovato sang the national anthem for Game 5 of the 2011 World Series. She sang it well. Really, there's not a whole lot else to say about this--she didn't make everyone think she messed up like Scotty McCreery did (go back and read that sentence, specifically the "make everyone think, before getting upset, guys). She's not better known for manic pixie acting than vocal stylings, like Zooey Deschanel.

No, Lovato is just a singer, whose most recent album was partly a vocal showcase. So fittingly, her performance was also a vocal showcase, strong if pitchy in places. That's about the most anyone can do with America's national anthem; when you use an old drinking song for your patriotic lyrics, of course the melody's gonna be a beast. Show up, remember your words and stay roughly within a half-step of the key, and you're golden.

2001 Asheville, North Carolina (AVL)

Weather Almanac January 1, 2004 2001 ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (AVL) The city of Asheville is located on both banks of the French Broad River, near the center of the French Broad Basin. Upstream from Asheville, the valley runs south for 18 miles and then curves toward the south?ˆ“southwest. Downstream from the city, the valley is oriented toward the north?ˆ“northwest. Two miles upstream from the principal section of Asheville, the Swannanoa River joins the French Broad from the east. The entire valley is known as the Asheville Plateau, having an average elevation near 2,200 feet above sea level, and is flanked by mountain ridges to the east and west, whose peaks range from 2,000 to 4,400 feet above the valley floor. At the Carolina?ˆ“Tennessee border, about 25 miles north?ˆ“northwest of Asheville, a relatively high ridge of mountains blocks the northern end of the valley. Thirty miles south, the Blue Ridge Mountains form an escarpment, having a general elevation of about 2,700 feet above sea level. The tallest peaks near Asheville are Mt. Mitchell, 6,684 feet above sea level, 20 miles northeast of the city, and Big Pisgah Mountain, 5,72l feet above sea level, 16 miles to the southwest.

Asheville has a temperate, but invigorating, climate. Considerable variation in temperature often occurs from day to day in summer, as well as during the other seasons.

While the office was located in the city, the combination of roof exposure conditions and a smoke blanket, caused by inversions in temperature in the valley on quiet nights, resulted in higher early morning temperatures at City Office sites than were experienced nearer ground level in nearby rural areas. The growing season in this area is of sufficient length for commercial crops, the average length of freeze?ˆ“free period being about 195 days. The average last occurrence in spring of a temperature 32 degrees or lower is mid?ˆ“April and the average first occurrence in fall of 32 degrees is late October.

The orientation of the French Broad Valley appears to have a pronounced influence on the wind direction. Prevailing winds are from the northwest during all months of the year. Also, the shielding effect of the nearby mountain barriers apparently has a direct bearing on the annual amount of precipitation received in this vicinity. In an area northwest of Asheville, the average annual precipitation is the lowest in North Carolina. Precipitation increases sharply in all other directions, especially to the south and southwest.

Destructive events caused directly by meteorological conditions are infrequent. The most frequent, occurring at approximately 12?ˆ“year intervals, are floods on the French Broad River. These floods are usually associated with heavy rains caused by storms moving out of the Gulf of Mexico. Snowstorms which have seriously disrupted normal life in this community are infrequent. Hailstorms that cause property damage are extremely rare. see here asheville north carolina

NORMALS, MEANS, AND EXTREMES ASHEVILLE, NC (AVL) LATITUDE:? ? ? ? LONGITUDE:? ? ? ? ELEVATION (FT):? ? ? ? TIME ZONE:? ? ? ? WBAN: 03812 35 26?ˆ? 09?ˆ? N? ? 82 32?ˆ? 21?ˆ? W? ? GRND:? ? 2171? ? BARO:? ? 2174? ? EASTERN (UTC + 5) ELEMENT POR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR TEMPERATURE F NORMAL DAILY MAXIMUM 30 46.5 50.0 59.2 67.8 75.0 80.4 83.0 82.1 76.9 68.3 59.3 50.3 66.6 MEAN DAILY MAXIMUM 44 47.7 51.3 58.8 68.2 75.3 81.6 84.4 83.2 77.2 68.7 58.4 50.5 67.1 HIGHEST DAILY MAXIMUM 37 80 78 83 89 93 96 96 100 92 86 81 78 100 YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1999 1996 1985 1972 1996 1969 1988 1983 1998 1986 1974 1971 AUG 1983 MEAN OF EXTREME MAXS. 44 65.5 69.5 76.5 83.1 85.9 90.0 92.0 90.6 87.0 80.9 73.7 67.6 80.2 NORMAL DAILY MINIMUM 30 24.8 27.4 35.4 42.6 50.9 58.3 62.7 61.9 55.5 43.5 35.7 28.6 43.9 MEAN DAILY MINIMUM 44 26.6 28.6 34.7 42.3 50.5 58.4 62.8 61.8 55.0 43.0 34.4 28.8 43.9 LOWEST DAILY MINIMUM 37 -16 -2 2 22 28 35 44 42 30 21 8 -7 -16 YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1985 1967 1993 1987 1989 1966 1988 1986 1967 1976 1970 1983 JAN 1985 MEAN OF EXTREME MINS. 44 8.1 11.5 19.1 27.5 35.1 45.5 54.2 52.0 40.6 27.7 19.1 11.9 29.4 NORMAL DRY BULB 30 35.7 38.7 47.4 55.2 63.0 69.4 72.8 72.0 66.2 55.9 47.5 39.5 55.3 MEAN DRY BULB 44 37.3 40.0 46.8 55.3 62.9 70.0 73.7 72.4 66.3 55.9 46.5 39.6 55.6 MEAN WET BULB 15 32.9 36.1 41.0 48.1 57.0 64.4 67.7 66.8 60.8 50.6 42.4 32.6 50.0 MEAN DEW POINT 15 27.0 29.5 33.9 41.0 52.8 61.4 65.0 64.5 58.0 46.0 36.9 27.1 45.3 NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH: MAXIMUM 90 30 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.1 4.4 2.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.4 MAXIMUM 32 30 3.4 1.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.0 6.4 MINIMUM 32 30 23.9 20.8 13.3 4.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 * 4.4 13.0 20.7 100.7 MINIMUM 0 30 0.5 * 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 H/C NORMAL HEATING DEG. DAYS 30 908 736 546 298 117 18 5 5 64 295 525 791 4308 NORMAL COOLING DEG. DAYS 30 0 0 0 0 55 150 247 222 100 13 0 0 787 RH NORMAL (PERCENT) 30 73 70 68 66 75 79 82 84 84 78 75 74 76 HOUR 01 LST 30 80 78 79 78 89 93 95 96 96 91 86 82 87 HOUR 07 LST 30 85 84 85 85 92 94 96 98 97 94 88 86 90 HOUR 13 LST 30 59 56 53 50 56 59 63 64 64 57 57 59 58 HOUR 19 LST 30 67 62 60 56 66 70 74 78 81 74 70 70 69 S PERCENT POSSIBLE SUNSHINE 32 55 59 61 66 61 62 60 54 56 62 58 55 59 W/O MEAN NO. DAYS WITH: HEAVY FOG(VISBY 1/4 MI) 38 4.1 2.9 2.1 2.5 5.2 8.3 8.8 12.3 11.2 7.9 4.2 4.5 74.0 THUNDERSTORMS 38 0.5 1.0 2.2 3.2 6.4 7.9 8.8 7.6 3.1 0.8 0.8 0.3 42.6 CLOUDINESS MEAN: SUNRISE-SUNSET (OKTAS) 32 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.6 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.0 4.3 4.7 4.8 MIDNIGHT-MIDNIGHT (OKTAS) 32 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.4 4.8 4.7 4.8 5.0 4.7 4.0 4.1 4.5 4.6 MEAN NO. DAYS WITH: CLEAR 33 9.1 8.7 8.8 9.6 7.2 6.2 5.0 4.8 6.7 11.6 10.2 9.3 97.2 PARTLY CLOUDY 33 7.3 6.4 8.1 8.5 10.4 12.0 13.4 13.1 10.2 7.8 6.9 7.0 111.1 CLOUDY 33 14.6 13.2 14.1 11.8 13.3 11.8 11.7 12.2 12.2 10.7 11.9 13.7 151.2 PR MEAN STATION PRESSURE(IN) 28 27.80 27.79 27.80 27.80 27.80 27.80 27.90 27.90 27.90 27.90 27.89 27.80 27.84 MEAN SEA-LEVEL PRES. (IN) 16 30.12 30.10 30.05 30.02 30.03 30.03 30.07 30.07 30.10 30.14 30.15 30.15 30.09 WINDS MEAN SPEED (MPH) 37 9.3 9.2 9.2 8.7 6.9 5.9 5.9 5.5 5.6 6.8 8.1 8.8 7.5 PREVAIL. DIR (TENS OF DEGS) 30 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE: SPEED (MPH) 5 45 43 47 38 33 32 41 41 45 33 36 33 47 DIR. (TENS OF DEGS) 34 33 32 32 32 32 33 30 36 32 32 34 32 YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 2000 2001 2001 1997 2000 1998 2001 2000 1999 1997 1999 2001 MAR 2001 MAXIMUM 5-SECOND: SPEED (MPH) 5 53 49 56 47 45 46 49 53 54 39 43 40 56 DIR. (TENS OF DEGS) 31 32 31 01 27 10 31 30 36 33 36 33 31 YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 2000 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2001 2000 1999 2001 1999 2001 MAR 2001 PRECIPITATION NORMAL (IN) 30 3.25 3.91 4.63 3.36 4.43 4.23 4.52 4.69 3.87 3.59 3.59 3.52 47.59 MAXIMUM MONTHLY (IN) 37 9.96 8.07 9.86 8.70 8.83 10.73 9.92 11.28 9.12 8.82 7.76 8.48 11.28 YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1998 1990 1975 1998 1973 1989 1982 1967 1977 1990 1979 1973 AUG 1967 MINIMUM MONTHLY (IN) 37 0.45 0.44 0.77 0.25 1.06 0.90 0.46 0.52 0.16 0.00 1.19 0.16 0.00 YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1981 1978 1985 1976 1988 1990 1986 1981 1984 2000 1981 1965 OCT 2000 MAXIMUM IN 24 HOURS (IN) 37 4.67 3.47 5.13 3.06 4.95 4.36 4.02 5.10 3.41 4.22 4.03 2.66 5.13 YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1998 1982 1968 1973 1973 1997 1969 1990 1975 1995 1977 1973 MAR 1968 NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH: PRECIPITATION 0.01 30 10.1 9.5 11.3 9.5 11.8 10.8 12.1 12.3 9.3 8.2 9.2 9.8 123.9 PRECIPITATION 1.00 30 0.6 0.8 1.2 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.0 11.8 SNOWFALL NORMAL (IN) 30 5.0 5.3 2.5 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 T 0.8 1.9 16.2 MAXIMUM MONTHLY (IN) 37 17.6 25.5 18.2 11.5 T T T T 0.0 T 9.6 16.3 25.5 YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1966 1969 1993 1987 1993 1995 1994 1990 1993 1968 1971 FEB 1969 MAXIMUM IN 24 HOURS (IN) 37 14.0 11.7 16.5 11.5 T T T T 0.0 T 5.7 16.3 16.5 YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1988 1969 1993 1987 1993 1995 1994 1990 1993 1968 1971 MAR 1993 MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTH (IN) 42 14 13 18 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 14 18 YEAR OF OCCURRENCE 1988 1969 1993 1987 1968 1971 MAR 1993 NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH: SNOWFALL 1.0 30 1.4 1.5 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.5 4.5 PRECIPITATION (inches) 2001 ASHEVILLE, NC (AVL) YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANNUAL 1972 3.57 2.02 3.19 1.49 6.63 6.54 4.66 1.88 5.29 4.44 4.42 3.89 48.02 1973 4.26 4.23 8.91 5.71 8.83 3.87 6.95 4.57 3.12 2.41 3.57 8.48 64.91 1974 3.44 4.24 3.18 4.99 5.58 3.73 3.93 7.34 4.13 1.28 4.22 2.38 48.44 1975 3.86 4.56 9.86 0.61 8.17 2.12 3.31 3.63 7.53 3.94 4.89 4.44 56.92 1976 3.51 2.20 4.96 0.25 8.67 5.51 3.18 4.23 3.50 5.59 1.58 4.05 47.23 1977 2.09 1.02 7.29 4.05 3.96 5.11 1.03 3.68 9.12 3.79 6.88 2.43 50.45 1978 7.47 0.44 5.22 2.97 4.65 2.29 0.63 6.91 2.57 0.30 2.49 4.32 40.26 1979 6.81 5.14 5.72 7.26 5.35 2.20 5.52 3.63 5.60 1.40 7.76 1.05 57.44 1980 2.85 0.53 8.26 4.77 4.54 4.68 2.21 2.38 4.36 2.62 3.04 0.59 40.83 1981 0.45 4.80 3.24 2.07 7.50 4.41 2.06 0.52 1.36 2.19 1.19 4.79 34.58 1982 5.41 7.02 1.92 3.62 3.78 3.98 9.92 1.73 1.33 3.48 4.59 4.04 50.82 1983 3.39 5.63 6.27 5.27 3.48 3.71 1.06 0.95 5.66 4.43 4.77 8.30 52.92 1984 2.36 6.43 4.82 4.05 6.62 3.69 5.88 5.02 0.16 2.73 2.61 1.34 45.71 1985 2.95 4.74 0.77 2.74 1.59 1.47 4.37 7.04 1.25 3.41 4.91 0.70 35.94 1986 1.11 1.85 2.75 0.57 3.55 1.28 0.46 6.10 3.15 4.19 5.28 4.28 34.57 1987 3.49 6.17 2.85 3.67 1.87 8.94 1.86 1.79 6.79 0.36 3.09 2.33 43.21 1988 3.71 0.88 1.31 3.46 1.06 0.94 2.65 1.78 2.79 3.12 3.47 1.41 26.58 1989 1.65 4.61 2.91 3.17 5.54 10.73 8.33 4.98 8.17 2.98 4.27 3.29 60.63 1990 3.27 8.07 5.95 1.96 5.09 0.90 6.55 7.78 1.43 8.82 1.55 4.50 55.87 1991 3.25 1.66 6.13 5.38 2.41 5.27 6.07 3.83 1.27 0.19 3.34 4.86 43.66 1992 3.08 3.66 3.52 3.99 6.18 6.62 1.10 7.64 3.15 4.15 7.24 3.71 54.04 1993 3.82 2.03 6.16 3.21 4.59 1.12 2.07 5.29 1.56 1.21 3.32 3.59 37.97 1994 5.35 5.11 7.52 3.30 1.74 5.89 6.76 6.01 5.33 4.27 3.15 3.03 57.46 1995 7.03 2.93 2.42 0.98 6.04 8.89 3.61 9.22 1.95 7.23 3.66 1.43 55.39 1996 7.22 2.71 3.36 2.00 2.55 3.54 4.83 6.68 5.22 0.68 4.45 3.92 47.16 1997 4.44 5.29 5.48 5.26 2.91 8.29 2.97 1.37 4.89 3.90 1.60 2.98 49.38 1998 9.96 6.38 3.71 8.70 2.22 3.64 1.97 2.23 1.62 1.79 2.76 3.04 48.02 1999 6.38 3.29 2.82 2.44 2.53 4.39 3.85 3.37 2.20 3.29 3.31 1.98 39.85 2000 3.10 2.33 3.82 5.11 1.27 2.78 2.84 4.45 3.27 0.00 4.25 2.37 35.59 2001 2.63 2.73 5.00 1.32 2.47 2.91 5.50 3.20 4.37 0.60 1.42 2.34 34.49 POR=36 YRS 3.70 3.78 4.56 3.40 4.31 4.25 4.21 4.56 3.65 3.20 3.52 3.35 46.49 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (F) 2001 ASHEVILLE, NC (AVL) YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANNUAL 1972 42.1 37.6 46.5 55.8 61.2 66.5 72.3 72.5 69.0 55.0 45.5 45.2 55.8 1973 37.5 38.5 52.7 52.8 60.3 71.0 74.1 74.2 70.0 58.8 49.1 39.8 56.6 1974 48.2 40.5 51.1 54.9 64.2 66.7 72.9 72.3 65.7 54.6 47.4 40.3 56.6 1975 41.7 42.5 44.8 54.1 66.0 68.8 72.4 72.9 65.2 57.3 48.2 38.6 56.0 1976 33.6 45.3 50.6 54.9 59.5 68.1 71.2 70.2 63.1 51.5 41.2 36.2 53.8 1977 24.8 37.4 50.7 58.2 64.6 69.7 75.7 73.8 69.1 54.3 49.3 36.8 55.4 1978 29.3 33.4 45.9 56.8 62.0 71.1 73.4 74.1 70.0 55.7 51.8 41.0 55.4 1979 34.2 35.8 50.0 55.9 64.3 68.8 72.2 73.2 66.5 55.3 49.2 42.0 55.6 1980 40.5 35.1 46.2 56.5 64.8 71.7 77.5 74.8 70.2 54.7 47.1 39.6 56.6 1981 33.3 39.9 44.9 60.1 60.7 74.3 75.0 71.7 66.1 54.5 48.2 35.8 55.4 1982 32.3 41.2 50.0 53.6 67.3 71.5 74.6 71.7 64.5 56.3 47.1 44.9 56.3 1983 36.7 38.8 46.7 51.1 61.6 69.0 75.7 76.5 66.6 57.5 47.3 36.4 55.3 1984 34.0 40.5 44.8 51.7 59.9 70.0 70.6 71.6 62.8 62.7 43.1 46.3 54.8 1985 30.5 38.3 48.1 56.6 62.6 69.8 72.2 70.9 64.2 60.5 56.0 34.7 55.4 1986 35.0 42.2 46.0 56.0 63.3 71.7 76.1 70.9 68.0 57.4 50.7 39.8 56.4 1987 35.3 38.9 46.5 52.6 66.7 71.2 74.7 74.7 66.5 50.1 47.0 42.2 55.5 1988 32.1 37.1 47.1 54.6 61.1 69.3 73.8 74.6 66.3 50.2 46.7 38.7 54.3 1989 42.1 39.8 50.3 54.5 59.4 70.0 73.3 71.9 65.8 56.1 46.2 31.6 55.1 1990 42.8 45.6 50.4 54.2 63.3 70.9 73.8 73.9 67.6 57.8 49.9 45.5 58.0 1991 39.2 42.5 49.6 58.4 67.3 70.3 75.2 72.1 67.3 57.0 45.5 43.4 57.3 1992 40.7 44.2 46.3 55.9 59.9 68.1 74.9 70.4 67.8 54.4 46.2 39.2 55.7 1993 42.0 38.0 43.0 52.6 63.2 71.4 78.0 73.9 67.8 55.0 46.0 36.8 55.6 1994 32.4 40.6 47.3 58.5 60.2 72.6 73.1 71.4 64.6 55.9 50.1 43.6 55.9 1995 38.9 38.4 49.4 56.4 64.1 68.5 75.0 75.3 65.4 56.8 43.3 37.1 55.7 1996 35.3 39.5 41.4 53.6 66.1 69.6 72.0 71.5 64.4 55.8 42.3 40.5 54.3 1997 36.5 43.2 51.5 51.5 58.4 66.5 73.4 70.6 66.1 55.4 42.3 36.9 54.4 1998 41.3 42.2 43.9 54.1 66.5 71.7 74.9 73.4 70.3 58.3 49.2 43.9 57.5 1999 41.7 42.4 42.9 58.5 61.9 69.3 74.3 74.1 65.6 56.0 51.3 41.9 56.7 2000 36.0 43.3 49.9 53.0 66.2 70.6 72.8 71.7 65.2 57.2 44.6 32.5 55.3 2001 36.7 44.5 44.6 58.2 64.0 70.5 72.9 73.8 64.5 53.9 51.7 44.8 56.7 POR=37 YRS 36.6 39.6 46.9 55.3 62.9 69.9 73.6 72.5 66.5 55.9 47.0 39.9 55.6 REFERENCE NOTES:

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THE TEMPERATURE GRAPH SHOWS NORMAL MAXIMUM AND NORMAL MINIMUM DAILY TEMPERATURES (SOLID CURVES) AND THE ACTUAL DAILY HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES (VERTICAL BARS).

PAGE 2 AND 3:

H/C INDICATES HEATING AND COOLING DEGREE DAYS.

RH INDICATES RELATIVE HUMIDITY W/O INDICATES WEATHER AND OBSTRUCTIONS S INDICATES SUNSHINE.

PR INDICATES PRESSURE.

CLOUDINESS ON PAGE 3 IS THE SUM OF THE CEILOMETER AND SATELLITE DATA NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT EIGHTHS (OKTAS).

GENERAL:

T INDICATES TRACE PRECIPITATION, AN AMOUNT GREATER THAN ZERO BUT LESS THAN THE LOWEST REPORTABLE VALUE.

+ INDICATES THE VALUE ALSO OCCURS ON EARLIER DATES.

BLANK ENTRIES DENOTE MISSING OR UNREPORTED DATA.

NORMALS ARE 30?ˆ“YEAR AVERAGES (1961?ˆ“1990).

ASOS INDICATES AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM.

PM INDICATES THE LAST DAY OF THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

POR (PERIOD OF RECORD) BEGINS WITH THE JANUARY DATA MONTH AND IS THE NUMBER OF YEARS USED TO COMPUTE THE MEAN. INDIVIDUAL MONTHS WITHIN THE POR MAY BE MISSING.

WHEN THE POR FOR A NORMAL IS LESS THAN 30 YEARS, THE NORMAL IS PROVISIONAL AND IS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF YEARS INDICATED.

0.* OR * INDICATES THE VALUE OR MEAN?ˆ“DAYS?ˆ“WITH IS BETWEEN 0.00 AND 0.05.

CLOUDINESS FOR ASOS STATIONS DIFFERS FROM THE NON?ˆ“ASOS OBSERVATION TAKEN BY A HUMAN OBSERVER. ASOS STATION CLOUDINESS IS BASED ON TIME?ˆ“AVERAGED CEILOMETER DATA FOR CLOUDS AT OR BELOW 12,000 FEET AND ON SATELLITE DATA FOR CLOUDS ABOVE 12,000 FEET.

THE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH CLEAR, PARTLY CLOUDY, AND CLOUDY CONDITIONS FOR ASOS STATIONS IS THE SUM OF THE CEILOMETER AND SATELLITE DATA FOR THE SUNRISE TO SUNSET PERIOD.

GENERAL CONTINUED:

CLEAR INDICATES 0?ˆ“2 OKTAS, PARTLY CLOUDY INDICATES 3?ˆ“6 OKTAS, AND CLOUDY INDICATES 7 OR 8 OKTAS. WHEN AT LEAST ONE OF THE ELEMENTS (CEILOMETER OR SATELLITE) IS MISSING, THE DAILY CLOUDINESS IS NOT COMPUTED.

WIND DIRECTION IS RECORDED IN TENS OF DEGREES (2 DIGITS) CLOCKWISE FROM TRUE NORTH. "00" INDICATES CALM. "36" INDICATES TRUE NORTH.

RESULTANT WIND IS THE VECTOR AVERAGE OF THE SPEED AND DIRECTION. this web site asheville north carolina

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS THE SUM OF THE MEAN DAILY MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DIVIDED BY 2.

SNOWFALL DATA COMPRISE ALL FORMS OF FROZEN PRECIPITATION, INCLUDING HAIL.

A HEATING (COOLING) DEGREE DAY IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE AND 65 F.

DRY BULB IS THE TEMPERATURE OF THE AMBIENT AIR.

DEW POINT IS THE TEMPERATURE TO WHICH THE AIR MUST BE COOLED TO ACHIEVE 100 PERCENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

WET BULB IS THE TEMPERATURE THE AIR WOULD HAVE IF THE MOISTURE CONTENT WAS INCREASED TO 100 PERCENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

ON JULY 1, 1996, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BEGAN USING THE "METAR" OBSERVATION CODE THAT WAS ALREADY EMPLOYED BY MOST OTHER NATIONS OF THE WORLD. THE MOST NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE IN THIS ANNUAL PUBLICATION WILL BE THE CHANGE IN UNITS FROM TENTHS TO EIGHTS (OKTAS) FOR REPORTING THE AMOUNT OF SKY COVER.

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (base 65 F) 2001 ASHEVILLE, NC (AVL) YEAR JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN TOTAL 1972-73 3 0 8 304 578 605 846 737 374 362 158 0 3975 1973-74 0 0 7 205 473 772 516 680 423 299 83 24 3482 1974-75 0 0 65 316 519 760 715 624 619 331 46 7 4002 1975-76 0 0 77 232 498 812 966 566 439 296 168 33 4087 1976-77 2 3 83 411 706 884 1239 768 437 198 66 25 4822 1977-78 0 0 14 331 466 868 1101 878 586 241 139 0 4624 1978-79 0 0 12 283 390 741 951 810 457 268 71 18 4001 1979-80 5 0 44 299 468 707 753 861 573 258 65 2 4035 1980-81 0 0 37 315 533 778 978 696 615 152 152 0 4256 1981-82 0 1 57 326 499 897 1006 659 458 333 38 0 4274 1982-83 0 0 74 274 531 616 872 725 562 410 127 13 4204 1983-84 0 0 84 229 527 882 955 706 618 391 176 9 4577 1984-85 1 0 107 91 648 576 1064 737 520 249 109 19 4121 1985-86 0 6 111 156 266 932 923 633 581 273 91 2 3974 1986-87 0 32 16 268 419 774 913 725 567 369 40 1 4124 1987-88 0 0 47 452 532 702 1013 802 545 308 132 31 4564 1988-89 5 0 33 453 544 808 702 698 454 331 200 4 4232 1989-90 1 8 74 279 558 1028 679 535 446 321 91 3 4023 1990-91 0 0 55 229 445 601 793 627 472 204 53 16 3495 1991-92 0 1 64 242 578 663 748 596 573 274 169 25 3933 1992-93 0 0 34 324 558 794 708 751 677 365 82 9 4302 1993-94 0 0 44 310 563 866 1005 676 544 206 165 0 4379 1994-95 0 1 52 276 441 656 803 736 474 264 87 17 3807 1995-96 0 0 50 255 645 856 912 735 725 341 78 20 4617 1996-97 0 0 76 284 673 753 876 601 412 400 212 64 4351 1997-98 0 5 35 292 675 863 727 631 647 322 71 23 4291 1998-99 0 0 11 214 465 649 718 627 680 210 100 7 3681 1999-00 6 0 56 274 405 705 893 621 460 353 41 11 3825 2000-01 1 1 88 238 607 998 872 566 628 222 63 1 4285 2001- 0 0 97 340 391 620 COOLING DEGREE DAYS (base 65 F) 2001 ASHEVILLE, NC (AVL) YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANNUAL 1972 0 0 0 24 6 84 236 237 134 0 1 0 722 1973 0 0 0 1 16 190 288 292 163 19 0 0 969 1974 0 0 0 3 65 82 254 234 92 1 0 0 731 1975 0 0 0 11 82 124 237 252 89 0 0 0 795 1976 0 0 0 0 5 135 198 170 35 2 0 0 545 1977 0 0 0 2 59 173 340 279 146 7 1 0 1007 1978 0 0 0 2 53 188 266 292 168 4 0 0 973 1979 0 0 0 1 55 141 234 261 96 4 0 0 792 1980 0 0 0 8 64 210 396 311 198 4 0 0 1191 1981 0 0 0 10 25 286 316 213 98 7 0 0 955 1982 0 0 0 0 117 206 305 215 64 16 0 0 923 1983 0 0 0 0 25 139 335 362 141 5 0 0 1007 1984 0 0 0 0 25 165 180 211 49 27 0 0 657 1985 0 0 5 2 43 170 229 194 90 25 4 0 762 1986 0 0 0 8 43 209 353 222 112 38 0 0 985 1987 0 0 0 7 97 192 310 309 97 0 0 0 1012 1988 0 0 0 0 18 168 282 304 79 3 0 0 854 1989 0 0 5 23 34 159 264 229 107 11 0 0 832 1990 0 0 0 3 48 187 279 283 141 11 0 0 952 1991 0 0 3 13 132 181 324 227 139 3 0 0 1022 1992 0 0 0 7 20 125 313 174 125 0 0 0 764 1993 0 0 0 0 37 210 411 285 133 5 0 0 1081 1994 0 0 0 15 21 233 259 205 43 2 0 0 778 1995 0 0 1 12 65 127 315 325 68 8 0 0 921 1996 0 0 0 6 120 164 224 209 64 5 0 0 792 1997 0 0 0 0 13 116 265 184 76 1 0 0 655 1998 0 0 0 1 124 230 315 269 178 14 0 0 1131 1999 0 0 0 23 9 143 304 291 78 3 0 0 851 2000 0 0 0 0 83 187 251 215 103 4 1 0 844 2001 0 0 0 24 42 172 249 282 87 1 0 0 857