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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
625 AM EDT FRI APR 4 2014

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...THE BALTIMORE MD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1870 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   03/29/1945
 LOW                4   03/04/2014
HIGHEST            69   03/22        76      -7
LOWEST              4R  03/04        19     -15
AVG. MAXIMUM     48.8              53.6    -4.8     48.9
AVG. MINIMUM     28.1              33.5    -5.4     32.4
MEAN             38.5              43.6    -5.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               0.6     2.4
DAYS MIN <= 32     20              14.2     5.8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.64   1994
 MINIMUM         0.18   2006
TOTALS           4.38              3.90    0.48     2.64
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.13    0.01
DAYS >= .01        11              10.4     0.6
DAYS >= .10         9               7.0     2.0
DAYS >= .50         3               2.5     0.5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.40   03/30 TO 03/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           25.6   1892
TOTALS           12.1               1.9    10.2
SINCE 7/1        39.0              20.1    18.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE       5               1.1     3.9
DAYS >= 1.0         3               0.5     2.5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   03/17
 24 HR TOTAL      4.9

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     813               666     147      749
 SINCE 7/1       4570              4261     309     4041
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/280    DATE  03/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/280    DATE  03/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      2
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      6

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

BALTIMORE MD...BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...

TEMPERATURES IN BALTIMORE THIS MARCH AVERAGED MUCH BELOW NORMAL.

BELOW IS A TABLE LISTING DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS THAT WERE
SET IN MARCH 2014 AT BALTIMORE.

...DATE....NEW RECORD...PREVIOUS RECORD (YEAR)...
...03/03....5 DEGF......10 DEGF (2009)...........
...03/04....4* DEGF......5 DEGF (1873)...........
...03/27...20 DEGF......20 DEGF (2001/1894)......

*THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ON THE 4TH OF 4 DEGF BROKE THE MARCH
ALL-TIME MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD OF 5 DEGF SET ON 4 MARCH 1873.

ONE DAILY LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET IN MARCH. A RECORD
LOW DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 36 DEGF WAS SET ON THE
26TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 38 DEGF SET IN 2001.

WHILE OVERALL PRECIPITATION IN BALTIMORE THIS MARCH TOTALED SLIGHTLY
ABOVE NORMAL...MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTALED MUCH ABOVE NORMAL.

THE MARCH MONTHLY SNOWFALL OF 12.1 INCHES AT BALTIMORE WAS 10.2
INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL VALUE OF 1.9 INCHES. THIS IS THE MOST
SNOWFALL IN THE MONTH OF MARCH SINCE 1993. RECORDS DATE BACK TO
1892...112 YEARS.

$$

DH/SMZ








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