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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
830 AM EDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE FORT MYERS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

 ...TIED FOR 11TH WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1902 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME MARCH RECORD
 HIGH              93   03/19/1980
                        03/04/1948
 LOW               33   03/03/1980
                        03/02/1920

MARCH 2016
HIGHEST            87   03/27        MM      MM       90  03/16
                        03/26                             03/12
LOWEST             47   03/22        MM      MM       50  03/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.8              80.4     1.4     84.9
AVG. MINIMUM     62.8              59.4     3.4     64.4
MEAN             72.3              69.9     2.4     74.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        2
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME MARCH RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.58   1970
 MINIMUM         0.00   1935

MARCH 2016
TOTALS           1.06              2.88   -1.82     1.49
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.09   -0.06     0.05
DAYS >= .01         6               6.2    -0.2        5
DAYS >= .10         2               4.0    -2.0        2
DAYS >= .50         0               1.7    -1.7        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.51   03/29 TO 03/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       9                24     -15        0
 SINCE 7/1        204               284     -80      231
COOLING TOTAL     246               176      70      305
 SINCE 1/1        357               361      -4      453
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/310    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/290    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           21
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      2
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REMARKS
THE MARCH 2016 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.3 DEGREES
RANKS AS THE 11TH WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902.
THE WARMEST MARCH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 75.9 DEGREES
WHICH OCCURRED IN 1997.

THE MARCH 2016 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 1.06 INCHES TIES WITH
1918 AS THE 47TH DRIEST/63RD WETTEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN
IN 1902.

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

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