Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Jacksonville, FL
NOUS42 KJAX 021842
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
100 PM EDT SUN APR 2 2017
...MARCH 2017 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JACKSONVILLE...
...18th Driest March on Record for Jacksonville...
SUMMARY...A record setting dry March, coupled with High pressure
dominating the weather will enhance Fire Weather Danger across the
area. A dry March was observed at many climate sites, including
Gainesville where 0.67 inches of rain fell, which is the 7th driest,
Alma 0.54 inches of rain, which is the 2nd driest and St Simons
Island where 0.66 inches of rain fell, which is the 4th driest on
AT JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...
TEMPERATURES...The average temperature for March was 75.1 degrees
which is 0.6 degrees above normal for Jacksonville International
Airport. The average daily high was 75.1 degrees and the average
daily low was 49.4 degrees. The maximum temperature for the month
was 88 degrees on the 1st, 29th and 30th. The minimum for the month
was 28 degrees which occurred on the 16th. This breaks the old
record of 30 set in 1988. There was one daily max temperature
records set during the month of March. A daily record maximum
temperature of 88 degrees was set at Jacksonville on March 1st. This
breaks the old daily record of 87 degrees set in 1997. There was
only one day with a low temperature of 32 degrees or below.
RAINFALL...There were 6 days of measurable rainfall in March at
Jacksonville International Airport. Monthly rainfall totaled 1.07
inches which is 2.88 inches below normal. The greatest 24 hour total
in March was 0.60 inches on March 13th. There were no precipitation
records set in January.
WIND...The average wind speed for March was 7.9 miles per hour.
The peak wind gust for the month was 37 miles per hour on the 14th.
FOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION PURPOSES...There were 158 heating degree days
which is 2 above normal. There were 79 cooling degree days which is
25 above normal.
APRIL OUTLOOK...The temperature outlook for northeast Florida for
April indicates heightened chances, between 33 and 40 percent,
to see above normal temperatures. The temperature outlook for
southeast Georgia in April indicates heightened changes, between
40 and 50 percent, to see above normal temperatures. The
precipitation outlook for southeast Georgia and northeast Florida
indicates equal chances for above, below, or near normal
precipitation. The average temperature for April is 71.0 degrees.
The average max temperature is 79.2 degrees and the average min
temperature is 54.7 degrees. Average rainfall for the month of
April is 2.64 inches.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL REPORTS FROM AROUND THE AREA...
FL MAYPORT NAVAL STATION
FL JASPER 0.77
FL BEAUCLERC 0.91
FL JACKSONVILLE BEACH 0.98
FL LAKE CITY 1.25
FL LAKE CITY 2 E 1.17
FL GLEN ST MARY 1 W 1.19
FL SOUTH PONTE VEDRA BEACH 0.85
FL GUANA RIVER STATE PARK M
FL PALM COAST 6 NE 1.65
FL CRESCENT CITY 1.43
FL GAINESVILLE RGNL AP 0.67
FL HASTINGS 4NE 1.18
FL STARKE 0.63
FL OCALA 1.35
FL WHITE SPRINGS 7N 0.73
FL JACKSONVILLE CRAIG MUNI AP 0.59
FL JACKSONVILLE INTL AP 1.07
FL JACKSONVILLE NAS 0.77
FL ST AUGUSTINE LH M
FL ST AUGUSTINE AP M
FL BELL 4NW 0.50
FL FEDERAL POINT 1.52
FL BIG TALBOT ISLAND M
FL LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND M
FL BUNNELL 1.20
FL SW PALM COAST 0.87
FL PALM COAST 1.49
FL FLAGLER BEACH 0.51
FL MARINELAND 1.19
GA PRIDGEN 1.40
GA HOMERVILLE 5 N 1.25
GA ALMA BACON CO AP 0.54
GA NAHUNTA 6 NE 1.10
GA FARGO 17 NE 0.89
GA BRUNSWICK 0.93
GA BRUNSWICK MALCOLM MCKINNON AP 0.66
GA WOODBINE 1.00
RAINFALL REPORTS ARE PRELIMINARY. CO-OP SITES REPORT A 24 HOUR TOTAL
NOT BASED ON A MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT CALENDAR DAY.
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