Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1057 AM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE FORT SMITH ARKANSAS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1882 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              94   03/31/1974
 LOW                7   03/11/1948
HIGHEST            83   03/15        94     -11       86
                        03/14
LOWEST             27   03/21         7      20       18
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.2              64.7     3.5     63.1
AVG. MINIMUM     44.5              41.1     3.4     42.0
MEAN             56.4              52.9     3.5     52.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.03   1945
 MINIMUM         0.50   2007
TOTALS           5.31              3.85    1.46     4.50
DAILY AVG.       0.17              0.12    0.05     0.15
DAYS >= .01        13               9.7     3.3       16
DAYS >= .10         8               6.1     1.9        8
DAYS >= .50         4               2.7     1.3        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.16   03/08 TO 03/08

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            7.5   2010
TOTALS            0.0               0.6    -0.6      1.0
SINCE 7/1           T               4.9    -4.9      6.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.2    -0.2        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             1  03/05
                                                          03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   03/30 TO 03/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     268               386    -118      391
 SINCE 7/1       2337              3059    -722     3205
COOLING TOTAL       6                11      -5       15
 SINCE 1/1          7                12      -5       15
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/240    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/180    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              9     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                      14
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      5

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

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 YEARLY PRECIPITATION (INCHES):
 TOTAL..................... 7.46
 DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL.....-1.96
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