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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
400 PM CDT TUE APR 1 2014

...DALLAS/FORT WORTH CLIMATE NARRATIVE FOR MARCH 2014...

AT DFW AIRPORT...MARCH WAS THE 5TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

THERE WERE 4 FREEZES DURING MARCH...BRINGING THE TOTAL FOR THE
SEASON TO 55. THIS IS THE GREATEST NUMBER OF FREEZES IN A SEASON
SINCE THE LATE 1970S.

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DALLAS/FORT WORTH - MOST FREEZES IN A SEASON

   1   62   1977-1978
   2   61   1963-1964
   3   59   1959-1960
   4   58   1964-1965
   5   56   1898-1899
   6   55   2013-2014* (THROUGH MARCH 31)
   7   53   1911-1912
   8   51   1983-1984
       51   1976-1977
  10   49   1978-1979

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SNOW FELL ON MARCH 2 AND 3. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT DFW AIRPORT
HAS HAD 5 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS WITH WINTRY PRECIPITATION SINCE THE
WINTER OF 1993-1994.

THE YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION TOTAL...WHICH IS ONLY 26 PERCENT OF
NORMAL...IS THE 8TH DRIEST ON RECORD.

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AIRPORT SITES               MARCH              JANUARY-MARCH 2014
                       2014  DEPARTURE     TOTAL  DEPARTURE  PERCENT

DFW AIRPORT            1.45    -2.04        2.19    -6.09       26
WACO                   0.87    -2.28        1.63    -6.27       21

DALLAS LOVE FIELD      1.54    -1.95        2.22    -5.92       27
FORT WORTH MEACHAM     1.53    -1.95        2.01    -5.86       26
DALLAS EXECUTIVE       0.96    -2.66        1.85    -7.17       21
FORT WORTH ALLIANCE    1.65    -1.58        2.26    -5.46       29
ARLINGTON              0.52    -3.13        1.23    -7.15       15

DENTON                 1.31    -2.24        1.90    -6.41       23
MCKINNEY               1.21    -2.30        2.02    -6.98       22
TERRELL                2.02    -1.79        3.86    -5.89       40
CORSICANA              1.17    -2.53        2.88    -6.98       29
MINERAL WELLS          0.74    -2.45        1.42    -5.36       21

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DALLAS/FORT WORTH - LOWEST JANUARY-MARCH PRECIPITATION TOTALS

   1   0.61   1909
   2   1.44   1900
   3   1.45   1972
   4   1.49   1963
   5   1.75   1936
   6   1.77   1899
   7   1.85   1971
   8   2.19   2014*
   9   2.20   1925
  10   2.30   1918

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