Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
934 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017

...CORRECTED GREATEST PRECIPITATION IN 24 HOURS FROM 0.44
TO 0.57 AND DATE TO ...03/23 TO 03/24...

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...THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            80   03/19
LOWEST             15   03/13
                        03/12
                        03/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.1              48.6     2.5
AVG. MINIMUM     29.0              26.2     2.8
MEAN             40.0              37.4     2.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4
DAYS MIN <= 32     18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.27   1987
 MINIMUM            T   1910
TOTALS           1.21              1.77   -0.56
DAILY AVG.       0.04
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         4
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.57   03/23 TO 03/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.8   1960
TOTALS            2.1               5.1
SINCE 7/1        30.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM
DAYS >= 1.0         1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/14
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   03/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     766               856     -90
 SINCE 7/1       5221              5949    -728
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/290    DATE  03/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/300    DATE  03/06

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      1
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
>= INDICATES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO.
<= INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.

&&

...MARCH WAS WARMER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL IN NORFOLK...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN MARCH OF 40.1 DEGREES WAS THE 30TH
WARMEST ON RECORD IN NORFOLK.  THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 1.21
INCHES WAS JUST SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL...WITH BELOW-NORMAL
SNOWFALL.

AS IS TYPICAL OF SPRING, THE MONTH OF MARCH WAS MARKED BY SWINGS
BETWEEN WARM AND COOL, WET AND DRY. NO LION OR LAMB USHERED THE
MONTH IN OR OUT, AS BOTH THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF MARCH WERE
RELATIVELY MILD AND BENIGN. TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR NORMAL FOR THE
FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH BEFORE SOARING TO READINGS WELL ABOVE
NORMAL FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE 8TH. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 70
ON THE 5TH AND 6TH, WITH THUNDER BUT NO RAINFALL BREAKING THE WARMTH
ON THE 6TH, ALONG WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 54 MPH. A PERIOD
OF COOLER WEATHER FOLLOWED FROM THE 10TH TO THE 15TH. THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURES OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 10TH, 12TH, AND 13TH AT 15
DEGREES. MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON THE 13TH TO 14TH...WITH 1.3 INCHES
TOTAL MEASURED AT THE AIRPORT.

TEMPERATURES SWUNG BACK TO ABOVE-NORMAL READINGS FROM THE 16TH
THROUGH THE 24TH IN A GENERALLY MILD PERIOD. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
OF THE MONTH, AT 80 DEGREES, WAS RECORDED ON THE 19TH. JUST TWO DAYS
LATER, 0.8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL, WITH RAIN ALSO RECORDED EACH DAY
FROM THE 22ND TO THE 24TH. COOLER AND CLOUDIER CONDITIONS ARRIVED ON
THE 25TH AND LINGERED THROUGH THE REST OF THE MONTH, WITH SEVERAL
DAYS AT THE END OF THE MONTH REPORTING OVERCAST OR NEARLY OVERCAST
SKIES. RAIN MEASURED 0.35 INCHES ON THE 29TH TO 30TH. TEMPERATURES
IN THAT PERIOD EXHIBITED LITTLE DIURNAL SWING AND GENERALLY WERE
WITHIN A FEW DEGREES OF NORMAL FOR DAILY AVERAGES, WITH MAINLY BELOW-
NORMAL HIGHS AND ABOVE-NORMAL LOWS. THE LAST FREEZE OF THE MONTH
OCCURRED ON THE 28TH AT 31 DEGREES.


THE WINTER-TO-DATE SNOWFALL TOTAL FOR NORFOLK NOW STANDS AT 30.2
INCHES...WHICH IS 2.3 INCHES ABOVE THE WINTER-TO-DATE NORMAL.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2017:
DATE          RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
NO DAILY RECORDS SET IN MARCH.

$$
JEK/JRB/KG/MAYES
COR BY JEK



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