Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Key West, FL

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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST, FL
450 PM EDT SAT APR 1 2017

CORRECTED REMARKS SECTION

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...THE KEY WEST CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              89   03/01/1874
                        03/25/1873
 LOW               47   03/03/1986
HIGHEST            86   03/02                         83  03/28
LOWEST             59   03/16                         60  03/22
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.6              78.2     1.4     79.7
AVG. MINIMUM     69.7              68.3     1.4     70.8
MEAN             74.7              73.2     1.5     75.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
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)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.69   1987
 MINIMUM            T   1971
TOTALS           0.93              2.05   -1.12     0.30
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.07   -0.04     0.01
DAYS >= .01         4               5.8    -1.8        5
DAYS >= .10         2               3.5    -1.5        1
DAYS >= .50         1               1.4    -0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0                                  0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   03/31 TO 03/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 7      -7        0
 SINCE 7/1          5                73     -68       24
COOLING TOTAL     306               262      44      325
 SINCE 1/1        846               610     236      653
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/250    DATE  03/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/090    DATE  03/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           25
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

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ONE RECORD WAS SET AT KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
DURING MARCH 2017, WHEN THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE REACHED
86 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ON MARCH 2ND. THE PREVIOUS DAILY
RECORD FOR MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 85 DEGREES, SET IN
1991.

THE LAST TWO DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE BOTH 1 DEGREE SHY
OF TYING WARM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS. THIS WARMER
TREND LOOKS TO CONTINUE AS APRIL GETS UNDERWAY, WITH
OVERNIGHT LOWS EXPECTED TO REMAIN NEAR THE UPPER 70S
FOR MOST OF THE UPCOMING WEEK.

ROSS



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