Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CXUS56 KMFR 010931 CCB
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
229 AM PDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE MEDFORD OR CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              86   03/28/1930
                        03/31/1911
                        03/30/1911
 LOW               14   03/01/1960
                        03/01/1917
HIGHEST            76   03/24                         80  03/30
LOWEST             30   03/22                         25  03/23
                        03/18
                        03/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.1              59.5     3.6     61.8
AVG. MINIMUM     39.2              37.1     2.1     36.9
MEAN             51.1              48.3     2.8     49.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      5               6.2    -1.2        9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.54   1957
TOTALS           3.50              1.71    1.79     0.56
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.06    0.05     0.02
DAYS >= .01        16              12.0     4.0       10
DAYS >= .10         6               5.5     0.5        2
DAYS >= .50         2               0.4     1.6        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.0     1.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.38   03/09 TO 03/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            8.1   1956
TOTALS            0.0               0.5    -0.5      0.0
SINCE 7/1         3.4               4.1    -0.7      1.7

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     421               518     -97      476
 SINCE 7/1       3791              3632     159     3551
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/13/1921
 LATEST       06/12/1952
EARLIEST                        10/18
LATEST                          04/29
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/140    DATE   03/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/150    DATE   03/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

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

&&

MARCH 2014 CONTINUED THE WET TREND WHICH BEGAN IN FEBRUARY. A FEW
STORMS WITH MOISTURE ORIGINATING IN THE SUBTROPICS IMPACTED THE AREA
DURING THE MONTH. THE GREATEST DAILY RAINFALL OF 1.38 INCHES
OCCURRED ON THE 9TH. THIS WAS A RECORD FOR THE DATE ECLIPSING THE
OLD RECORD OF 0.59 OF AN INCH SET IN 1947. ANOTHER SYSTEM DELIVERED
0.82 OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL ON THE 28TH, GOOD FOR ANOTHER RECORD.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 0.45 OF AN INCH SET IN 1925. MARCH 2014 WAS
ALSO QUITE MILD. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 51.1 DEGREES WAS THE 6TH
WARMEST ON RECORD. FIVE DAYS REACHED OR EXCEEDED 70 DEGREES. RECORD
HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE ALSO SET ON THE 2ND, 3RD AND 5TH, BUT
NO DAILY HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN.

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