Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
625 AM EDT FRI APR 4 2014

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...THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL DC CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              93   03/23/1907
 LOW                4   03/04/1873
HIGHEST            73   03/22        78      -5
LOWEST             14   03/04        23      -9
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.2              55.9    -3.7     51.5
AVG. MINIMUM     33.5              37.6    -4.1     36.1
MEAN             42.9              46.8    -3.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.4     0.6
DAYS MIN <= 32     16               7.1     8.9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.84   1891
 MINIMUM         0.05   2006
TOTALS           4.26              3.48    0.78     2.80
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.11    0.03
DAYS >= .01        10              10.5    -0.5
DAYS >= .10         8               6.5     1.5
DAYS >= .50         3               2.4     0.6
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.9     1.1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.05   03/30 TO 03/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.3   1914
TOTALS           12.7               1.3    11.4
SINCE 7/1        32.0              15.4    16.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE       6               0.9     5.1
DAYS >= 1.0         4               0.4     3.6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   03/17
 24 HR TOTAL      3.9

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     678               568     110      651
 SINCE 7/1       3844              3676     168     3465
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 2      -2        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/290    DATE  03/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/320    DATE  03/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     53

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      2
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      5

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

&&

WASHINGTON DC...REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT...

TEMPERATURES IN WASHINGTON DC THIS MARCH 2014 AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL.
IT WAS THE COLDEST MARCH IN DC SINCE MARCH 1996...WHICH ALSO
AVERAGED 42.9 DEGF.

NO DAILY OR MONTHLY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN MARCH 2014.

WHILE OVERALL PRECIPITATION TOTALED SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL IN DC...
MONTHLY SNOWFALL AVERAGED MUCH ABOVE NORMAL.

THE MARCH MONTHLY SNOWFALL OF 12.7 INCHES IN DC WAS 11.4 INCHES
ABOVE THE NORMAL VALUE OF 1.3 INCHES. THIS IS THE MOST SNOWFALL
OBSERVED IN MARCH SINCE 1960.

TWO DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET AT REAGAN NATIONAL
AIRPORT IN MARCH. A NEW DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RECORD OF 3.9 INCHES
WAS SET ON THE 17TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.9 INCHES SET IN
1965. THE SECOND DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RECORD OF 1.7 INCHES WAS SET
ON THE 25TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.5 INCHES SET IN 1906.

$$

DH/SMZ








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