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CLMIAD

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC

538 PM EDT TUE APR 5 2016

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...THE WASHINGTON DULLES DC CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1962 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              89   03/30/1998
                        03/12/1990
 LOW                    03/04/2014
                        03/15/1993
                        01/17/1982
HIGHEST            82   03/09        77       5
LOWEST             22   03/03        15       7
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.6              55.5     7.1     51.3
AVG. MINIMUM     38.5              32.9     5.6     29.2
MEAN             50.6              44.2     6.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.6    -0.6
DAYS MIN <= 32      9              15.2    -6.2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.65   1973
 MINIMUM         0.07   2006
TOTALS           1.45              3.38   -1.93     3.92
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.11   -0.06
DAYS >= .01         9              10.5    -1.5
DAYS >= .10         3               6.8    -3.8
DAYS >= .50         1               2.1    -1.1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.9    -0.9
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.56   03/13 TO 03/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           15.5   1993
TOTALS            1.3               2.8    -1.5
SINCE 7/1        34.3              21.7    12.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               1.5     2.5
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.9    -0.9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/04
 24 HR TOTAL      0.7

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     446               647    -201      761
 SINCE 7/1       3537              4237    -700     4762
COOLING TOTAL       5                 3       2        0
 SINCE 1/1          5                 3       2        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/290    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/290    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      3

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

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DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...

THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL...AND RANKED
AS THE SECOND WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS
WELL BELOW NORMAL. MONTHLY SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL.

A RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
9TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 79 SET IN 2000.

A RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
10TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD 78 SET IN 2006.

A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 59 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
10TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 56 SET IN 2006.

A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL OF 0.6 INCHES WAS SET ON THE
4TH...TYING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1971.

THIS MARCH BROKE THE STRETCH OF CONSECUTIVE COLDER AND SNOWIER THAN
NORMAL MARCHES THAT BEGIN IN 2013. TWO DAYS REACHED OR EXCEEDED 80
DEGREES. OVERALL...THIS WAS THE WARMEST AND DRIEST MARCH SINCE 2012.



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DH/SEARS


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