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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
200 AM PDT TUE APR 1 2014

...MEDFORD OREGON WEATHER REVIEW: MARCH 2014...

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.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 51.1 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.8
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 63.1
DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE WAS 39.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 76 DEGREES ON THE 24TH. THE
LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 30 DEGREES ON THE 11TH, 18TH
AND 22ND.

THERE WERE 11 CLEAR DAYS, 13 PARTLY CLOUDY DAYS, AND 7 CLOUDY DAYS.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 3.50 INCHES WHICH WAS 1.79 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR TOTAL WAS 1.38 INCHES THAT FELL ON THE
9TH. THE WATER YEAR (BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1ST) STANDS AT 13.27 INCHES
WHICH IS 1.09 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. CALENDAR YEAR PRECIPITATION IS
8.83 INCHES WHICH IS 2.68 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE WIND FOR THE MONTH WAS 4.1 MPH. THE FASTEST RECORDED
TWO-MINUTE WIND WAS 30 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST ON THE 5TH. THE PEAK
WIND WAS 37 MPH ALSO FROM THE SOUTHEAST ON THE 5TH.

THE HIGHEST PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.51 INCHES ON THE 11TH.
THE LOWEST PRESSURE WAS 29.47 INCHES ON THE 1ST.

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