Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
832 PM PDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE EUREKA CA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   03/27/1930
                        03/19/1914
 LOW               29   03/01/1917
                        03/03/1896

HIGHEST            67   03/09                MM
                        03/02
LOWEST             37   03/29                MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.1                       2.4
AVG. MINIMUM     45.1                       2.5
MEAN             52.1                       2.4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        19.05   1904
 MINIMUM         0.07   1916
TOTALS           8.11              5.30    2.81
DAYS >= .01        20              16.2     3.8        9
DAYS >= .10        15              11.3     3.7        8
DAYS >= .50         6               3.9     2.1        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.9     0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.90   03/04 TO 03/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
 LIQUID 7/1        MM                        MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     391               476     -85      395
 SINCE 7/1       2801              3398    -597     2550
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/360    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/180    DATE  03/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         19


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 1
RAIN                      5     LIGHT RAIN                22
HAIL                      0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      2

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

&&

TOTAL RAINFALL...............  8.11 DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL.....  2.81
TOTAL SINCE JANUARY 1ST...... 23.15 DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL.....  5.72
TOTAL SINCE OCT 1ST.......... 43.87 DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL..... 10.47

HIGHEST SLP......... 30.40 ON 23 LOWEST SLP........29.32 ON  5

...REMARKS...THE WEATHER  SWITCHED BACK TO A WETTER PATTERN FOR MUCH
OF MARCH. RAINFALL CAME IN NUMEROUS SMALL SYSTEMS AND A FEW LARGE
ONES ON 20 DAYS THIS MONTH. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FOR THE MONTH FELL ON
MARCH 5TH WHEN 1.88 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THIS SET A NEW DAILY
RAINFALL RECORD. THE OLD RECORD WAS 1.39 INCHES SET IN 2011.
RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH ENDED NEARLY 3 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...HOWEVER
THIS WAS ONLY GOOD ENOUGH FOR 17TH ON THE ALL TIME LIST.
TEMPERATURES WERE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL FOR MUCH OF THE MONTH...ON
AVERAGE AROUND 2 DEGREES. ONLY FOUR DAYS OUT OF THE MONTH HAD HIGH
TEMPERATURES THAT WERE MORE THAN 1 DEGREE BELOW THE 57 DEGREE
NORMAL. IN CONTRAST THERE WERE 17 DAYS THAT WERE ABOVE NORMAL.

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