Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
146 AM EDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE BLUEFIELD WV CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              83   03/30/1985
 LOW               -2   03/03/1980
HIGHEST            75   03/10                         72
LOWEST             19   03/03                          7
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.0              54.3     4.7     55.8
AVG. MINIMUM     40.8              36.2     4.6     35.8
MEAN             49.9              45.3     4.6     45.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.2    -1.2        2
DAYS MIN <= 32      9              11.2    -2.2       10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.24   1993
 MINIMUM         1.49   1966
TOTALS           1.46R             3.51   -2.05     5.08
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.11   -0.06     0.16
DAYS >= .01        12              14.4    -2.4       14
DAYS >= .10         5               8.0    -3.0       10
DAYS >= .50         0               2.1    -2.1        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.43                               1.41

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.9                                3.1
DAYS >= TRACE       7                                  6
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  1
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL      0.8                                2.6

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     463               616    -153      585
COOLING TOTAL       1                 4      -3        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/280    DATE  03/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/290    DATE  03/01

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     57

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                7     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.

REMARKS:
DUE TO A SENSOR FAILURE CAUSING MISSING TEMPERATURES ON DECEMBER 20-
21...JANUARY 19-20...AND JANUARY 22-25...THE SEASONAL HEATING DEGREE
DAY TOTAL AND DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL WILL BE CALCULATED WITHOUT DATA
FROM THESE DATES.

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