Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
1223 PM PM CDT SAT APR 2 2016

...CORRECTED MARCH 13 WARM MIN TEMP PREVIOUS RECORD...

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...THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            81   03/07
LOWEST             14   03/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.5              48.6     7.9
AVG. MINIMUM     30.2              26.2     4.0
MEAN             43.3              37.4     5.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1
DAYS MIN <= 32     20
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.27   1987
 MINIMUM            T   1910
TOTALS           2.41              1.77    0.64
DAILY AVG.       0.08
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         5
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.44   03/23 TO 03/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.8   1960
TOTALS           12.0               5.1
SINCE 7/1        53.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= 1.0         3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   03/24
 24 HR TOTAL      9.0   03/23 TO 03/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     663               856    -193
 SINCE 7/1       4964              5949    -985
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/040    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/040    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
>= INDICATES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO.
<= INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.

&&

...MARCH WAS WETTER AND MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL IN NORFOLK...

MARCH WAS DOMINATED BY WARM WEATHER...WITH A FEW LIGHT RAIN EVENTS
SPRINKLED THROUGH THE MONTH AND TWO HEALTHY SNOWFALL EVENTS.  THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 43.3 DEGREES WAS THE 7TH WARMEST ON RECORD IN
NORFOLK...AND THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 2.41 INCHES WAS THE 25TH
WETTEST. NORFOLK RECEIVED 12.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL...WHICH IS 6.9
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 18TH SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD.

THE MONTH DID BEGIN COLD...AND IN THE MIDST OF A DRY SPELL THAT
LASTED THROUGH THE 11TH.  THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 32
DEGREES ON THE 1ST...WHICH WAS THE ONLY FREEZING HIGH TEMPERATURE IN
THE MONTH. TEMPERATURES QUICKLY REBOUNDED TO ABOVE-NORMAL READINGS
FROM THE 2ND THROUGH THE 17TH...INCLUDING READINGS ON SEVERAL DAYS
THAT WERE 20 TO 30 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 81
DEGREES ON THE 7TH BROKE A DAILY RECORD...AND THE LOW OF 41 DEGREES
ON THE 8TH TIED A DAILY RECORD WARM LOW.  THE LOW OF 50 ON THE 13TH
WAS THE WARMEST OF THE MONTH AND ALSO WAS A DAILY RECORD. AFTER A
PROLONGED DRY STRETCH...MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON THE 12TH AND 14TH.

FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES OSCILLATED MORE FREQUENTLY
BETWEEN ABOVE- AND BELOW-NORMAL READINGS.  TEMPERATURES DIPPED BELOW
NORMAL BRIEFLY ON THE 18TH TO 20TH. ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES
FOLLOWED ON THE 21ST AND 22ND...WITH COLDER WEATHER RETURNING FOR
THE 23RD THROUGH 27TH AS A COLD FRONT BROUGHT NORTHWEST WINDS
GUSTING TO 48 MPH ON THE 23RD. A NOTABLE 9.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON
THE 23RD TO 24TH...WITH 7.5 INCHES ON THE 23RD SETTING A DAILY
RECORD SNOWFALL RECORD...AND WITH THUNDER REPORTED ON THE 23RD.  ON
THE 26TH...ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT AN ADDITIONAL 3.0 INCHES OF
SNOW.  THE SNOW COVER MELTED DOWN TO A TRACE BY THE 29TH AND WAS
GONE ON THE 30TH.  THE MONTH ENDED WITH ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON
THE 28TH TO 31ST...WITH A THUNDERSTORM BRINGING RAIN ON THE
29TH...AS WELL AS LIGHT RAIN ON THE 30TH AND LIGHT RAIN AND RAIN-
SNOW MIX ON THE 31ST.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2016:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
MARCH 7      WARM MAX TEMP     81      75 (1987)
MARCH 8      WARM MIN TEMP     41      41 (TIES WITH 1968)
MARCH 13     WARM MIN TEMP     50      48 (2007, 1973)
MARCH 23     SNOWFALL           7.5    2.5 (1998)

$$

MAYES/JEK
COR BY JEK


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