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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
809 AM EDT MON APR 7 2014

...MARCH 2014 CENTRAL INDIANA CLIMATE SUMMARY...

TEMPERATURES...

THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH SET THE TONE FOR THE MONTH WITH MUCH OF THE
WEEK WELL BELOW NORMAL. THE PERIOD OF THE 2ND THROUGH THE 5TH HAD
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES OVER 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL WITH THE 3RD
HAVING OVER A 20 DEGREE BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURE. THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS RECORDED DURING THIS PERIOD WITH
SINGLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES RECORDED ON THE 3RD AND 4TH AT MANY
LOCATIONS.

READINGS REBOUNDED THE NEXT WEEK WITH HIGHS IN THE 60S BY THE
11TH...INCLUDING A 68 DEGREE HIGH AT INDIANAPOLIS. A ROLLER COASTER
RIDE OF TEMPERATURES CONTINUED FOR MUCH OF THE REST OF MARCH...NEAR
TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES GIVING WAY TO WELL BELOW NORMAL
READINGS BEFORE RETURNING BACK UP AGAIN.

ANOTHER COLD PERIOD OCCURRED FROM THE 23RD TO THE 26TH WITH AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AGAIN MORE THAN 10 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. LOW
TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE TEENS AT SOME LOCATIONS DURING THIS PERIOD.
THE MONTH ENDED ON A WARMER NOTE WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S AND 60S ON
THE 30TH AND 31ST.

MARCH ENDED UP AS THE 20TH COLDEST ON RECORD BUT ONLY THE COLDEST
MARCH SINCE JUST LAST YEAR AT INDIANAPOLIS.

AT INDIANAPOLIS THERE WERE 8 DAYS WITH ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES...21 DAYS WITH BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND 2
DAYS WITH NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

PRECIPITATION...

MARCH PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL ACROSS ALL OF INDIANA. MUCH OF
THE STATE RECEIVED BETWEEN 1.50 INCHES TO 3 INCHES OF LIQUID
PRECIPITATION DURING MARCH WITH SOME AREAS OF SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA
SEEING OVER 4 INCHES.

THERE WERE ONLY TWO SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENTS DURING MARCH. THE FIRST
WAS ON THE 12TH WHEN RAINFALL OF ONE HALF TO NEARLY 2 INCHES FELL IN
CENTRAL INDIANA. THE SECOND WAS FROM THE 28TH THROUGH THE 29TH WHEN
ONE HALF TO SLIGHTLY OVER 2 INCHES FELL IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
INDIANA. PRIOR TO THE RAINFALL ON THE 28TH AND 29TH...CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN INDIANA HAD BEEN MOSTLY DRY FOR 15 TO 24 DAYS. PORTIONS OF
NORTHERN INDIANA ENDED MARCH WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION IN
THE LAST 19 DAYS.

MARCH 2014 WAS THE 40TH DRIEST IN THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA SINCE
WEATHER RECORDS BEGAN IN 1871.

SNOWFALL...

MANY AREAS OF CENTRAL INDIANA RECEIVED NEAR NORMAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL
OF 1 TO 3 INCHES. HOWEVER...PORTIONS OF
CARROLL...TIPPECANOE...CLINTON...HOWARD AND BOONE COUNTIES MEASURED
UPWARDS OF 8 TO 9 INCHES OF SNOWFALL. THE 3.1 INCH TOTAL AT
INDIANAPOLIS MADE MARCH 2013 THE 46TH SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD. MOST
OF THE MONTHLY TOTAL AT INDIANAPOLIS FELL ON THE 2ND WHEN 2.4 INCHES
FELL. THIS SET A DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD FOR THE DATE.

SEVERE WEATHER...

NO SEVERE WEATHER WAS REPORTED ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA DURING MARCH.
THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT SMALL HAIL TO SOME AREAS ON THE 25TH.

FOR INFORMATION ON SEVERE WEATHER IN OTHER AREAS DURING
MARCH...VISIT THE STORM PREDICTION CENTERS SEVERE WEATHER EVENT
SUMMARIES WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/CLIMO/ONLINE/.

MISCELLANEOUS...

THE MAXIMUM WIND GUST AT THE INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS
52 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST DURING THE AFTERNOON OF THE 14TH AS A COLD
FRONT APPROACHED THE AREA. FOG OR HAZE WAS REPORTED AT INDIANAPOLIS
ON 14 DAYS DURING THE MONTH WITH DENSE FOG OCCURRING ON ONE DAY. ICE
PELLETS OR FREEZING RAIN AND DRIZZLE WAS REPORTED ON TWO DAYS DURING
MARCH. THUNDER OCCURRED ON THE 12TH AND 28TH.

APRIL 2014 OUTLOOK...

THE OFFICIAL OUTLOOK FOR APRIL 2014 FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION
CENTER INDICATES A GREATER CHANCE OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES
ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA. AT INDIANAPOLIS...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH IS 53.0 DEGREES. THE OUTLOOK ALSO CALLS FOR ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL AT
INDIANAPOLIS IS 3.81 INCHES WITH 0.2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

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