Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1155 AM MDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE ALBUQUERQUE  NM CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              85   03/26/1971
 LOW                8   03/11/1948
HIGHEST            77   03/22        76       1       81  03/28
LOWEST             28   03/31        21       7       23  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     66.2              60.5     5.7     66.3
AVG. MINIMUM     36.8              35.7     1.1     39.7
MEAN             51.5              48.1     3.4     53.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      6               8.3    -2.3        4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.34   1998
 MINIMUM            T   2016
                        2011
                        2008
TOTALS              TR             0.57   -0.57     0.11
DAILY AVG.          T              0.02   -0.02     0.00
DAYS >= .01         0               4.9    -4.9        1
DAYS >= .10         0               1.6    -1.6        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL       T   03/30 TO 03/30              0.11

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           13.9   1973
TOTALS              T               1.1    -1.1      0.0
SINCE 7/1         9.8               9.0     0.8     15.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   03/30 TO 03/30               0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     412               524    -112      364
 SINCE 7/1       3422              3827    -405     3285
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/250    DATE  03/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/250    DATE  03/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     28

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

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

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THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE AT THE ALBUQUERQUE SUNPORT IN MARCH
WAS 66.2 DEGREES WHICH IS 5.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE AVERAGE
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 36.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.1 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 51.5 DEGREES WHICH IS
3.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR FOR THE MONTH WAS 77 DEGREES ON THE 22ND
AND THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 28 DEGREES ON THE 31ST.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH 2016 WAS ONLY A TRACE AT THE ALBUQUERQUE
SUNPORT WHICH IS 0.67 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND SNOWFALL WAS ONLY A TRACE.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED WAS 9.5 MILES PER HOUR FOR MARCH. THE PEAK WIND
GUST FOR THE MONTH WAS 53 MPH FROM THE WEST SOUTHWEST WHICH OCCURRED ON
THE 22ND.

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