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MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
504 AM EDT TUE APR 1 2014

...COLD AND WET MARCH ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY...

COLDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS EXISTED AT BOTH JACKSON AND
LONDON DURING MARCH 2014. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE WAS OVER
FOUR DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT ENDED UP
JUST OVER THREE AND A HALF DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR MARCH. IN
FACT...IT WAS THE EIGHTH COLDEST MARCH AT JACKSON. ON THE
PRECIPITATION SIDE OF THE FENCE...BOTH LOCATIONS FINISHED LAST MONTH
WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION TOTALS. JACKSON WAS AROUND AN INCH
AND A THIRD WETTER...WHILE LONDON WAS OVER AN INCH ABOVE NORMAL.
JACKSON ALSO SAW MARCH 2014 AS THE SEVENTH WETTEST MARCH. LAST MONTH
WAS ALSO THE THIRD SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD AT JACKSON. NO SNOWFALL
INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FOR THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED MARCH
2014 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 43.3 DEGREES...WHICH IS 4.1
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 47.4 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS
55.1 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 31.4 DEGREES. MARCH
2014 WAS THE EIGHTH COLDEST MARCH...BUT WELL WARMER THAN LAST MARCH
WHICH WAS THE COLDEST MARCH EVER AT JACKSON WITH 39.4 DEGREES. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH 2014 WAS 77 DEGREES...AND OCCURRED ON
THE 11TH. NO DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED LAST
MONTH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM MARCH 2014 WAS 8 DEGREES ON THE
4TH...AND ESTABLISHED A NEW RECORD LOW FOR THAT DAY. A LOW OF 23
DEGREES ON THE 24TH AND 20 DEGREES ON THE 26TH SET NEW RECORD LOWS
FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE DATES AS WELL. 32 DEGREES ON THE 29TH TIED THE
LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THAT DAY. MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE SET ON THE 17TH AND 25TH WITH 35 DEGREES ON BOTH DAYS.
A MINIMUM HIGH RECORD WAS TIED ON THE 3RD WITH A READING OF 30
DEGREES. THE MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY THROUGH MARCH IS 35.4
DEGREES...WHICH IS THE COLDEST START TO A NEW YEAR AT JACKSON ON
RECORD.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 5.51 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
MARCH 2014...WHICH IS 1.39 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE NINE DAYS
WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION WAS
RECORDED...AND SEVEN DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL.
THERE WERE FOUR DAYS WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF RAIN WAS
RECEIVED...AND THREE DAYS WITH MORE THAN AN INCH. ONLY MARCH OF 1994
WITH FIVE DAYS...AND 1997 WITH FOUR...HAD MORE DAYS WITH OVER AN
INCH OF PRECIPITATION. THE DAY OF THE 2ND NETTED 1.08 INCHES OF
RAIN...WHICH WAS THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT FOR MARCH. THE GREATEST
AMOUNT OF RAINFALL RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 2ND
THROUGH THE 3RD WITH A TOTAL OF 2.44 INCHES. A DAILY PRECIPITATION
RECORD WAS SET ON THE 29TH WITH 1.52 INCHES AT JACKSON LAST MONTH.
THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTAL IS NOW 13.13 INCHES...WHICH IS 1.65
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. JACKSON ALSO RECEIVED 10.9 INCHES OF SNOW LAST
MONTH...WHICH IS 8.0 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. MARCH 2014 WAS THE THIRD
SNOWIEST MARCH AT JACKSON...BEHIND ONLY THE 21.9 INCHES FROM
1993...AND THE 11.2 INCHES FROM 1996. THERE WERE DAILY SNOWFALL
RECORDS SET ON THE 3RD WITH 6.4 INCHES...THE 16TH WITH 0.7
INCHES...AND ON THE 30TH WITH 0.3 INCHES. THE SEASONAL TOTAL IS NOW
37.9 INCHES...15.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE 2013 2014 SNOW SEASON IS
CURRENTLY IN 4TH PLACE ALL TIME. JACKSON TYPICALLY AVERAGES 23.5
INCHES A SNOW SEASON.

THUNDER WAS HEARD ON ONE DAY AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...WHICH
IS BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.7 DAYS FOR MARCH. THERE WERE 11 DAYS WITH
FOG...FOUR OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. MARCH NORMALLY AVERAGES 3.9
DAYS OF DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR MARCH WAS 5.1
MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 46 MPH WAS RECORDED ON MARCH
12TH. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR MARCH IS TYPICALLY 6.6 MPH.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECORDED 667 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST
MONTH...WHICH IS 114 ABOVE NORMAL FOR MARCH. THE SEASONAL TOTAL IS
NOW 4268...WHICH IS 415 HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. THE NEW
COOLING DEGREE DAY SEASON BEGAN ON JANUARY 1ST. JACKSON ACCUMULATED
NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...OR SO FAR THIS SEASON...WHICH IS
7 BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH AND SEASON.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 43.8
DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.6 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 47.4 DEGREES FOR
MARCH. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 55.9 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE
DAILY LOW WAS 31.6 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH
WAS 76 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 11TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE
FROM LAST MONTH WAS 11 DEGREES ON THE 4TH. NO HIGH OR LOW
TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT LONDON LAST MONTH. THERE WAS
ONE NEW MINIMUM HIGH RECORD THOUGH...35 DEGREES ON THE 17TH.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 5.17 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
MARCH 2014...WHICH IS 1.12 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE NINE DAYS
WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL...AND SIX DAYS WHEN A TENTH
OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS RECORDED. LONDON HAD FOUR DAYS WITH
AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND TWO DAYS WITH MORE THAN AN INCH. THE
GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.74 INCHES ON THE 29TH...AND ESTABLISHED
A NEW PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR THAT DAY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 2.38 INCHES FROM THE
2ND TO THE 3RD. ANOTHER DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET ON MARCH
2ND WITH A TOTAL OF 1.64 INCHES. THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTAL IS
NOW 11.68 INCHES...WHICH IS 0.38 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. NO SNOWFALL
INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FOR THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT.

LONDON HAD NO DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 11
DAYS WITH FOG...AND NO DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR MARCH 2014 WAS 6.4 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 42 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 12TH.

THERE WERE 651 HEATING DEGREE DAYS AT LONDON LAST MONTH...WHICH IS
102 ABOVE NORMAL. THE SEASONAL HEATING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS NOW
4158...WHICH IS 333 HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SEASON.
THE NEW COOLING DEGREE SEASON BEGAN WITH THE NEW YEAR. NO COOLING
DEGREE DAYS WERE TALLIED AT LONDON DURING MARCH...OR SO FAR THIS
YEAR. THIS IS 3 COOLING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH AND
SEASON.

WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.

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CARICO

...GRAMMAR CORRECTIONS...





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