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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1047 AM EDT SAT APR 2 2016

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 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              89   03/31/1998
 LOW              -20   03/06/1869
HIGHEST            77   03/09        67      10       52  03/26
LOWEST             12   03/03         0      12       -8  03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.6              43.8     6.8     38.9
AVG. MINIMUM     28.6              22.5     6.1     16.5
MEAN             39.6              33.1     6.5     27.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               3.5    -1.5        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     20              26.1    -6.1       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.8    -0.8        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.80   1936
 MINIMUM            T   1915
TOTALS           2.67              3.27   -0.60     1.48
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.11   -0.02     0.05
DAYS >= .01        11              11.5    -0.5       13
DAYS >= .10         8               6.7     1.3        5
DAYS >= .50         2               2.1    -0.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.79   03/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           38.3   1956
TOTALS            2.3              11.1    -8.8      5.8
SINCE 7/1        27.0              58.6   -31.6     90.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       7               5.3     1.7       12
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.9    -1.9        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/21
 24 HR TOTAL      2.3   03/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     782               987    -205     1148
 SINCE 7/1       5131              6247   -1116     6602
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/310    DATE  03/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/310    DATE  03/17

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 0
RAIN                      5     LIGHT RAIN                12
FREEZING RAIN             1     LT FREEZING RAIN           1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                4     FOG                       13
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     2     HAZE                       6

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

&&

THE TREND OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AT CONCORD CONTINUED THROUGH
MUCH OF MARCH. THERE WERE A FEW DAYS OF COLD DAYS AT THE BEGINNING
OF THE MONTH, BUT THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH WAS VERY WARM WITH
OCCASIONAL RAINFALL. ON MARCH 9TH THE TEMPERATURE SOARED TO 77
DEGREES, THE WARMEST OF THE MONTH AND THE YEAR SO FAR. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THAT DAY WAS 28 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, THE GREATEST
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL FOR A SINGLE DAY IN ANY MONTH SINCE MARCH 22,
2012. THE WEATHER PATTERN SHIFTED AROUND THE 18TH WHEN MORE TYPICAL
MARCH WEATHER RETURNED. MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON MARCH 21,
THE FIRST FULL DAY OF SPRING, BUT THE SPRING SUN QUICKLY MELTED THIS
LATE SEASON SNOW. THE TEMPERATURE REBOUNDED AGAIN BY THE 31ST WHEN
THE TEMPERATURE ROSE INTO THE 70S AGAIN.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 39.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 6.5
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS ALMOST 12 DEGREES WARMER THAN LAST
MARCH AND THE 6TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THIS MARKS THE 5TH CONSECUTIVE
MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES DATING BACK TO OCTOBER 2015.
THE WARMEST MARCH WAS 2012 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 42.1
DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 23.5 DEGREES IN 1885. THE FOLLOWING TABLE
LISTS THE WARMEST MARCHES ON RECORD AT CONCORD.

WARMEST MARCH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (SINCE 1869)
RANK  TEMP  YEAR
1     42.1  2012
2     41.1  1921
      41.1  1946
4     40.6  1945
5     39.8  1903
6     39.6  2016 <===
7     39.4  2010
      39.4  1936
      39.4  1871
10    39.3  1902

A TOTAL OF 2.67 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.60 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 2ND WHEN 0.79
INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD WAS 1936 WHEN 9.80
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1915 WHEN ONLY A TRACE
OF PRECIPITATION WAS OBSERVED.

THERE WAS 2.3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN MARCH WHICH IS 8.8 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. ALL OF THIS SNOW FELL ON MARCH 21ST. THE SNOWIEST MARCH WAS
1956 WHEN 38.3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED. THE LEAST SNOWY MARCH
WAS 1921 WHEN NO SNOW WAS OBSERVED.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN JANUARY 2016... DATE
RECORD                                   PREVIOUS
9    77 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       67 IN 2000

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KIMBLE



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