Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
146 AM EDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE BLACKSBURG VA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1952 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              85   03/31/1985
 LOW                2   03/11/1969
HIGHEST            77   03/16                         73
LOWEST             21   03/03                          4
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.1              53.3     7.8     54.6
AVG. MINIMUM     37.1              29.8     7.3     32.1
MEAN             49.1              41.6     7.5     43.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.0    -1.0        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     10              19.2    -9.2       14
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.33   1975
 MINIMUM         0.69   2006
TOTALS           2.57              3.64   -1.07     4.56
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.12   -0.04     0.15
DAYS >= .01        12              11.3     0.7       13
DAYS >= .10         7               7.4    -0.4        9
DAYS >= .50         2               2.6    -0.6        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.89                               1.36

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            1.0                                4.4
DAYS >= TRACE       4                                  7
DAYS >= 1.0         1                                  1
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL      1.0                                4.2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     485               727    -242      663
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/330    DATE  03/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/280    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      0

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

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