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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
830 AM EDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE SARASOTA BRADENTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

         ...7TH WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME MARCH RECORD
 HIGH              91   03/19/1921
 LOW               30   03/03/1980
                        03/04/1943
                        03/02/1941

MARCH 2016
HIGHEST            86   03/30        MM      MM       88  03/12
                        03/26
                        03/24
LOWEST             44   03/22        MM      MM       46  03/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     80.2              76.2     4.0     80.8
AVG. MINIMUM     61.6              57.1     4.5     62.2
MEAN             70.9              66.6     4.3     71.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME MARCH RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.10   1987
 MINIMUM            T   1939

MARCH 2016
TOTALS           0.92              3.86   -2.94     0.98
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.12   -0.09     0.03
DAYS >= .01         3                MM      MM        4
DAYS >= .10         2                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.50   03/19 TO 03/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      14                49     -35       13
 SINCE 7/1        320               467    -147      470
COOLING TOTAL     203               100     103      222
 SINCE 1/1        269               204      65      291
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/160    DATE  03/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/070    DATE  03/30

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      2
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REMARKS
THE MARCH 2016 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 70.9 DEGREES
RANKS AS THE 7TH WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911.
THE WARMEST MARCH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 73.0 DEGREES
WHICH OCCURRED IN 2012.

THE MARCH 2016 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 0.92 INCHES RANKS
AS THE 20TH DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911.
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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