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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
400 PM CDT TUE APR 1 2014

...WACO CLIMATE NARRATIVE FOR MARCH 2014...

MARCH WAS THE 6TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES
AT WACO. THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS OVER 4 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL...RANKING AS THE 14TH COOLEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS THE 4TH COOLEST.

THERE WERE 6 FREEZES DURING MARCH...BRINGING THE SEASON TOTAL TO 69.
THIS IS 18 FREEZE DAYS BEYOND THE PREVIOUS SEASONAL RECORD.

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WACO - MOST FREEZES IN MARCH

   1   9   1965
       9   1932
   3   8   1996
       8   1913
   5   7   2013
       7   1960
       7   1937
   8   6   2014*
       6   2002
       6   1998
       6   1989
       6   1943

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WACO - MOST FREEZES IN A SEASON

   1   69   2013-2014* (THROUGH MARCH 31)
   2   51   1909-1910
   3   50   1995-1996
       50   1983-1984
       50   1976-1977
       50   1939-1940
   7   49   1977-1978
       49   1911-1912
   9   48   1978-1979
       48   1963-1964

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WACO RECORDED ITS FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON ON MARCH 2.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT WACO HAS HAD 5 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS WITH
WINTRY PRECIPITATION SINCE THE WINTER OF 2001-2002.

THE YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION TOTAL...WHICH IS ONLY 21 PERCENT OF
NORMAL...IS THE DRIEST ON RECORD.

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AIRPORT SITES               MARCH              JANUARY-MARCH 2014
                       2014  DEPARTURE     TOTAL  DEPARTURE  PERCENT

WACO                   0.87    -2.28        1.63    -6.27       21
DFW AIRPORT            1.45    -2.04        2.19    -6.09       26

DALLAS LOVE FIELD      1.54    -1.95        2.22    -5.92       27
FORT WORTH MEACHAM     1.53    -1.95        2.01    -5.86       26
DALLAS EXECUTIVE       0.96    -2.66        1.85    -7.17       21
FORT WORTH ALLIANCE    1.65    -1.58        2.26    -5.46       29
ARLINGTON              0.52    -3.13        1.23    -7.15       15

DENTON                 1.31    -2.24        1.90    -6.41       23
MCKINNEY               1.21    -2.30        2.02    -6.98       22
TERRELL                2.02    -1.79        3.86    -5.89       40
CORSICANA              1.17    -2.53        2.88    -6.98       29
MINERAL WELLS          0.74    -2.45        1.42    -5.36       21

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WACO - LOWEST JANUARY-MARCH PRECIPITATION TOTALS

   1   1.63   2014*
   2   1.67   1925
   3   1.76   1963
   4   1.96   1917
   5   1.98   1996
   6   2.00   1971
   7   2.09   1954
   8   2.13   1936
   9   2.61   1943
  10   2.80   1972

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