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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1203 PM CDT TUE APR 8 2014

...MARCH 2014 MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY...

OVERALL...MARCH WAS BOTH COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AROUND THE
MID-SOUTH...WITH ALL FOUR OFFICIAL REPORTING SITES ENDING THE
MONTH WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THAT WAS OVER FOUR DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL...AND PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR THREE OF THE FOUR SITES THAT
WERE ABOVE NORMAL. TUPELO WAS BARELY THE WARMEST OFFICIAL SITE
THIS MONTH WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 49.9 DEGREES...A 4.1
DEGREE DEPARTURE BELOW THE NORMAL MARCH AVERAGE OF 54.0 DEGREES.
MEMPHIS HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 49.5 DEGREES...4.5 DEGREES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 54.0 DEGREES. JACKSON EXPERIENCED ITS SEVENTH
COOLEST MARCH ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 45.6
DEGREES...5.4 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 51.0 DEGREES. JONESBORO
WAS THE COOLEST OFFICIAL SITE THIS MONTH...AND ALSO HAD THE
GREATEST DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL...WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
44.3 DEGREES...A 5.9 DEGREE DEPARTURE FROM THE NORMAL OF 50.2
DEGREES. IN ADDITION TO BEING THE COOLEST OFFICIAL SITE THIS
MONTH...JONESBORO ALSO EXPERIENCED ITS SIXTH COOLEST MARCH ON
RECORD.

MEMPHIS WAS THE WETTEST OF THE OFFICIAL SITES THIS MONTH WITH A
PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 7.38 INCHES...2.22 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION TOTAL FOR MARCH OF 5.16 INCHES. JACKSON RECEIVED
5.84 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...1.09 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF
4.75 INCHES. JONESBORO RECORDED 5.01 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION...ONLY 0.51 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL MARCH
PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 4.50 INCHES. TUPELO IS CURRENTLY
EXPERIENCING A D1 DROUGHT...AND ALSO EXPERIENCED ITS TENTH DRIEST
MARCH ON RECORD WITH ONLY 3.08 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THIS WAS
1.74 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 4.82 INCHES.

ALL SITES RECORDED SNOWFALL THIS MONTH...WITH JONESBORO LEADING
THE WAY WITH 3.2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN MARCH. THIS WAS 2.5 INCHES
ABOVE THE NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR MARCH OF 0.7 INCHES. JACKSON
RECEIVED 0.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL...0.4 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF
0.4 INCHES. MEMPHIS RECEIVED 0.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL THIS
MONTH...0.1 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 0.4 INCHES. TUPELO REPORTED
THE LEAST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WITH ONLY A
TRACE...WHICH WAS 0.3 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.3 INCHES.


TEMPERATURE DATA:
 MEMPHISJACKSON   JONESBORO   TUPELO
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (MONTH)  :   49.5  45.6 44.3     49.9
NORMAL AVG. TEMP (MONTH)     :   54.0  51.0 50.2     54.0
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (MONTH):   -4.5  -5.4 -5.9     -4.1
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (YEAR)   :   42.2  38.8 37.0     42.6
NORMAL AVG. TEMP (YEAR)     :   46.9  43.8 43.1     47.2
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (YEAR) :   -4.7  -5.0 -6.1     -4.6

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE      :   77.0  78.0 74.0     77.0
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE     :   15.0  14.0 10.0     22.0

PRECIPITATION DATA:
  MEMPHISJACKSON   JONESBORO   TUPELO
TOTAL PRECIPITATION (MONTH)  :    7.38  5.84 5.01     3.08
NORMAL PRECIPITATION (MONTH) :    5.16  4.75 4.50     4.82
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (MONTH):    2.22  1.09 0.51    -1.74
TOTAL PRECIPITATION (YEAR)   :   15.50 14.00 9.72     9.18
NORMAL PRECIPITATION (YEAR)  :   13.53     12.9911.65    14.26
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (YEAR) :    1.97  1.01-1.93    -5.08

SNOWFALL DATA:
  MEMPHISJACKSON   JONESBORO   TUPELO
TOTAL SNOWFALL (MONTH)     :    0.5  0.8       3.2       T
NORMAL SNOWFALL (MONTH)     :    0.4  0.4       0.7     0.3
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL (MONTH):    0.1  0.4       2.5    -0.3
GREATEST SNOW DEPTH (MONTH)  :1    1         3       T



TOP 10 COOLEST MONTHS OF MARCH

JACKSONJONESBORO

137.91960138.81960
242.41965242.41915
343.31969343.21965
444.42013443.81906
544.71958544.01896
645.31996644.32014
745.52014744.61958
845.82001844.92013
945.91999945.41978
1046.219621045.51924


TOP 10 DRIEST MONTHS OF MARCH

TUPELO

11.801966
21.852005
31.881967
42.131985
52.401987
62.842003
72.961974
82.972007
93.011954
103.082014


CLIMATE OUTLOOK:
FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL...THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HAS
PREDICTED A 33 PERCENT CHANCE OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...A 33
CHANCE OF NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES...AND A 33 PERCENT CHANCE OF
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL FOUR OFFICIAL REPORTING SITES.
THE CPC HAS PREDICTED A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL FOR
MEMPHIS...JACKSON...AND JONESBORO...WHILE ALSO PREDICTING A 33
PERCENT CHANCE OF NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND A 27 PERCENT
CHANCE OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE SAME SITES. IT IS
PREDICTED THAT TUPELO WILL HAVE A 35 PERCENT CHANCE OF ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL...WHILE ALSO HAVING A
33 PERCENT CHANCE OF NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION...AND A 32 PERCENT
CHANCE OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. GIVEN THAT TUPELO IS
CURRENTLY IN A D1 DROUGHT AND HAS EXPERIENCED BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION TOTALS SINCE SEPTEMBER 2013...IT WOULD BE VERY
BENEFICIAL TO HAVE A NEAR NORMAL OR ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
TOTAL FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL. T

HE CPC ALSO ISSUES A THREE MONTH OUTLOOK...IN WHICH ALL FOUR
OFFICIAL SITES HAVE BEEN PREDICTED TO HAVE EQUAL CHANCES AT
ABOVE...NEAR...OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION TOTALS. THIS MEANS
THERE IS NO STRONG CLIMATE SIGNAL AT THIS TIME TO INDICATE WHICH
WAY THE PRECIPITATION TOTALS MAY TREND. THIS MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO
SEE WHERE TUPELOS PRECIPITATION MAY BE OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS
IN ORDER TO GET THE RELIEF NEEDED FROM THE DROUGHT.

FOR THE MONTHS OF APRIL...MAY...AND JUNE AS A WHOLE
(AMJ)...MEMPHIS HAS A 36 PERCENT CHANCE OF AN ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WHICH WOULD BE GREATER THAN 72.5 DEGREES...A 35
PERCENT CHANCE OF AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THAT IS NEAR NORMAL OR
BETWEEN 71 AND 72.5 DEGREES...AND A 29 PERCENT CHANCE OF A BELOW
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OR LOWER THAN 71 DEGREES.

FOR AMJ...JACKSON HAS THE SAME CHANCES AS MEMPHIS...ALBEIT WITH
SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES. JACKSON HAS A 36 PERCENT CHANCE
OF AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THAT IS GREATER THAN 68.6 DEGREES...A 35
PERCENT CHANCE OF AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BETWEEN 67.1 AND 68.6
DEGREES...AND A 29 PERCENT CHANCE OF THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BEING
LOWER THAN 67.1 DEGREES.

JONESBORO HAS A 37 PERCENT CHANCE OF AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THAT
IS ABOVE NORMAL OR GREATER THAN 69.1 DEGREES FOR AMJ...A 34
PERCENT CHANCE OF A NEAR NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THAT IS
BETWEEN 67.5 AND 69.1 DEGREES...AND A 29 PERCENT CHANCE OF A BELOW
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WHICH WOULD BE LOWER THAN 67.5 DEGREES.

TUPELO HAS A 37 PERCENT CHANCE OF AN ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE...OR ONE THAT IS GREATER THAN 71.5 DEGREES...DURING
AMJ. TUPELO ALSO HAS A 34 PERCENT CHANCE OF A NEAR NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 70.1 TO 71.5 DEGREES...AND A 29 PERCENT CHANCE OF A
BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE LOWER THAN 70.1 DEGREES.


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MAYE






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