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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
1020 PM EDT MON APR 3 2017

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...THE TAMPA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2017

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              92   03/30/1907
                        03/25/1907
 LOW               29   03/03/1980

MARCH 2017
HIGHEST            87   03/29        MM      MM       85  03/26
                                                          03/12
                                                          03/11
LOWEST             42   03/16        MM      MM       48  03/22
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.3              76.3     3.0     79.4
AVG. MINIMUM     60.6              58.2     2.4     63.0
MEAN             70.0              67.3     2.7     71.2
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        12.64   1959
 MINIMUM            T   2006
                        1907

MARCH 2017
TOTALS           0.99              3.03   -2.04     1.76
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.10   -0.07     0.06
DAYS >= .01         2               6.6    -4.6        7
DAYS >= .10         1               4.1    -3.1        4
DAYS >= .50         1               1.9    -0.9        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.97   03/13 TO 03/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      28                56     -28       15
 SINCE 7/1        164               527    -363      323
COOLING TOTAL     191               126      65      215
 SINCE 1/1        444               239     205      293
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/330    DATE  03/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    33/270    DATE  03/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      4
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REMARKS
THE MARCH 2017 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 70.0 DEGREES TIES
WITH 1913 AS THE 24TH WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890.
THE WARMEST MARCH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 74.4 DEGREES
WHICH OCCURRED IN 2012.

THE MARCH 2017 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 0.99 INCHES RANKS AS
THE 27TH DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890.


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

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