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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
340 PM PDT FRI APR 1 2016

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...MARCH 2016 CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR BAKERSFIELD AND FRESNO...
...NUMBER OF DAYS WITH LOWS OF 32 DEGREES OR LOWER SO FAR...
...RAINFALL DEPARTURES...

   NOTE...DATA ARE PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO REVISION BY THE
          NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION.

                       BAKERSFIELD               FRESNO

RAINFALL
MONTH
 MARCH 2016............0.45 INCHES.............2.93 INCHES
 NORMAL MARCH..........1.21 INCHES.............2.03 INCHES
 DEPARTURE FROM NRML..-0.76 INCHES.............0.90 INCHES
 PERCENT OF NORMAL.....37.1...................144.3
RAIN SEASON /JULY 1 TO JUNE 30/
 THROUGH MAR 2016.......3.95 INCHES..........13.43 INCHES
 NORMAL THROUGH MAR.....5.69 INCHES...........9.90 INCHES
 DEPARTURE FROM NRML...-1.74 INCHES...........3.53 INCHES
 PERCENT OF NORMAL......69.0..................136.0
WATER YEAR /OCTOBER 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30/
 THROUGH MAR 2016.......3.91 INCHES...........12.88 INCHES
 DEPARTURE FROM NRML...-1.66 INCHES............3.16 INCHES
 PERCENT OF NORMAL......70.1..................132.5

TEMPERATURE
AVERAGE HIGH
 MARCH 2016..........72.5..................69.2
 NORMAL MARCH........68.7..................67.6
 DEPARTURE............3.8...................1.6
 HIGHEST...............83....................79
 DATE..............10TH,18TH.............1ST,18TH
AVERAGE LOW
 MARCH 2016..........48.5..................48.2
 NORMAL MARCH........46.5..................45.6
 DEPARTURE............2.0...................2.6
 LOWEST................40....................40
 DATE................23RD...............23RD,29TH
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
 MARCH 2016..........60.5..................58.7
 NORMAL MARCH........57.6..................56.6
 DEPARTURE............2.9...................2.1

&&

RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN IN MARCH

BAKERSFIELD

NO DAILY TEMPERATURE OR PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN
DURING MARCH, 2016.

BAKERSFIELD TIED WITH 1959 AND 2013 FOR ITS 8TH WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD.

TOP 10 WARMEST MARCHES/YEARS:

1ST...65.1 DEGREES/2004
2ND...64.3 DEGREES/2015
3RD...63.3 DEGREES/1972
4TH...62.5 DEGREES/1978
5TH...62.2 DEGREES/2014
6TH...61.5 DEGREES/2007
7TH...60.9 DEGREES/1993
8TH...60.5 DEGREES/1959...2013...2016*
9TH...60.4 DEGREES/1947
10TH..60.3 DEGREES/1994

BAKERSFIELD TIED WTIH 1990 FOR ITS 16TH DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD.

THE TOP 20 DRIEST MARCHES/YEARS:

1ST...TRACE...1956...1972...2008
2ND...0.02 INCHES/1959
3RD...0.16 INCHES/1957...1960
4TH...0.21 INCHES/1997...1999
5TH...0.25 INCHES/1955...2010
6TH...0.27 INCHES/2015
7TH...0.29 INCHES/1966...1969
8TH...0.31 INCHES/1962
9TH...0.36 INCHES/1951...2009...2014
10TH..0.37 INCHES/2003
11TH..0.38 INCHES/1961
12TH..0.41 INCHES/1988
13TH..0.42 INCHES/1971
14TH..0.43 INCHES/2002
15TH..0.44 INCHES/1976...2007
16TH..0.45 INCHES/1990...2016*
17TH..0.48 INCHES/1970...1985
18TH..0.51 INCHES/1950
19TH..0.52 INCHES/1967
20TH..0.53 INCHES/2004

&&

FRESNO

MARCH 1ST...RECORD HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 79 DEGREES WAS TIED. THE
PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH OF 79 DEGREES ON THIS DATE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1975.
NO OTHER DAILY TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN
DURING MARCH, 2016.

FRESNO TIED WITH 2001 FOR ITS 11TH WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD.

TOP 15 WARMEST MARCHES/YEARS:

1ST...64.0 DEGREES/2015
2ND...62.5 DEGREES/2004
3RD...62.4 DEGREES/2014
4TH...62.1 DEGREES/2013
5TH...60.7 DEGREES/1972
6TH...60.3 DEGREES/1978...1986
7TH...60.2 DEGREES/1993...2007
8TH...59.9 DEGREES/1997
9TH...59.3 DEGREES/1994
10TH..58.8 DEGREES/1992
11TH..58.7 DEGREES/2001...2016*
12TH..58.4 DEGREES/1984
13TH..58.0 DEGREES/2003
14TH..57.9 DEGREES/1989
15TH..57.8 DEGREES/2005


FRESNO HAD ITS 14TH WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD.

TOP 15 WETTEST MARCHES/YEARS:

1ST...7.24 INCHES/1991
2ND...5.88 INCHES/1995
3RD...5.79 INCHES/1958
4TH...4.76 INCHES/1982
5TH...4.73 INCHES/2006
6TH...4.53 INCHES/1983
7TH...4.25 INCHES/1978
8TH...3.60 INCHES/1949
9TH...3.57 INCHES/1952
10TH..3.46 INCHES/2011
11TH..3.44 INCHES/1998
12TH..3.42 INCHES/1986
13TH..3.15 INCHES/1967
14TH..2.93 INCHES/2016*
15TH..2.90 INCHES/1954

&&

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH LOWS OF 32 DEGREES OR LOWER SO FAR

        BAKERSFIELD       FRESNO

NOVEMBER      1              1
DECEMBER      6             10
JANUARY       1              1
FEBRUARY      0              0
MARCH         0              0
TOTAL         8             12
NORMAL       14             15

FIRST DATES OF MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 32 DEGREES OR LOWER:

BAKERSFIELD...NORMAL...DEC 10TH. ACTUAL...NOV 30TH (32 DEGREES)
FRESNO........NORMAL...DEC 2ND.  ACTUAL...NOV 29TH (32 DEGREES)

LAST DATES OF MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 32 DEGREES OR LOWER:

BAKERSFIELD...NORMAL...JAN 30TH. ACTUAL...JAN 1ST (27 DEGREES)
FRESNO........NORMAL...FEB 9TH.  ACTUAL...JAN 1ST (29 DEGREES)

&&

RAINFALL DEPARTURES

                                   BAKERSFIELD       FRESNO

LAST MONTH.......ACTUAL.............0.18 INCH.........0.33 INCHES
                 NORMAL...........  1.24 INCHES.......2.03 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-1.06 INCHES......-1.70 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......12.9..............16.3

LAST 6 MONTHS....ACTUAL.............3.91 INCHES......12.88 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............5.57 INCHES.......9.72 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-1.66 INCHES.......3.16 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......70.2.............132.5

LAST 12 MONTHS...ACTUAL.............4.98 INCHES......15.32 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............6.47 INCHES......11.50 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-1.49 INCHES.......3.82 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......76.9.............133.2

SINCE JAN 1ST....ACTUAL.............2.58 INCHES.......7.68 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............3.61 INCHES.......6.25 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-1.03 INCHES.......1.43 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......71.4.............122.9

&&

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