Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KGYX 021447 CLMCON PWMCLMCON 000 TTAA00 KGYX 021318 CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 1047 AM EDT SAT APR 2 2016 ................................... ...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2016 WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 89 03/31/1998 LOW -20 03/06/1869 HIGHEST 77 03/09 67 10 52 03/26 LOWEST 12 03/03 0 12 -8 03/01 AVG. MAXIMUM 50.6 43.8 6.8 38.9 AVG. MINIMUM 28.6 22.5 6.1 16.5 MEAN 39.6 33.1 6.5 27.7 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 2 3.5 -1.5 8 DAYS MIN <= 32 20 26.1 -6.1 29 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.8 -0.8 3 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 9.80 1936 MINIMUM T 1915 TOTALS 2.67 3.27 -0.60 1.48 DAILY AVG. 0.09 0.11 -0.02 0.05 DAYS >= .01 11 11.5 -0.5 13 DAYS >= .10 8 6.7 1.3 5 DAYS >= .50 2 2.1 -0.1 1 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.6 -0.6 0 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.79 03/02 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 38.3 1956 TOTALS 2.3 11.1 -8.8 5.8 SINCE 7/1 27.0 58.6 -31.6 90.0 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 DAYS >= TRACE 7 5.3 1.7 12 DAYS >= 1.0 1 2.9 -1.9 3 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 2 03/21 24 HR TOTAL 2.3 03/21 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 782 987 -205 1148 SINCE 7/1 5131 6247 -1116 6602 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0 ................................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 7.4 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 37/310 DATE 03/17 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 52/310 DATE 03/17 SKY COVER AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 58 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 5 LIGHT RAIN 12 FREEZING RAIN 1 LT FREEZING RAIN 1 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 1 LIGHT SNOW 4 FOG 13 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 2 HAZE 6 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && THE TREND OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AT CONCORD CONTINUED THROUGH MUCH OF MARCH. THERE WERE A FEW DAYS OF COLD DAYS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH, BUT THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH WAS VERY WARM WITH OCCASIONAL RAINFALL. ON MARCH 9TH THE TEMPERATURE SOARED TO 77 DEGREES, THE WARMEST OF THE MONTH AND THE YEAR SO FAR. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THAT DAY WAS 28 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, THE GREATEST DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL FOR A SINGLE DAY IN ANY MONTH SINCE MARCH 22, 2012. THE WEATHER PATTERN SHIFTED AROUND THE 18TH WHEN MORE TYPICAL MARCH WEATHER RETURNED. MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON MARCH 21, THE FIRST FULL DAY OF SPRING, BUT THE SPRING SUN QUICKLY MELTED THIS LATE SEASON SNOW. THE TEMPERATURE REBOUNDED AGAIN BY THE 31ST WHEN THE TEMPERATURE ROSE INTO THE 70S AGAIN. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 39.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 6.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS ALMOST 12 DEGREES WARMER THAN LAST MARCH AND THE 6TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THIS MARKS THE 5TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES DATING BACK TO OCTOBER 2015. THE WARMEST MARCH WAS 2012 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 42.1 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 23.5 DEGREES IN 1885. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE WARMEST MARCHES ON RECORD AT CONCORD. WARMEST MARCH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (SINCE 1869) RANK TEMP YEAR 1 42.1 2012 2 41.1 1921 41.1 1946 4 40.6 1945 5 39.8 1903 6 39.6 2016 <=== 7 39.4 2010 39.4 1936 39.4 1871 10 39.3 1902 A TOTAL OF 2.67 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.60 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 2ND WHEN 0.79 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD WAS 1936 WHEN 9.80 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1915 WHEN ONLY A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS OBSERVED. THERE WAS 2.3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN MARCH WHICH IS 8.8 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. ALL OF THIS SNOW FELL ON MARCH 21ST. THE SNOWIEST MARCH WAS 1956 WHEN 38.3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED. THE LEAST SNOWY MARCH WAS 1921 WHEN NO SNOW WAS OBSERVED. THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN JANUARY 2016... DATE RECORD PREVIOUS 9 77 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE 67 IN 2000 $$ KIMBLE

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