Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KLWX 041025 CCA CLMDCA CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 625 AM EDT FRI APR 4 2014 ................................... ...THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL DC CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2014 WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE NORMAL ............................................................. TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 93 03/23/1907 LOW 4 03/04/1873 HIGHEST 73 03/22 78 -5 LOWEST 14 03/04 23 -9 AVG. MAXIMUM 52.2 55.9 -3.7 51.5 AVG. MINIMUM 33.5 37.6 -4.1 36.1 MEAN 42.9 46.8 -3.9 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 DAYS MAX <= 32 1 0.4 0.6 DAYS MIN <= 32 16 7.1 8.9 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 8.84 1891 MINIMUM 0.05 2006 TOTALS 4.26 3.48 0.78 2.80 DAILY AVG. 0.14 0.11 0.03 DAYS >= .01 10 10.5 -0.5 DAYS >= .10 8 6.5 1.5 DAYS >= .50 3 2.4 0.6 DAYS >= 1.00 2 0.9 1.1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 1.05 03/30 TO 03/30 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 19.3 1914 TOTALS 12.7 1.3 11.4 SINCE 7/1 32.0 15.4 16.6 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 1 DAYS >= TRACE 6 0.9 5.1 DAYS >= 1.0 4 0.4 3.6 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 7 03/17 24 HR TOTAL 3.9 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 678 568 110 651 SINCE 7/1 3844 3676 168 3465 COOLING TOTAL 0 2 -2 0 SINCE 1/1 0 2 -2 0 .............................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 9.8 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 39/290 DATE 03/12 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 52/320 DATE 03/12 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.70 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 3 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 15 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 13 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 53 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 4 LIGHT RAIN 9 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 3 SNOW 4 LIGHT SNOW 6 SLEET 2 FOG 10 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 4 HAZE 5 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && WASHINGTON DC...REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT... TEMPERATURES IN WASHINGTON DC THIS MARCH 2014 AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL. IT WAS THE COLDEST MARCH IN DC SINCE MARCH 1996...WHICH ALSO AVERAGED 42.9 DEGF. NO DAILY OR MONTHLY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET IN MARCH 2014. WHILE OVERALL PRECIPITATION TOTALED SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL IN DC... MONTHLY SNOWFALL AVERAGED MUCH ABOVE NORMAL. THE MARCH MONTHLY SNOWFALL OF 12.7 INCHES IN DC WAS 11.4 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL VALUE OF 1.3 INCHES. THIS IS THE MOST SNOWFALL OBSERVED IN MARCH SINCE 1960. TWO DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT IN MARCH. A NEW DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RECORD OF 3.9 INCHES WAS SET ON THE 17TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.9 INCHES SET IN 1965. THE SECOND DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RECORD OF 1.7 INCHES WAS SET ON THE 25TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.5 INCHES SET IN 1906. $$ DH/SMZ

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