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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
931 AM EDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1903 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              93   03/30/1907
 LOW                5   03/06/1960
HIGHEST            86   03/16                         82
LOWEST             28   03/05                         20
                        03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.0              60.9     7.1     62.2
AVG. MINIMUM     45.9              39.1     6.8     39.8
MEAN             57.0              50.0     7.0     51.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                                  0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3                                  7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                                  0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.76   1975
TOTALS           1.96              3.73   -1.77     2.72
DAYS >= .01        11
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.26   03/27 TO 03/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.3   1960
                        0
                        -26215
 SNOW DEPTH        14   03/10/1960
TOTALS            0.0               0.8    -0.8        T
SINCE 7/1         4.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.3    -0.3        0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     268               470    -202      428
 SINCE 7/1       2654              3325    -671     3513
COOLING TOTAL      26                 5      21        2
 SINCE 1/1         26                 5      21        2
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/270    DATE  03/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/290    DATE  03/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     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.

&&

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE MARCH 10 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 78 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE RECORD HIGH LAST SET IN 2000.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE MARCH 10 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 58 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 57 DEGREES SET
IN 2006.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE MARCH 11 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 62 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 58 DEGREES SET
IN 2000.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE MARCH 12 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 59 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 58 DEGREES SET
IN 1955.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE MARCH 13 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 61 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 59 DEGREES SET
IN 2006.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE MARCH 16 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 86 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 85 DEGREES SET
IN 1945.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH 2016 AT PIEDMONT TRIAD
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 57.0 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE 5TH WARMEST
MARCH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD.

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