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

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...THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              94   03/29/1907
 LOW               11   03/02/1980
                        03/06/1960
HIGHEST            86   03/16                         82
LOWEST             28   03/03                         20
AVG. MAXIMUM     69.4              63.4     6.0     62.7
AVG. MINIMUM     47.3              39.9     7.4     39.8
MEAN             58.4              51.6     6.8     51.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                                  0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2                                  6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                                  0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.78   1983
TOTALS           4.04              4.11   -0.07     3.28
DAYS >= .01        12
DAYS >= .10         4
DAYS >= .50         3
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.87   03/14 TO 03/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           17.8   1927
                        0
                        -26215
 SNOW DEPTH        11   03/03/1980
TOTALS              T               0.5    -0.5      0.0
SINCE 7/1         1.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       2
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     234               424    -190      419
 SINCE 7/1       2377              2996    -619     3316
COOLING TOTAL      38                11      27        4
 SINCE 1/1         38                12      26
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/230    DATE  03/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/240    DATE  03/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      0

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

&&

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE MARCH 10 AT RALEIGH DURHAM INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 57 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM LAST SET
IN 2006.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE MARCH 11 AT RALEIGH DURHAM INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 63 DEGREES. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 61 SET IN 2009.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE MARCH 16 AT RALEIGH DURHAM INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 86 DEGREES. THIS TIED THE OLD RECORD OF 86 LAST SET IN
1945.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH 2016 AT RALEIGH DURHAM
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 58.4 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE 4TH WARMEST
MARCH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD.

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