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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1211 PM EDT MON APR 3 2017

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              85   03/31/1998
 LOW              -11   03/01/1982
HIGHEST            50   03/08        60     -10       64  03/31
                                                          03/10
                                                          03/09
LOWEST             -4   03/11         3      -7        6  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     34.3              40.4    -6.1     43.3
AVG. MINIMUM     18.4              23.4    -5.0     26.1
MEAN             26.3              31.9    -5.6     34.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13               5.1     7.9        4
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              25.3     2.7       24
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               0.5     0.5        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.71   1953
 MINIMUM         0.59   1965
TOTALS           3.49              3.37    0.12     3.50
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.11    0.00     0.11
DAYS >= .01        11              11.0     0.0       11
DAYS >= .10         6               6.6    -0.6        7
DAYS >= .50         1               2.1    -1.1        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.6     0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.14   03/14 TO 03/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1192              1026     166      933
 SINCE 7/1       6004              6369    -365     5612
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/030    DATE  03/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    61/030    DATE  03/14

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 0
RAIN                      1     LIGHT RAIN                 7
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           4
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               12     FOG                       14
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     8     HAZE                       3

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

&&

THE PERSISTENT LATE-FEBRUARY WARMTH CONTINUED INTO THE FIRST FEW
DAYS OF MARCH. BUT BY THE 3RD A COLD FRONT HAD BROUGHT A CHANGE IN
TEH WEATHER PATTERN AND USHERED IN MUCH COLDER WINTER-LIKE
TEMPERATURES. SEVERAL MORE ROUNDS OF ARCTIC AIR PUSHED INTO NEW
ENGLAND THROUGH THE MONTH, ALONG WITH OCCASIONAL SNOWFALL. FOR 7
STRAIGHT DAYS IN MID MARCH THE TEMPERATURE DID NOT RISE ABOVE
FREEZING. ON THE 14TH A STRONG NOR`EASTER BROUGHT HEAVY SNOWFALL.
THE SNOW WAS ACCOMPANIED BY WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 61 MPH LEADING
TO BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. ALTHOUGH THE GENERALLY COLD WEATHER
CONTINUED THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH, THE INTENSE COLD GRADUALLY
ABATED. BY THE END OF THE MONTH THE TEMPERATURE WAS CREEPING BACK UP
CLOSER TO NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 26.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 5.6
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE 6TH COLDEST ON RECORD. THE COLDEST
MARCH WAS IN 2014 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 24.5 DEGREES. THE
WARMEST WAS IN 2010 WHEN IT WAS 39.4 DEGREES. THREE OF THE LAST FOUR
YEARS HAVE FINISHED IN THE TOP TEN COLDEST MARCHES. THE FOLLOWING
TABLE LISTS THE COLDEST MARCHES ON RECORD AT AUGUSTA.

COLDEST MARCH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  TEMP  YEAR
1     24.5  2014
2     24.7  1956
3     25.6  1967
4     25.7  1950
5     26.0  1984
6     26.3  2017 <===
7     26.9  2015
8     27.2  1960
9     28.3  1955

A TOTAL OF 3.49 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.12 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON MARCH 14 WHEN MORE
THAN 2 INCHES OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT SNOWFALL WAS REPORTED. THE
WETTEST MARCH WAS IN 1953 WHEN 9.71 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST
WAS IN 1965 WITH ONLY 0.59 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN MARCH 2017...
DATE RECORD                                  PREVIOUS
1    36 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE            36 IN 1999 AND 1998 /TIED/
11   14 - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE           22 IN 1960
11   -4 - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE            0 IN 2005 AND 1953

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KIMBLE


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