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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC

540 PM EDT TUE APR 5 2016

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...THE BALTIMORE MD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1870 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   03/29/1945
 LOW                4   03/04/2014
HIGHEST            82   03/09        76       6
LOWEST             22   03/03        19       3
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.2              53.6     7.6     50.3
AVG. MINIMUM     38.8              33.5     5.3     29.1
MEAN             50.0              43.6     6.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.6    -0.6
DAYS MIN <= 32      9              14.2    -5.2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.64   1994
 MINIMUM         0.18   2006
TOTALS           2.10              3.90   -1.80     4.67
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.13   -0.06
DAYS >= .01        10              10.4    -0.4
DAYS >= .10         5               7.0    -2.0
DAYS >= .50         2               2.5    -0.5
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.11   03/13 TO 03/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           25.6   1892
TOTALS            2.5               1.9     0.6
SINCE 7/1        35.1              20.1    15.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       5               1.1     3.9
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.5     0.5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/04
 24 HR TOTAL      1.6

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     460               666    -206      777
 SINCE 7/1       3481              4261    -780     4592
COOLING TOTAL       4                 1       3        0
 SINCE 1/1          4                 1       3        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/270    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/270    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      1
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      8

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

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BALTIMORE MD...BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...

THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL...AND RANKED
AS THE SIXTH WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD. MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS WELL
BELOW NORMAL. MONTHLY SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL.

A RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 82 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
9TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 79 SET IN 1964.

A RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
10TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 77 SET IN 2006.

A RECORD DAILY HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 57 WAS SET ON THE
10TH...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 56 SET IN 2006.

THIS MARCH BROKE THE STRETCH OF CONSECUTIVE COLDER AND SNOWIER THAN
NORMAL MARCHES THAT BEGAN IN 2013. TWO DAYS REACHED OR EXCEEDED 80
DEGREES. OVERALL...THIS WAS THE WARMEST AND DRIEST MARCH SINCE 2012.


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