Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
933 AM EDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE NORTH CHARLESTON SC CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1938 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   03/10/1974
                        03/18/1963
 LOW               15   03/03/1980
HIGHEST            84   03/11                         82  03/16
LOWEST             33   03/26                         27  03/04
                        03/14
                        03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     66.3              69.6    -3.3     64.3
AVG. MINIMUM     43.6              46.7    -3.1     41.4
MEAN             55.0              58.1    -3.1     52.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               1.5    -1.5        4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.11   1983
                        1959
 MINIMUM         0.33   1938
TOTALS           4.93              3.71    1.22     4.07
DAYS >= .01        10               7.9     2.1        6
DAYS >= .10        10               5.1     4.9        3
DAYS >= .50         4               2.4     1.6        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.3    -0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.03   03/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0
SINCE 7/1           T               0.5    -0.5

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     314               239      75      380
 SINCE 7/1       1837              1875     -38     1765
COOLING TOTAL       9                27     -18       10
 SINCE 1/1         19                34     -15       31
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/330
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/300


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     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                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

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DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON...MARCH 2014

TEMPERATURE

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE    54.7
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL  -3.6
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE    77 ON 10 AND 23
LOWEST TEMPERATURE     33 ON 4

HEATING DEGREE DAYS

TOTAL FOR THE MONTH    313
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL  87
TOTAL FOR THE SEASON   1686
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL  30

COOLING DEGREE DAYS

TOTAL FOR THE MONTH    1
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL  -18
TOTAL FOR THE SEASON   1
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL  -22

PRECIPITATION

TOTAL FOR THE MONTH    5.26
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL  1.96
GREATEST IN 24 HOURS   2.87 ON 28 AND 29

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