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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
445 AM EDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE HARRISBURG PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 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              87   03/30/1998
 LOW                    03/07/2015
HIGHEST            76   03/25                         79  03/10
                                                          03/09
LOWEST             13   03/05                         24  03/05
                                                          03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     48.9              50.4    -1.5     59.6
AVG. MINIMUM     31.4              33.0    -1.6     36.5
MEAN             40.1              41.7    -1.6     48.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               1.1     0.9        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     15              13.4     1.6       10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.61   1936
 MINIMUM         0.25   1910
TOTALS           4.72              3.37    1.35     1.30
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.11    0.04     0.04
DAYS >= .01        15              10.9     4.1        6
DAYS >= .10         7               6.7     0.3        3
DAYS >= .50         2               2.5    -0.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.73   03/14 TO 03/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.8   1993
TOTALS           18.4               5.2    13.2      0.2
SINCE 7/1        23.9              30.2    -6.3     37.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         3               1.3     1.7        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        15   03/16                         -1  MM
                        03/15
 24 HR TOTAL     14.7   MM                       03/14 TO 03/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     762               723      39      520
 SINCE 7/1       4000              4711    -711     3892
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        1
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        1
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/310    DATE  03/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/290    DATE  03/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      6

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

&&

A RECORD SNOWFALL OCCURRED ON THE 14TH WITH 14.7 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.
THE OLD RECORD WAS 8.3 INCHES SET IN 1999.

THE 18.4 INCHES OF SNOWFALL FOR MARCH BROKE THE RECORD FOR 8TH PLACE
FOR THE MOST SNOW IN THE MONTH OF MARCH. THE OLD RECORD FOR 8TH PLACE
WAS BACK IN 1958 WHEN 16.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL OCCURRED.

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MARTIN


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