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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
934 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE OMAHA EPPLEY, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH
2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            82   03/19
LOWEST             17   03/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.7              50.9     2.8
AVG. MINIMUM     32.9              28.1     4.8
MEAN             43.3              39.5     3.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     12
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.96   1973
 MINIMUM            T   1910
TOTALS           2.39              1.99    0.40
DAILY AVG.       0.08
DAYS >= .01         7
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         2
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.21   03/29 TO 03/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           29.2   1912
TOTALS            0.3               4.2
SINCE 7/1        11.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   03/13
 24 HR TOTAL      0.3   03/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     663               791    -128
 SINCE 7/1       4490              5589   -1099
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/160    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/280    DATE  03/06

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      1
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
>= INDICATES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO.
<= INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.

&&

...MARCH WAS WARMER AND SLIGHTLY WETTER THAN NORMAL IN OMAHA...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN MARCH OF 43.3 DEGREES WAS THE 24TH
WARMEST ON RECORD IN OMAHA.  THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 2.39 INCHES
WAS JUST SLIGHTLY WETTER THAN NORMAL...WITH BELOW-NORMAL SNOWFALL.

AS IS TYPICAL OF SPRING, THE MONTH OF MARCH WAS MARKED BY SWINGS
BETWEEN WARM AND COOL, WET AND DRY. NO LION OR LAMB USHERED THE
MONTH IN OR OUT, AS BOTH THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF MARCH WERE
RELATIVELY MILD AND BENIGN. TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR NORMAL FOR THE
FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH BEFORE SOARING TO READINGS WELL ABOVE
NORMAL FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE 8TH. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 78 ON
THE 6TH WAS A DAILY RECORD, ACCOMPANIED BY WEST WINDS GUSTING TO 53
MPH AND WITH THUNDERSTORMS BRINGING THE FIRST RAINFALL OF THE MONTH.
A PERIOD OF COOLER WEATHER FOLLOWED FROM THE 10TH TO THE 15TH. THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 10TH...AT 17
DEGREES...WITH TRACE OR LIGHT RAIN ALONG WITH FLURRIES ON THE 10TH
THROUGH THE 12TH. MEASURABLE SNOW FINALLY FELL ON THE 13TH...WITH
0.3 INCHES MEASURED AT EPPLEY AIRFIELD...AND WITH THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE REMAINING BELOW FREEZING FOR THE LAST TIME OF THE MONTH.

TEMPERATURES SWUNG BACK TO ABOVE-NORMAL READINGS FROM THE 16TH
THROUGH THE 24TH IN A GENERALLY MILD AND DRY PERIOD. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH, A DAILY RECORD AT AT 87 DEGREES, WAS
RECORDED ON THE 19TH. COOLER, CLOUDIER, AND WETTER CONDITIONS
ARRIVED ON THE 24TH-25TH AND LINGERED THROUGH THE REST OF THE MONTH,
WITH 9 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF OVERCAST OR NEARLY OVERCAST SKIES. RAIN
MEASURED 0.44 INCHES ON THE 24TH-25TH, WITH ANOTHER 1.11 INCHES ON
THE 28TH TO 30TH SETTING A DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD. TEMPERATURES
IN THAT PERIOD EXHIBITED LITTLE DIURNAL SWING AND GENERALLY WERE
WITHIN A FEW DEGREES OF NORMAL FOR DAILY AVERAGES, WITH BELOW-NORMAL
HIGHS AND ABOVE-NORMAL LOWS.

THE WINTER-TO-DATE SNOWFALL TOTAL FOR OMAHA NOW STANDS AT 11.4
INCHES...WHICH IS 25.4 INCHES BELOW THE WINTER-TO-DATE NORMAL AND
THE 4TH LOWEST WINTER-TO-DATE SNOW TOTAL ON RECORD. THE ACCUMULATED
WINTER SEASON SEVERITY INDEX (AWSSI) FOR OMAHA REMAINS THE LOWEST ON
RECORD FOR THE DATE.  UNLESS ADDITIONAL SNOW IS MEASURED AT EPPLEY
OR THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REMAINS BELOW FREEZING FOR A DAY, THE AWSSI
INDICATES THAT THE WINTER OF 2016-17 WILL HOLD AS THE RECORD MILDEST
WINTER IN OMAHA FROM 1950-51 TO PRESENT.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2017:
DATE          RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
MARCH 6       WARM MAX TEMP     78      77 (1972)
MARCH 29      PRECIPITATION      1.21   0.84 (1976)

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JEK/JRB/KG/MAYES



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