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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA...UPDATED TO ADD SUMMARY...
1055 AM CDT MON APR 6 2015

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...THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            92R  03/16
LOWEST             -6   03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.0              48.6    10.4
AVG. MINIMUM     26.5              26.2     0.3
MEAN             42.7              37.4     5.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      1
DAYS MAX <= 32      2
DAYS MIN <= 32     23
DAYS MIN <= 0       1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.27   1987
 MINIMUM            T   1910
TOTALS           0.82              1.77   -0.95
DAILY AVG.       0.03
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.68   03/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.8   1960
TOTALS            0.2               5.1
SINCE 7/1        20.5
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.2   03/26 TO 03/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     683               856    -173
 SINCE 7/1       5729              5949    -220
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/310    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/330    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20


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

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


&&

...MARCH WAS DRIER AND MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL IN NORFOLK...

MARCH WAS DOMINATED BY WARM AND DRY WEATHER...WITH JUST A COUPLE OF
COOL STRETCHES...AND WITH THE BULK OF PRECIPITATION FALLING IN JUST
ONE DAY.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 42.7 DEGREES WAS 5.3 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 7TH WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD...AND THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION OF 0.82 INCHES WAS 0.95 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE
41ST DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD.  MORE TELLINGLY...THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE FOR NORFOLK WAS 59.0 DEGREES...WHICH IS THE 5TH WARMEST
ON RECORD FOR MARCH.  ADDITIONALLY...WITH ONLY 0.2 INCHES OF SNOW IN
MARCH...THE TOTAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL OF 20.5 INCHES REMAINS WELL
BELOW NORMAL AND IS THE 18TH LOWEST TOTAL ON RECORD.

MARCH DID BEGIN ON THE COOL SIDE...WITH THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF
THE MONTH OCCURRING ON THE 5TH AT -6 DEGREES.  TEMPERATURES SWUNG
QUICKLY TO WARM READINGS ON THE 6TH...WITH ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES
CONTINUING THROUGH THE 23RD.  NO PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THAT
PERIOD...AND MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE NEVER FELL BELOW 49 DEGREES.  THE
WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH...92 DEGREES ON THE 16TH...WAS A DAILY
RECORD...BEATING THE PREVIOUS RECORD BY 8 DEGREES.  THAT 92 DEGREE
TEMPERATURE ALSO WAS THE EARLIEST READING OF 90 DEGREES OR WARMER ON
RECORD...BEATING THE  PREVIOUS RECORD OF 3/21/1907 BY 5 DAYS.
FINALLY...THE 92 DEGREE READING TIED THE ALL-TIME WARMEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH.

A COLD FRONT ON THE 24TH BROUGHT MUCH OF THE TOTAL MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION...WITH 0.68 INCHES OF RAIN...AND A SHIFT TO BELOW-
NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE 28TH.  RAIN FELL AGAIN ON THE
26TH...CHANGING TO A DUSTING OF SNOW.  MILD WEATHER RETURNED FOR THE
29TH THROUGH 31ST...ACCOMPANIED BY NORTHWEST WINDS ON THE 29TH
GUSTING AS HIGH AS 54 MPH...AND MARCH WENT OUT LIKE A LAMB.

DAILY RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2015: DATE         RECORD
READING  PREVIOUS RECORD MARCH 16     WARM MAX TEMP     92      84
(2012)

MONTHLY RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2015: DATE         RECORD
READING  PREVIOUS RECORD MARCH 16     WARM MAX TEMP     92      92
(TIES WITH 3/22/1910)

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JEK/TL/MAYES


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