Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
800 PM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE OMAHA EPPLEY, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            79   03/07
LOWEST             19   03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.4              50.9     8.5
AVG. MINIMUM     35.5              28.1     7.4
MEAN             47.5              39.5     8.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1
DAYS MIN <= 32     13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.96   1973
 MINIMUM            T   1910
TOTALS           1.03              1.99   -0.96
DAILY AVG.       0.03
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         4
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.43   03/26 TO 03/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           29.2   1912
TOTALS              T               4.2
SINCE 7/1        27.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   03/01
 24 HR TOTAL        T   03/24 TO 03/24
                        03/19 TO 03/19
                        03/01 TO 03/01

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     537               791    -254
 SINCE 7/1       4503              5589   -1086
COOLING TOTAL       2                 1       1
 SINCE 1/1          2                 1       1
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/360    DATE  03/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/350    DATE  03/24

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              4     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      3

-  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 MUCH WARMER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL IN OMAHA...

MARCH WAS DOMINATED BY WARM WEATHER...WITH A FEW LIGHT RAIN EVENTS
SPRINKLED THROUGH THE MONTH AND NO MEASURABLE SNOWFALL.  THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 47.5 DEGREES WAS THE 5TH WARMEST ON RECORD IN
OMAHA...AND THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 1.03 INCHES RANKED ON THE DRY
SIDE OF THE MIDDLE.  OMAHA RECEIVED NO MEASURABLE SNOW IN
MARCH...COMPARED TO A NORMAL MONTHLY SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 4.2 INCHES.

THE MONTH DID BEGIN COLD...AND IN THE MIDST OF A DRY SPELL THAT
LASTED THROUGH THE 11TH.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH...AT
19 DEGREES...OCCURRED ON THE 2ND...AND THE ONLY SUBFREEZING HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS 31 DEGREES ON THE 1ST.  TEMPERATURES QUICKLY
REBOUNDED TO ABOVE-NORMAL READINGS FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE
17TH...INCLUDING READINGS ON SEVERAL DAYS THAT WERE 20 TO 30 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURES OF THE MONTH WERE ON THE
7TH...WITH A HIGH OF 79 AND A LOW OF 54 THAT WERE BOTH DAILY RECORD
WARM READINGS. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 50 DEGREES ON THE 14TH
ALSO WAS A RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE.  AFTER A
PROLONGED DRY STRETCH...MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON 3 OF 4 DAYS FROM THE
12TH THROUGH THE 15TH...WITH THUNDER ON THE 14TH AND 15TH.

FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH...TEMPERATURES OSCILLATED MORE FREQUENTLY
BETWEEN ABOVE- AND BELOW-NORMAL READINGS.  TEMPERATURES DIPPED BELOW
NORMAL BRIEFLY ON THE 18TH TO 20TH...WITH LIGHT RAIN ON THE 19TH.
ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOLLOWED ON THE 21ST TO 23RD...WITH
THUNDERSTORMS BRINGING ADDITIONAL LIGHT RAIN...BUT THE ASSOCIATED
COLD FRONT BROUGHT NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 46 MPH ON THE
24TH...AS WELL AS TEMPERATURES BACK BELOW NORMAL FROM THE 24TH TO
27TH.   THE MONTH ENDED WITH ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON THE 28TH
TO 31ST...INCLUDING THUNDER ON THE 30TH AND LIGHT RAIN ON THE 30TH
AND 31ST.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2016:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
MARCH 7      WARM MAX TEMP     79      76 (2000)
MARCH 7      WARM MIN TEMP     54      52 (2000)
MARCH 14     WARM MIN TEMP     50      49 (2012)


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