Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
740 PM EDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE CHARLESTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1901 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              92   03/25/1929
 LOW               -5   03/04/1943
HIGHEST            81   03/24        MM      MM       76  03/25
                                                          03/16
LOWEST             22   03/03        MM      MM        5  03/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     64.5              56.2     8.3     56.5
AVG. MINIMUM     40.4              35.4     5.0     33.4
MEAN             52.5              45.8     6.7     45.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.8    -0.8        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     10              12.4    -2.4       12
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.90   1890
 MINIMUM         0.66   1910
TOTALS           2.65              3.91   -1.26     5.77
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.13   -0.04     0.19
DAYS >= .01        14              14.4    -0.4       15
DAYS >= .10         8               8.4    -0.4        9
DAYS >= .50         0               2.7    -2.7        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.42   03/14 TO 03/15           03/04 TO 03/04
                                                          03/04 TO 03/04
                                                          03/04 TO 03/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.4   1914
TOTALS            2.0               5.8    -3.8     10.0
SINCE 7/1        32.0              35.0    -3.0     29.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= TRACE       2
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.8    -0.8        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/04                          7  03/06
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   03/03 TO 03/03           03/04 TO 03/04
                                                          03/04 TO 03/04
                                                          03/04 TO 03/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     385               600    -215      613
 SINCE 7/1       3320              4054    -734     4518
COOLING TOTAL       4                 5      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          4                 5      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.7
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/241
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/170    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/180    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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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