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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
600 AM EDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE ROANOKE VA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1912 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   03/19/1945
 LOW                9   03/10/1996
                        03/15/1993
HIGHEST            80   03/27                         83
LOWEST             16   03/15                         25
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.2              58.0     1.2     64.7
AVG. MINIMUM     37.9              36.7     1.2     43.5
MEAN             48.6              47.3     1.3     54.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13               9.7     3.3        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.91   1993
 MINIMUM         0.35   2006
TOTALS           2.32              3.46   -1.14     2.25
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.11   -0.04     0.07
DAYS >= .01         9              10.4    -1.4       11
DAYS >= .10         8               6.6     1.4        6
DAYS >= .50         1               2.2    -1.2        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.97                               1.03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.1                                1.0
DAYS >= TRACE       5                                  2
DAYS >= 1.0         0                                  1
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL      0.1                                1.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     504               552     -48      339
COOLING TOTAL       2                 5      -3       10
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/310    DATE  03/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/310    DATE  03/01

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     52

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      1
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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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PW



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