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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
148 PM EDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE HARRISBURG PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   03/30/1998
 LOW                    03/07/2015
HIGHEST            79   03/10                         68  03/26
                        03/09
LOWEST             24   03/05                         -1  03/07
                        03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.6              50.4     9.2     45.7
AVG. MINIMUM     36.5              33.0     3.5     26.1
MEAN             48.0              41.7     6.3     35.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.1    -1.1        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     10              13.4    -3.4       23
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.61   1936
 MINIMUM         0.25   1910
TOTALS           1.30              3.37   -2.07     3.56
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.11   -0.07     0.11
DAYS >= .01         6              10.9    -4.9       15
DAYS >= .10         3               6.7    -3.7        9
DAYS >= .50         0               2.5    -2.5        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.71   03/13 TO 03/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.8   1993
TOTALS            0.2               5.2    -5.0     11.8
SINCE 7/1        37.9              30.2     7.7     39.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.3    -1.3        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   MM                             6  03/06
 24 HR TOTAL      0.2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     520               723    -203      894
 SINCE 7/1       3892              4711    -819     5197
COOLING TOTAL       1                 1       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          1                 1       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/310    DATE  03/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/280    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      7

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

A RECORD HIGH OF 79 DEGREES WAS SET ON MARCH 9. THIS BROKE THE OLD
RECORD OF 78 SET IN 2000.

A RECORD HIGH OF 79 DEGREES WAS SET ON MARCH 10. THIS BROKE THE OLD
RECORD OF 72 SET IN 2006.

A CONTINUOUS WEATHER RECORD HAS BEEN KEPT AT HARRISBURG SINCE 1888.

$$

HAGNER


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