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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
1020 PM EDT MON APR 3 2017

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...THE FORT MYERS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

     ...10TH DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1902 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME MARCH RECORD
 HIGH              93   03/19/1980
                        03/04/1948
 LOW               33   03/03/1980
                        03/02/1920

MARCH 2017
HIGHEST            90   03/28        MM      MM       87  03/27
                        03/23                             03/26
                        03/11
LOWEST             45   03/16        MM      MM       47  03/22
AVG. MAXIMUM     83.7              80.4     3.3     81.8
AVG. MINIMUM     60.7              59.4     1.3     62.8
MEAN             72.2              69.9     2.3     72.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      3               0.1     2.9        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME MARCH RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.58   1970
 MINIMUM         0.00   1935

MARCH 2017
TOTALS           0.16              2.88   -2.72     1.06
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.09   -0.08     0.03
DAYS >= .01         1               6.2    -5.2        6
DAYS >= .10         1               4.0    -3.0        2
DAYS >= .50         0               1.7    -1.7        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.16   03/13 TO 03/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      11                24     -13        9
 SINCE 7/1         76               284    -208      204
COOLING TOTAL     243               176      67      246
 SINCE 1/1        585               361     224      357
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/060    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/050    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           27
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      5
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REMARKS
THE MARCH 2017 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.2 DEGREES
RANKS AS THE 14TH WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902.
THE WARMEST MARCH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 75.9 DEGREES
WHICH OCCURRED IN 1997.

THE MARCH 2017 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 0.16 INCHES RANKS AS
THE 10TH DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902.


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

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