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

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...THE SARASOTA BRADENTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 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              91   03/19/1921
 LOW               30   03/03/1980
                        03/04/1943
                        03/02/1941

MARCH 2017
HIGHEST            85   03/23        MM      MM       86  03/30
                                                          03/26
                                                          03/24
LOWEST             39   03/16        MM      MM       44  03/22
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.2              76.2     1.0     80.2
AVG. MINIMUM     56.5              57.1    -0.6     61.6
MEAN             66.9              66.6     0.3     70.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        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        11.10   1987
 MINIMUM        TRACE   1939

MARCH 2017
TOTALS           0.74              3.86   -3.12     0.92
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.12   -0.10     0.03
DAYS >= .01         2                MM      MM        3
DAYS >= .10         2                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= .50         0                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.48   03/13 TO 03/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      53                49       4       14
 SINCE 7/1        201               467    -266      320
COOLING TOTAL     117               100      17      203
 SINCE 1/1        291               204      87      269
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/290    DATE  03/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/300    DATE  03/14

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)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1
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REMARKS
THE MARCH 2017 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 66.9 DEGREES TIES
WITH 2009 AS THE 53RD WARMEST/50TH COOLEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1911. THE WARMEST MARCH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
73.0 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED IN 2012 AND THE COOLEST MARCH WAS IN
1915 AT 57.0 DEGREES FOR AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE.

THE MARCH 2017 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 0.74 INCHES RANKS AS
THE 17TH DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911.


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

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