Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
735 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE TAMPA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

    ...4TH WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2015

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              92   03/30/1907
                        03/25/1907
 LOW               29   03/03/1980

MARCH 2015
HIGHEST            88   03/12        MM      MM       85  03/21
LOWEST             49   03/30        MM      MM       45  03/26
                                                          03/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.1              76.3     4.8     73.8
AVG. MINIMUM     64.8              58.2     6.6     57.6
MEAN             73.0              67.3     5.7     65.7
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        12.64   1959
 MINIMUM            T   2006
                        1907

MARCH 2015
TOTALS           1.03              3.03   -2.00     4.95
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.10   -0.07     0.16
DAYS >= .01         5               6.6    -1.6       10
DAYS >= .10         2               4.1    -2.1        6
DAYS >= .50         1               1.9    -0.9        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.56   03/27 TO 03/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      12                56     -44       48
 SINCE 7/1        467               527     -60      444
COOLING TOTAL     266               126     140       78
 SINCE 1/1        333               239      94      182
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/300    DATE  03/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    30/270    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      6
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REMARKS
THE MARCH 2015 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 73.0 DEGREES RANKS
AS THE 4TH WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890. THE WARMEST
MARCH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 74.4 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED
IN 2012.

THE MARCH 2015 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 1.03 INCHES RANKS AS THE
28TH DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890. THE DRIEST MARCH
HAD ONLY A TRACE OF RAIN WHICH OCCURRED IN 2006 AND 1907.


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

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