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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
950 AM PDT THU APR 3 2014

...MARCH 2014 CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR BAKERSFIELD AND FRESNO...
...FRESNO HAS THIRD WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD...
...BAKERSFIELD HAS SEVENTH WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD...
...RAINFALL DEPARTURES...

   NOTE...DATA ARE PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO REVISION BY THE
          NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER

........................BAKERSFIELD...........FRESNO

RAINFALL
MONTH
MARCH 2014..............0.36 INCH.............0.62 INCH
 NORMAL MARCH...........1.21 INCH.............2.03 INCHES
 DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL.-0.85 INCH............-1.41 INCH
 PERCENT OF NORMAL......29.8..................30.5
RAIN SEASON /JULY 1 TO JUNE 30/
 THROUGH MARCH 2014.....1.87 INCHES...........4.03 INCH
 NORMAL THROUGH MARCH...5.69 INCHES...........9.91 INCHES
 DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL.-3.82 INCHES..........-5.88 INCHES
 PERCENT OF NORMAL......32.9..................40.7

TEMPERATURE
AVERAGE HIGH
 MARCH 2014.............74.7..................74.3
 NORMAL MARCH...........68.7..................67.6
 DEPARTURE...............6.0...................6.7
 HIGHEST..................85....................85
 DATE...................16TH..................16TH...24TH
AVERAGE LOW
 MARCH 2014.............49.6..................50.4
 NORMAL MARCH...........46.5..................45.6
 DEPARTURE...............3.1...................4.8
 LOWEST...................42....................45
 DATE....................8TH..................11TH
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
 MARCH 2014.............62.2..................62.4
 NORMAL MARCH...........57.6..................56.6
 DEPARTURE...............4.6...................5.8

&&

RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN IN MARCH

BAKERSFIELD

NO TEMPERATURE OR PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE BROKEN OR TIED AT
   MEADOWS FIELD...BAKERSFIELD...DURING MARCH 2014.

FRESNO

 4TH...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 56 DEGREES.
       THE OLD RECORD WAS 55 DEGREES...SET IN 1991.

 6TH...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 57 DEGREES.
       THE OLD RECORD WAS 54 DEGREES...SET IN 2011.

24TH...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 85 DEGREES. THE
       OLD RECORD WAS 83 DEGREES...SET IN 1930.

&&

WARMEST MARCHES ON RECORD
/AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT/

       BAKERSFIELD              FRESNO

 1.    65.1...2004              63.8...1934
 2.    65.0...1934              62.5...2004
 3.    63.3...1972             *62.4...2014*
 4.    62.7...1910              62.1...2013
 5.    62.5...1978              60.9...1926
 6.    62.5...1926              60.7...1972
 7.   *62.2...2014*             60.3...1986
 8.    61.5...2007              60.3...1978
 9.    60.9...1993              60.2...2007
10.    60.9...1928              60.2...1993

&&

DRIEST MARCHES ON RECORD
/IN INCHES/

       BAKERSFIELD              FRESNO

 1.    0.00....1934             0.00....1972
 2.    TRACE...2008             TRACE...1934
 3.    TRACE...1972             0.01....1966
 4.    TRACE...1956             0.01....1926
 5.    0.02....1959             0.02....2008
 6.    0.06....1908             0.06....1923
 7.    0.09....1931             0.07....1955
 8.    0.12....1926             0.08....1956
 9.    0.16....1960             0.09....1959
10.    0.16....1957             0.10....1997
11.    0.17....1933             0.17....1944
12.    0.20....1914             0.17....1887
13.    0.21....1999             0.24....2009
14.    0.21....1997             0.25....1914
15.    0.25....2010             0.27....1988
16.    0.25....1955             0.29....1894
17.    0.29....1969             0.31....1951
18.    0.29....1966             0.34....1901
19.    0.31....1962             0.44....1976
20.    0.32....1915             0.46....1947
21    *0.36....2014*            0.48....1999
22.    0.36....2009             0.48....1984
23.    0.36....1951             0.48....1931
24.    0.37....2003             0.52....1994
25.    0.38....1961             0.52....1915

30.                            *0.62....2014*

&&

RAINFALL DEPARTURES

                                   BAKERSFIELD       FRESNO

LAST MONTH.......ACTUAL.............0.36 INCH.........0.62 INCH
                 NORMAL.............1.21 INCH.........2.03 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-0.85 INCH........-1.41 INCH
                 PCT OF NORMAL......29.8..............30.5

LAST 3 MONTHS....ACTUAL.............0.80 INCH.........3.30 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............3.61 INCHES.......6.25 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-2.81 INCHES......-2.95 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......22.2..............52.8

LAST 6 MONTHS....ACTUAL.............1.87 INCH.........4.02 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............5.57 INCHES.......9.72 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-3.70 INCHES......-5.70 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......33.6..............41.4

LAST 12 MONTHS...ACTUAL.............1.97 INCH.........4.19 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............6.47 INCHES......11.50 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-4.50 INCHES......-7.31 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......30.4..............57.3

SINCE JAN 1ST....ACTUAL.............0.36 INCH.........3.30 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............3.61 INCHES.......6.25 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-2.81 INCHES......-2.95 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......22.2..............52.8

&&

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