Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
100 PM CDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE NORFOLK CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            67   03/14
LOWEST             11   03/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     46.8              48.6    -1.8
AVG. MINIMUM     27.6              26.2     1.4
MEAN             37.2              37.4    -0.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     23
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.27   1987
 MINIMUM            T   1910
TOTALS           1.63              1.77   -0.14
DAILY AVG.       0.05
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         4
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.83   03/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.8   1960
TOTALS            5.5               5.1
SINCE 7/1        34.3
DAYS >= 1.0         2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/08
                        03/07
                        03/06
 24 HR TOTAL      5.1   03/05 TO 03/06

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     855               856      -1
 SINCE 7/1       6055              5949     106
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/290    DATE  03/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/290    DATE  03/05

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              2
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
>= INDICATES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO.
<= INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.

&&

...MARCH JUST A BIT COLDER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL IN NORFOLK...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 37.2 DEGREES OR 0.2
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. PRECIPITATION MEASURED 1.63 INCHES,
0.14 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1.77 INCHES. SNOWFALL WAS 5.5
INCHES, 0.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

FEBRUARY STARTED OFF WARM WITH THE FIRST 5 DAYS AVERAGING
ALMOST 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS ON
THE 14TH WHEN THE HIGH REACHED 67 DEGREES AND THE COLDEST WAS
11 DEGREES ON THE 8TH.

ALTHOUGH SNOWFALL AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL FOR FEBRUARY THERE WAS NO
SIGNIFICANT STORM DURING THE MONTH BUT A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS THAT
MOVED THROUGH THE AREA. THE GREATEST SNOWFALL DURING THE MONTH WAS
3.7 INCHES ON THE 6TH WITH 5 DAYS IN WHICH A TRACE OR MORE OF SNOW
WAS REPORTED. THE GREATEST SNOW DEPTH ON THE GROUND DURING THE MONTH
WAS 2 INCHES FROM THE 6TH-8TH.

THE HIGHEST WINDS OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 5TH WITH GUSTS
REACHING 58 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST.

A NEW DAILY RAINFALL RECORD WAS SET ON THE 16TH WITH 0.83 INCHES
REPORTED. THE OLD RECORD WAS 0.75 SET IN 1987.


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