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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
1145 AM EDT TUE APR 3 2018

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...THE SARASOTA BRADENTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2018

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 2018
HIGHEST            86   03/26        MM      MM       85  03/23
LOWEST             40   03/16        MM      MM       39  03/16
AVG. MAXIMUM     75.2              76.2    -1.0     77.2
AVG. MINIMUM     53.7              57.1    -3.4     56.5
MEAN             64.5              66.6    -2.1     66.9
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 2018
TOTALS           2.30              3.86   -1.56     0.74
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.12   -0.05     0.02
DAYS >= .01         5                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= .10         3                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= .50         2                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.29   03/31 TO 03/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      90                49      41       53
 SINCE 7/1        389               467     -78      201
COOLING TOTAL      84               100     -16      117
 SINCE 1/1        324               204     120      291
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/230    DATE  03/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/270    DATE  03/20

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                7     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      4
HAZE                      0
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REMARKS
THE MARCH 2018 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 64.5 DEGREES
RANKS AS THE 82ND WARMEST/24TH 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 HAD
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 57.0 DEGREES IN 1915.

THE MARCH 2018 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 2.30 INCHES RANKS AS
THE 54TH WETTEST/54TH 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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