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

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...THE FORT MYERS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1902 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              93   03/19/1980
                        03/04/1948
 LOW               33   03/03/1980
                        03/02/1920

MARCH 2018
HIGHEST            88   03/26        MM      MM       90  03/28
                        03/02                             03/23
                                                          03/11
LOWEST             46   03/16        MM      MM       45  03/16
AVG. MAXIMUM     80.4              80.4     0.0     83.7
AVG. MINIMUM     57.1              59.4    -2.3     60.7
MEAN             68.7              69.9    -1.2     72.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        3
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        18.58   1970
 MINIMUM         0.00   1935

MARCH 2018
TOTALS           0.51              2.88   -2.37     0.16
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.09   -0.07     0.01
DAYS >= .01         6               6.2    -0.2        1
DAYS >= .10         2               4.0    -2.0        1
DAYS >= .50         0               1.7    -1.7        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.24   03/10 TO 03/10

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      22                24      -2       11
 SINCE 7/1        208               284     -76       76
COOLING TOTAL     146               176     -30      243
 SINCE 1/1        510               361     149      585
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/240    DATE  03/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    34/110    DATE  03/27

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           26
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4
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REMARKS
THE MARCH 2018 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 68.7 DEGREES TIES
WITH 1943 AS THE 70TH WARMEST/47TH COOLEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1902. THE WARMEST MARCH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
75.9 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED IN 1997 AND THE COOLEST MARCH HAD AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 61.1 DEGREES IN 1915.

THE MARCH 2018 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 0.51 INCHES TIES WITH
1928 AS THE 24TH DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902.


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

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