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

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

     ...8TH DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 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              92   03/30/1907
                        03/25/1907
 LOW               29   03/03/1980

MARCH 2018
HIGHEST            85   03/26        MM      MM       87  03/29
LOWEST             45   03/16        MM      MM       42  03/16
AVG. MAXIMUM     75.5              76.3    -0.8     79.3
AVG. MINIMUM     56.7              58.2    -1.5     60.6
MEAN             66.1              67.3    -1.2     70.0
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 2018
TOTALS           0.35              3.03   -2.68     0.99
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.10   -0.09     0.03
DAYS >= .01         6               6.6    -0.6        2
DAYS >= .10         2               4.1    -2.1        1
DAYS >= .50         0               1.9    -1.9        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.12   03/20 TO 03/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      67                56      11       28
 SINCE 7/1        338               527    -189      164
COOLING TOTAL     108               126     -18      191
 SINCE 1/1        425               239     186      444
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/210    DATE  03/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    35/220    DATE  03/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

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                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      3
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REMARKS
THE MARCH 2018 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 66.1 DEGREES RANKS
AS THE 78TH WARMEST/51ST COOLEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN
1890. THE WARMEST MARCH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 74.4
DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED IN 2012 AND THE COOLEST MARCH HAD AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 57.7 DEGREES IN 1915.

THE MARCH 2018 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 0.35 INCHES RANKS AS
THE 8TH DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890.


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

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