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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
1003 PM EDT TUE APR 7 2020

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...THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL AIRPORT NC CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              94   03/29/1907
 LOW               11   03/02/1980
                        03/06/1960
HIGHEST            89   03/28                         76
LOWEST             24   03/01                         23
AVG. MAXIMUM     67.2              63.4     3.8     59.7
AVG. MINIMUM     48.7              39.9     8.8     38.7
MEAN             58.0              51.6     6.4     49.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                                  0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2                                  9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                                  0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.78   1983
TOTALS           2.13              4.11   -1.98     3.17
DAYS >= .01        11               9.8     1.2
DAYS >= .10         5               6.8    -1.8
DAYS >= .50         1               3.0    -2.0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.9    -0.9
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.13   03/24 TO 03/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           17.8   1927
                        0
                        -26215
 SNOW DEPTH        11   03/03/1980
TOTALS            0.0               0.5    -0.5      0.0
SINCE 7/1         2.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     264               424    -160      483
 SINCE 7/1       2410              2996    -586     2973
COOLING TOTAL      52                11      41        1
 SINCE 1/1         55                12      43
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/230    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/220    DATE  03/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         19

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                14    FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       14    FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      0

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

&&

MARCH 2020 WAS THE FIFTH WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD AT THE RALEIGH-
DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AVERAGING 58.0 DEGREES. THE WARMEST
MARCH ON RECORD WAS IN 2012, AVERAGING 60.4 DEGREES.

A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 57 DEGREES WAS TIED AT
THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON MARCH 10TH. THIS TIED
THE OLD RECORD SET IN 2016.

A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 63 DEGREES WAS SET AT
THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON MARCH 13TH. THIS BROKE
THE OLD RECORD OF 62 SET IN 2006.

A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 66 DESGREES WAS SET AT
THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON MARCH 20TH. THIS BROKE
THE OLD RECORD OF 65 DEGREES SET IN 1948.

A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 69 DEGREES WAS SET AT
THE RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON MARCH 29TH. THIS BROKE
THE OLD RECORD OF 66 DEGREES SET IN 1907.

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