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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
852 AM EDT WED APR 1 2020

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...THE ROCHESTER NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              86   03/29/1905
 LOW               -9   03/06/2014
HIGHEST            70   03/20                         70  03/14
LOWEST             17   03/01                          6  03/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     48.6              42.8     5.8     42.2
AVG. MINIMUM     31.7              25.8     5.9     24.7
MEAN             40.1              34.3     5.8     33.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               5.5    -4.5        5
DAYS MIN <= 32     16              23.2    -7.2       24
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.02   1873
 MINIMUM         0.47   1958
TOTALS           1.64              2.50   -0.86     1.72
DAYS >= .01        16                                 16
DAYS >= .10         7                                  5
DAYS >= .50         0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.35   03/28 TO 03/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           54.0   1900
TOTALS            4.1              16.3   -12.2     13.9
SINCE 7/1        87.7              95.2    -7.5     94.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3        2
DAYS >= 1.0         1               4.0    -3.0        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/07                          6  03/04
 24 HR TOTAL      3.3   03/06 TO 03/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     762               952    -190      969
 SINCE 7/1       5207              5738    -531     5589
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    48/260
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    61/260    DATE  03/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            1
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                3     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.

&&

...QUIET START TO SPRING...

ON THE HEELS OF A TAME WINTER, THE START OF METEOROLOGICAL SPRING
WAS QUIET...THIS FOR A MONTH THAT CAN HAVE ACTIVE WEATHER. THE ONLY
STORM SYSTEM OF NOTE FOR THE MONTH WAS MARCH 20TH, WHEN A WIND STORM
BROUGHT STRONG, GUSTY WINDS ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK WITH ISOLATED
WIND DAMAGE. IT WAS A MILD MONTH, WITH THE WARMTH PEAKING ON THE
29TH AND SUPPORTING THE FIRST WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS OF THE SPRING
SEASON.

THE TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 40.1F, WHICH TIES 2016 FOR THE 13TH WARMEST
MARCH ON RECORD. THERE WERE ONLY 5 DAYS THAT AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL,
AND 25 AVERAGING ABOVE NORMAL. FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THIS
CALENDAR YEAR, 69 DAYS HAVE AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL, WITH JUST 20
AVERAGING BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 15 DAYS THIS MONTH THAT REACHED
50F OR WARMER, TIED FOR 10TH GREATEST ON RECORD AND DOUBLE THE
AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS REACHING 50F. THERE WAS ONE TEMPERATURE
RECORD, THIS A RECORD WARM MINIMUM ON THE 9TH, WITH THE LOW OF 47F
TOPPING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 45F SET JUST 4 YEARS AGO.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH TOTALED 1.64 INCHES, WELL BELOW THE
AVERAGE OF 2.50 INCHES. LIGHT PRECIPITATION WAS FREQUENT, WITH
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION ON 16 DAYS, BUT THERE WAS A LACK OF HEAVY
PRECIPITATION WITH NO CALENDAR DAY OF OVER A HALF INCH OF
PRECIPITATION. SNOWFALL WAS NOTABLY ABSENT, WITH ONLY 4.1 INCHES FOR
THE ENTIRE MONTH, WELL BELOW THE AVERAGE OF 16.3 INCHES. THE
MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON JUST FOUR DAYS ON THE 4TH, 6TH, 23RD, AND
24TH WITH A TRACE OF SNOW RECORDED ON ONE OTHER DAY.

IN SUMMARY, IT WAS A WARM AND VERY BENIGN MARCH WEATHER-WISE.

&&

HITCHCOCK/THOMAS

$$


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