March 2014 Climate Summary for NE FL & SE GA: Colder than Normal

March 2014 was colder than normal as a series of low pressure systems and cold frontal passages were experienced across Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida. Precipitation totals ranged quite a bit across the region as much of Northeast Florida reported above normal totals in the 4-8 inch range, while moving northward through Southeast Georgia rainfall totals were only on the order of 2-4 inches and ended up below normal for the month. The widespread heavy rainfall event during the middle of the month (16th-18th) produced widespread rainfall totals of 2-4 inches and pushed several river basins across Northeast Florida into Minor Flooding levels during the middle to latter part of the month. The colder than normal temperatures for the month were mainly caused by abundant cloudiness and several days early in the month struggled to reach into the 40s and 50s for daytime highs. Several mornings saw frost over inland locations and even a couple of brief sub-freezing events across Southeast Georgia and the Suwannee River Valley but no hard freeze events were recorded during the month.

March 2014 Monthly Observed Precipitation

Jacksonville, FL (JAX): March, 2014 Monthly Observed Precipitation Valid at 4/1/2014 1200 UTC - Created 4/1/14 23:37 UTC

March 2014 Monthly Percent of Normal Precipitation

Jacksonville, FL (JAX): March, 2014 Monthly Percent of Normal Precipitation Valid at 4/1/2014 1200 UTC - Created 4/1/14 23:39 UTC

March 2014 Climate Data

NWS Climate Station Average Temp Monthly High Monthly Low Total Precip Daily Max Precip Highest Wind Gust
Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 59.2 F (-2.5 F) 84 F on 16th 35 F on 14th 4.65" (+0.70") 1.88" on 17th 40 mph on 12th
Gainesville, FL (GNV) 60.3 F (-2.0 F) 83 F on 16th 33 F on 14th 5.50" (+1.17") 2.26" on 17th 48 mph on 29th
Alma, GA (AMG) 55.9 F (-4.3 F) 81 F on 11th 30 F on 14th 3.22" (-1.53") 1.06" on 16th 41 mph on 12th
St. Simons Isld, GA (SSI) 57.9 F (-2.4 F) 81 F on 3rd 37 F on 14th 2.54" (-1.34") 0.84" on 17th 37 mph on 12th

Jason Hess - Climate Focal Point

Questions & Comments: Send e-mail to jason.hess@noaa.gov

 

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL REPORTS FROM AROUND THE AREA...
JACKSONVILLE VICINITY...               NORTHEAST FLORIDA...
JACKSONVILLE BEACH..... 6.35           FERNANDINA BEACH..... 4.12
JACKSONVILLE NAS....... 5.46           GAINESVILLE ......... 5.50
MAYPORT NS............. 4.46           LAKE CITY 2E......... 8.53
WHITE HOUSE............ 3.73           GLEN ST MARY......... 7.17
BIG TALBOT ISLAND...... 4.27           FEDERAL POINT........ 5.75
LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND... 4.43           ST. AUGUSTINE LITEHS. 4.32
CRAIG FIELD............ 4.68           ST. AUGUSTINE ARPT... 5.37
SOUTH PONTE VEDRA...... 5.99           HASTINGS 4NE......... 4.84
GUANA RIVER ST PARK.... 6.17           HIGH SPRINGS......... 6.27
BEAUCLERC.............. 6.00           JASPER............... 8.14
BELL 4NW............. 7.22
ORANGE SPRINGS 2SSW.. 7.56
OCALA................ 4.56
STARKE............... 6.55
CRESCENT CITY........ 3.29
PALM COAST 6NE....... 3.18
WHITE SPRINGS 7N..... 6.23
BUNNELL.............. 2.40
FLAGLER BEACH........ 2.88
PALM COAST........... 3.08
MARINELAND........... 2.58
 
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...
BAXLEY 5NNW............ 3.77           WOODBINE............. 4.11
BRUNSWICK.............. 5.20           ST SIMONS ISLAND..... 2.54
HOMERVILLE 5N.......... 5.55           ALMA................. 3.22
PRIDGEN................ 4.61           PATTERSON............ 4.24
WAYCROSS 4NE........... 4.35           MANOR................ 4.90
NAHUNTA 6NE............ 5.53           HAZLEHURST........... 4.10
FARGO 17NE............. 5.23           FOLKSTON 9SW......... 4.60
 
RAINFALL REPORTS ARE PRELIMINARY. CO-OP SITES REPORT A 24 HOUR TOTAL
NOT BASED ON A MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT CALENDAR DAY.


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