March 2013 Goes Down in the History Books. Click to Read More.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
535 PM EDT Mon Apr 1 2013 /435 PM CDT Mon Apr 1 2013/

...March 2013 was the 5th coldest March on record and was drier
than normal for Tallahassee...

The average monthly temperature for March recorded at the
Tallahassee Regional Airport was 55.5 degrees, or 4.9 degrees
below normal. This places March 2013 as the 5th coldest March
on record for Tallahassee. What makes this especially unique is
that it was only the 8th time since records began in the late
1800's that March was colder than January during the same
calender year with the most recent occurrence in 1974. This
unusually cold March also followed the 6th warmest winter on
record and was the coldest month in Tallahassee since January of
2012. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 86
degrees on the 24th. The lowest temperature was 27 degrees on the
4th and was one of 6 days with temperatures at or below the
freezing mark, 4 above normal. There were no temperature records
tied or broken during the month.

The following are the top 10 coldest March's on record:

1  53.3 1969
2  54.4 1915/1960
4  54.5 1971
5  55.5 2013
6  55.7 2010
7  55.9 1996
8  56.0 1947
9  56.3 1901/1978

Rainfall at the Tallahassee Regional Airport for March measured
4.35 inches, or 1.59 inches below normal. There were 9 days with
measurable rainfall during the month which was 1 above normal.
The greatest amount in a 24-hour period was 2.07 inches on the
23rd. There were 4 days with thunder at the airport which was 
normal. The peak wind for the month was 35 mph from the west on
the 30th.

The outlook for April from the Climate Prediction Center calls
for an enhanced chance of experiencing above normal temperature
and rainfall. The average monthly temperature for April is 66.1
degrees with normal monthly rainfall of 3.06 inches.


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