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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1051 PM EDT SAT APR 5 2014

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2014 /SINCE 1869 FOR TEMPERATURES/

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              89   03/31/1998
 LOW              -20   03/06/1869
HIGHEST            51   03/11        67     -16       59  03/31
LOWEST             -9   03/06         0      -9        8  03/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     36.5              43.8    -7.3     42.5
AVG. MINIMUM     14.7              22.5    -7.8     23.2
MEAN             25.6              33.1    -7.5     32.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9               3.5     5.5        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              26.1     3.9       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               0.8     4.2        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.80   1936
 MINIMUM            T   1915
TOTALS           3.98              3.27    0.71     1.72
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.11    0.02     0.06
DAYS >= .01        12              11.5     0.5        9
DAYS >= .10         8               6.7     1.3        5
DAYS >= .50         2               2.1    -0.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.6     0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.21   03/29 TO 03/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           38.3   1956
TOTALS           10.4              11.1    -0.7     16.0
SINCE 7/1        80.2              58.6    21.6     83.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     19
DAYS >= TRACE      10               5.3     4.7       11
DAYS >= 1.0         5               2.9     2.1        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        21   03/20
                        03/11
                        03/07
 24 HR TOTAL      4.5   03/19 TO 03/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1214               987     227      988
 SINCE 7/1       6683              6247     436     5917
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/320    DATE  03/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/310    DATE  03/26

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 2
RAIN                      4     LIGHT RAIN                 6
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           3
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW                8     FOG                       14
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     1     HAZE                       3

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

&&

MARCH 2014 WAS A VERY COLD MONTH. IT WAS THE COLDEST IN AT LEAST
HALF A CENTURY AND THE FOURTH COLDEST ON RECORD. VERY COLD AIR WHICH
HAD MOVED INTO THE REGION AT THE END OF FEBRUARY CONTINUED FOR THE
FIRST WEEK OF MARCH. AFTER A BRIEF RETURN TO NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES... THE PERSISTENT COLD RETURNED ON THE 13TH AND
CONTINUED ALMOST UNABATED UNTIL THE 28TH. THE MONTH ENDED ON A RAINY
NOTE WITH TEMPERATURES FINALLY RETURNING TO NEAR NORMAL LEVELS. IN
SPITE OF THE EXTREME COLD... SNOWFALL FINISHED BELOW NORMAL FOR THE
MONTH. BUT THE EXTENDED COLD KEPT THE WINTER SNOW PACK IN TACT WITH
MORE THAN A FOOT STILL ON THE GROUND BY THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF 25.6 DEGREES WAS 7.5
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE FOURTH COLDEST MARCH IN THE
ALMOST 150 YEARS SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN CONCORD. THE COLDEST MARCH
ON RECORD WAS 1885 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 23.5 DEGREES.
THE WARMEST MARCH WAS 2012 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 42.1
DEGREES. THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF COLDEST MARCHES IN CONCORD.

COLDEST MARCH TEMPERATURES AT CONCORD
RANK   YEAR    AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
1      1885    23.5
2      1872    23.8
3      1883    25.3
4      2014    25.6 <===
       1956    25.6
6      1869    25.8
7      1916    26.1
8      1875    26.5
9      1906    26.8
       1900    26.8

THIS WAS THE FIFTH STRAIGHT MONTH THAT CONCORD ENDURED BELOW AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES. SEVEN OF THE LAST EIGHT MONTHS SAW BELOW AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES. THERE WERE 5 DAYS DURING THE MONTH WHERE THE
TEMPERATURE FELL TO ZERO OR BELOW. THIS WAS THE MOST DAYS TO REACH
ZERO DEGREES OR COLDER IN THE MONTH OF MARCH IN MORE THAN HALF A
CENTURY. BELOW IS A LIST OF THE MOST DAYS ZERO OR COLDER FOR THE
MONTH OF MARCH.

MOST DAYS ZERO DEGREES OR COLDER
RANK   YEAR    NUMBER OF DAYS
1      1883    8
       1869    8
3      1948    6
4      2014    5 <===
       1978    5
       1967    5
       1875    5
8      2007    4
       2005    4
       2003    4
       1980    4
       1972    4
       1956    4
       1890    4
       1884    4
       1872    4

TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 3.98 INCHES WAS 0.71 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
MORE THAN HALF OF THIS FELL AT THE END OF THE MONTH WHEN 2.22 INCHES
FELL FROM THE 28TH THROUGH THE 31ST. THE WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD WAS
1936 WHEN 9.80 INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST MARCH WAS 1915 WITH ONLY A
TRACE RECORDED.

10.4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN MARCH WHICH WAS 0.7 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THE MOST SNOW FELL ON THE 19TH AND 20TH WHEN 4.5 INCHES FELL. THE
LEAST SNOW EVER FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH WAS 1921 WHEN NO SNOW FELL.
THE SNOWIEST MARCH EVER WAS 1956 WHEN 38.3 INCHES FELL.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN MARCH 2014...
DATE  RECORD                              PREVIOUS
7     -8 - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE        -8 IN 2003 /TIED/

$$

KIMBLE






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