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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA NEBRASKA
157 PM CDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE OMAHA EPPLEY, NEBRASKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            76   03/30
LOWEST             -6   03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.2              50.9    -1.7
AVG. MINIMUM     23.3              28.1    -4.8
MEAN             36.3              39.5    -3.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     27
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.96   1973
 MINIMUM            T   1910
TOTALS           0.21              1.99   -1.78
DAILY AVG.       0.01
DAYS >= .01         7
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.08   03/27 TO 03/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           29.2   1912
TOTALS            2.3               4.2
SINCE 7/1        17.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/04
                        03/03
                        03/02
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   03/01 TO 03/01

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     879               791      88
 SINCE 7/1       5984              5589     395
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/180    DATE  03/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/180    DATE  03/26

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               13     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      9

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
>= INDICATES GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO.
<= INDICATES LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO.

&&

   ...MARCH WAS MUCH DRIER AND SLIGHTLY COLDER THAN NORMAL IN OMAHA...

WITH ONLY 0.21 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...THIS WAS THE 7TH DRIEST
MARCH ON RECORD IN OMAHA.  THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2014 HAVE BEEN
THE 2ND DRIEST ON RECORD...WITH JUST 1.07 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.
ADDITIONALLY...OMAHA IS UP TO ITS 6TH LONGEST STREAK OF DAYS WITH
0.30 INCHES OR LESS OF PRECIPITATION...AT 146 DAYS.  COLD WINTER
WEATHER ALSO CONTINUED INTO MARCH...WITH RECORD COLD READINGS TO
START THE MONTH.  THE RECORD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
OF MARCH WAS SET ON THE 2ND...AT 4 DEGREES.  OMAHA EXPERIENCED ITS
4TH LONGEST STREAK OF MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW
FREEZING...REACHING 109 DAYS AND ENDING ON THE 9TH.  WARMER
TEMPERATURES LATER IN THE MONTH HELPED OFFSET THE RECORD COLD START.
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 36.3 DEGREES WAS 3.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL
AND THE 56TH COLDEST IN 144 YEARS.

MARCH ROARED IN LIKE A POLAR BEAR RATHER THAN A LION...WITH BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE 8TH AND WITH SEVERAL RECORDS SET.
BOTH THE HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES ON THE 2ND SET DAILY RECORDS...AS
WELL AS THE AFOREMENTIONED MONTHLY RECORD COLDEST HIGH
TEMPERATURE...AND ANOTHER LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD FELL ON THE
3RD...WITH THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH AT -6 DEGREES. LIGHT
SNOW FELL ON THE 1ST...WITH 1.1 INCHES...AND ON THE 7TH...WITH 0.2
INCHES.

CONDITIONS TURNED WARMER FROM THE 9TH THROUGH THE 21ST...WITH JUST
ONE DAY OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THAT STRETCH.  LIGHT RAIN OR
SNOW FELL ON FOUR OF THOSE DAYS...BUT NONE OF THE DAILY OBSERVATIONS
AMOUNTED TO MORE THAN 0.03 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION OR 0.5 INCHES OF
SNOW.  WHILE THE STREAK OF MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING
ENDED ON THE 9TH...THE 10TH WAS ONE OF JUST FOUR DAYS IN THE MONTH
WITH A MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ABOVE FREEZING.  TEMPERATURES RETURNED TO
BELOW NORMAL READINGS ON 6 OF 8 DAYS FROM THE 22ND THROUGH THE 29TH.
 SOUTH WINDS GUSTED AS HIGH AS 60 MPH ON THE 26TH IN ADVANCE OF A
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM...BUT THE SYSTEM BROUGHT ONLY 0.08 INCHES OF
RAIN ON THE 27TH.  TRUE TO FOLKLORE...MARCH EXITED LIKE A
LAMB...THOUGH A RATHER BREEZY LAMB WITH WINDS ONCE AGAIN GUSTY OUT
OF THE SOUTH AHEAD OF A STORM SYSTEM THAT BROUGHT LITTLE
PRECIPITATION.  OVERALL...SEVERAL DAYS IN MID TO LATE MARCH WERE
MARKED BY VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...WITH A RASH OF GRASS
FIRES IN AND NEAR THE OMAHA METRO AREA.


DAILY RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2014:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
MARCH 2      COLD MAX TEMP      4      13 (1943)
MARCH 2      COLD MIN TEMP     -5      -4 (1913)
MARCH 3      COLD MIN TEMP     -6      -5 (2002)

MONTHLY RECORDS SET IN MARCH 2014:
DATE         RECORD           READING  PREVIOUS RECORD
MARCH 2      COLD MAX TEMP      4      5 (3/10/1948, 3/18/1923)

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MAYES/TL/JRB/JEK




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