PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
735 PM EDT THU APR 7 2011

...MARCH WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR TALLAHASSEE...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH IN TALLAHASSEE WAS 63.3
DEGREES...2.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE DURING
THE MONTH WAS 89 DEGREES ON THE 19TH AND 24TH...THE LOWEST WAS 31
DEGREES ON THE 12TH. THE TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES SET A NEW RECORD
HIGH FOR THE 19TH. A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 87 DEGREES ON THE 20TH
TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH FOR THAT DAY. THERE WAS ONLY THE DAY
WITH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW THE FREEZING MARK WHICH WAS 2
BELOW NORMAL.

RAINFALL AT THE TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL AIRPORT FOR MARCH MEASURED
3.14 INCHES...3.33 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 7 DAYS WITH
MEASURABLE RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH WHICH WAS 2 BELOW NORMAL. THE
GREATEST AMOUNT IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.56 INCHES ON THE 9TH.
THERE WERE 4 DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS AT THE AIRPORT WHICH WAS
NORMAL. THE PEAK WIND GUST WAS 39 MPH FROM THE WEST ON THE 10TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER CALLS FOR
EQUAL CHANCES OF EXPERIENCING ABOVE...NORMAL OR BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND AN ENHANCED CHANCE FOR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL. THE
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL IS 66.4 DEGREES AND NORMAL
RAINFALL IS 3.59 INCHES.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER THERE IS A 39% CHANCE FOR
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING THE 3-MONTH PERIOD FROM APRIL THROUGH
JUNE WILL BE HIGHER THAN 74.0 DEGREES...A 34% CHANCE FOR THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE TO BE BETWEEN 72.8 AND 74.0 AND A 27% CHANCE TO BE LOWER
THAN 72.8 DEGREES. THERE ARE NO 3-MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOKS FOR
SPECIFIC POINT LOCATIONS AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...THE GENERALIZED
OUTLOOK FOR THE TALLAHASSEE AREA CALLS FOR AN ENHANCED CHANCE FOR
BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL. THE NORMAL 3-MONTH RAINFALL FOR TALLAHASSEE
IS 15.46 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE CAN BE ACCESSED TO RECEIVE 3-MONTH AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FORECASTS FOR SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE LOCAL
TRI-STATE REGION:

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/CALENDAR_OUTLOOK.PHP?WFO=TAE

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BARRY

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