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Preliminary Local Climatological Data (WS Form: F-6)





                                                                                Station: DODGE CITY, KS


                                                                                Month: March


                                                                                Year: 2000





Latitude         Longitude


 37.46N           99.58W                           Gnd Elev. 2594 ft                     Std Time: CST


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  Temperature in Fahrenheit       :Precip :   Snow    :Wind :Fastest 2-Min: Sunshine : Sky           :Peak Wind


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Day  Max  Min  Avg  Dep. HDD CDD  Water   Snow  Depth  Avg. Speed  Dir  Mins.  %PSBL  SR-SS  Weather  Speed Dir


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 1    63   31   47    8   18   0   0.00    0.0    0   13.3    25   140   302     44%                   30   SE


 2    48   32   40    1   25   0   1.62    1.1    0   18.1    35   110     0      0%         3,1,4     40   E


 3    50   32   41    2   24   0   T       T      T   12.7    25    20   389     57%         1         28   N


 4    68   28   48    9   17   0   0.00    0.0    0   13.3    21   180   690    100%         1         25   S


 5    70   40   55   15   10   0   0.00    0.0    0   19.4    35   180   579     84%                   40   S


 6    77   42   60   20    5   0   0.00    0.0    0   17.0    29   210   672     97%         1         36   SW


 7    69   46   58   18    7   0   0.40    T      0   17.0    30   250    95     14%         1,8,3,5   35   W


 8    62   34   48    7   17   0   0.01    0.0    0   28.0    49   280   560     80%                   58   W


 9    48   27   38   -3   27   0   0.00    0.0    0   10.5    20   350   672     96%                   24   N


 10   33   28   31  -10   34   0   0.02    0.2    0    9.5    15   340   106     15%         1,8       18   N


 11   51   27   39   -3   26   0   0.00    0.0    0    7.9    15   180   707    100%         1         17   W


 12   53   33   43    1   22   0   0.00    0.0    0   11.6    22   180   558     79%                   26   S


 13   59   26   43    1   22   0   0.00    0.0    0    7.6    14   120   674     95%         1         17   SE


 14   66   33   50    7   15   0   0.00    0.0    0    7.6    18   190   650     91%         1,8       23   S


 15   59   30   45    2   20   0   T       0.0    0   20.2    39    30     0      0%         1,8       44   N


 16   33   22   28  -15   37   0   0.25    1.1    1   19.1    39    30     4      1%         1,4       45   NE


 17   38   30   34  -10   31   0   T       0.0    T    8.3    17   120     0      0%         1,2       22   SE


 18   41   32   37   -7   28   0   0.13    1.1    T   10.9    24   360     0      0%         1,2       29   N


 19   58   29   44    0   21   0   0.00    0.0    0    9.5    16   140   690     95%                   18   SE


 20   65   33   49    4   16   0   0.00    0.0    0   17.3    25   150   679     93%         1         31   SE


 21   45   39   42   -3   23   0   0.11    0.0    0   13.7    20    60     0      0%         1         23   NE


 22   49   41   45    0   20   0   0.81    0.0    0    9.8    24    40     0      0%         1,2,3     29   NE


 23   58   41   50    4   15   0   0.48    0.0    0   13.6    28   170     0      0%         1,3       33   S


 24   67   41   54    8   11   0   0.00    0.0    0   11.3    23    10   719     97%         1,8       29   N


 25   68   39   54    7   11   0   0.00    0.0    0    7.6    13   120   742    100%                   17   SE


 26   77   41   59   12    6   0   T       0.0    0   13.7    33   360   744    100%                   40   N


 27   75   36   56    9    9   0   0.00    0.0    0    8.8    22   290   746    100%                   25   W


 28   52   35   44   -4   21   0   T       0.0    0   14.5    23    60   569     76%                   25   E


 29   46   31   39   -9   26   0   0.19    0.0    0    9.7    20    10     7      1%         1         21   N


 30   57   28   43   -6   22   0   0.00    0.0    0    4.7     9   110   595     79%         1         12   E


 31   45   34   40   -9   25   0   0.95    T      0    9.3    18    20     0      0%         1         21   NE


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Sum  1750  1041          611   0   4.97    3.5       395.5             12149           


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Avg  56.5  33.6                                       12.8   Fast  Dir.         54.6%                  Max  Dir.


                                                              49   280                                  58  W


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Preliminary Local Climatological Data (WS Form: F-6), Page 2





                                                                                Station: DODGE CITY, KS


                                                                                Month: March


                                                                                Year: 2000


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[Temperature Data]                   [Precipitation data]                       Symbols used in colmun 16





Average Monthly:  45.1               Total for Month:   4.97


Departure from Normal:  +1.6         Departure from Normal:  +3.41              1 = Fog


Highest:  77 on  6 26                Greatest in 24 hrs:  1.62 on 2ND           2 = Fog reducing visibility


Lowest:   22 on  16                                                                 to 1/4 mile or less


                                     SNOWFALL, ICE PELLETS, HAIL                3 = Thunder


                                     Total for month: 3.5 inches                4 = Ice Pellets


                                     Greatest snowfall in 24 hrs: 1.1 on 2ND    5 = Hail


                                     Greatest snow depth:  1  on  16            6 = Glaze or Rime


                                                                                7 = Blowing dust or sand reducing


                                                                                    visibility to 1/2 mile or less


[No. days with]                      [ WEATHER  -No. days with]                 8 = Smoke or haze


                                                                                9 = Blowing snow


Max 32 or below:   0                 0.01 inch or more precip: 11               X = Tornado


Max 90 or above:   0                 0.10 inch or more precip:  9


Min 32 or below:  15                 0.50 inch or more precip:  3


Min 0  or below:   0                 1.00 inch or more precip:  1





[Heating Degree Days (Base 65) ]


                                     Clear (scale 0-3):         


Total this month:        611         Partly cloudy (scale 4-7): 


Departure from Normal:   -56         Cloudy (scale 8-10):       


Seasonal Total:         3920


Departure from Normal:  -632





[Cooling Degree Days (Base 65) ]





Total this Month:          0


Departure from Normal:     0         [   Pressure Data   ]


Seasonal Total:            0         Highest Sea-Level 30.40 on 11TH


Departure from Normal:     0         Lowest  Sea-Level 29.32 on 8TH








[  Remarks  ]





Rainfall and snowfall amounts in columns 7, 8, and 9 are the offical precipitation for DODGE CITY, KS.


Snow depth in column 9 is recorded at 6 AM CST (12Z).





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