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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
755 AM PDT WED APR 1 2015

...MARCH TEMPERATURE FACTS...

MARCH 2015 WAS THE HOTTEST ON RECORD FOR MOST OF SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA. HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT THE MARCH 2015 TEMPERATURES
FOR SAN DIEGO:

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 66.6 DEGREES WAS THE HIGHEST FOR ANY
MARCH ON RECORD. THIS SMASHED THE OLD RECORD BY 2.3 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS SET BACK IN 1978. THIS IS THE GREATEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT IN
HISTORY FOR MARCH OR FOR ANY OTHER MONTH OF THE YEAR.

THIS WAS THE CITY`S 17TH STRAIGHT WARMER-THAN-NORMAL MONTH. THE
FIRST QUARTER OF 2015...JANUARY THROUGH MARCH...WAS EVEN WARMER THAN
THE SAME PERIOD IN 2014...WHICH ENDED UP AS THE WARMEST YEAR ON
RECORD.

THE TEMPERATURE HIT 89 DEGREES OR HIGHER FOR 3 STRAIGHT DAYS...MARCH
13-15...AND 87 OR HIGHER FOR 4 STRAIGHT DAYS. THESE ARE THE ONLY
OCCURRENCES OF THIS EVER HAPPENING DURING MARCH.

THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 68 DEGREES ON MARCH 15 WAS THE HIGHEST ON
RECORD FOR ANY DATE IN MARCH. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY THE SECOND
WARMEST ON THE 16TH...AND PRECEDED BY THE THIRD WARMEST ON THE 14TH.

ON SEVEN DAYS THIS MONTH THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 80 DEGREES OR
HIGHER...A RECORD FOR MARCH. THIS BLASTED THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF
FIVE DAYS WHICH OCCURRED IN 1988 AND 1947.

THIS PAST WINTER...DECEMBER 21 2014 THROUGH MARCH 20 2015...WAS
WARMER THAN ANY PREVIOUS WINTER ON RECORD...WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 62.4 DEGREES. THIS SURPASSES THE 61.9 DEGREE RECORD
SET IN 1978.

4 DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE BROKEN...AND 7 DAILY HIGH MINIMUM
TEMPERATURES WERE TIED OR BROKEN.

HERE ARE OTHER STATIONS THAT RECORDED THE WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD
ACROSS THE REGION...

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING TEMPERATURES ARE THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
FOR THE WHOLE MONTH.

                  MARCH 2015   PREVIOUS RECORD   MARGIN OF
STATION           TEMP(F)      YEAR/TEMP (F)     DEFEAT (F)
ESCONDIDO         66.0         2014/62.8         3.2
NEWPORT BEACH     64.5         2003/61.6         2.9
CHULA VISTA       65.7         1997/63.2         2.5
RIVERSIDE         66.2         1934/63.8         2.4
OCEANSIDE HARBOR  61.9         2014/59.8         2.1
VISTA             63.9         1997/62.0         1.9
ELSINORE          65.5         2004/64.1         1.4
SANTA ANA         67.2         2004/65.8         1.4
EL CAJON          65.3         2004/64.4         0.9
HEMET             64.7         2004/64.2         0.5

$$

HARRISON
NWS SAN DIEGO CA



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