Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
751 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE ROANOKE VA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1912 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   03/19/1945
 LOW                9   03/10/1996
                        03/15/1993
HIGHEST            77   03/16                         77
LOWEST             11   03/06                         13
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.0              58.0    -1.0     54.9
AVG. MINIMUM     37.5              36.7     0.8     32.5
MEAN             47.2              47.3    -0.1     43.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.3     0.7
DAYS MIN <= 32      6               9.7    -3.7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.91   1993
 MINIMUM         0.35   2006
TOTALS           4.32              3.46    0.86     2.76
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.11    0.03     0.09
DAYS >= .01        12              10.4     1.6
DAYS >= .10         8               6.6     1.4
DAYS >= .50         3               2.2     0.8
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.26   03/05 TO 03/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            1.9                                5.6
SINCE 7/1        21.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     544               552      -8
 SINCE 7/1       3973              3757     216
COOLING TOTAL       0                 5      -5
 SINCE 1/1          0                 5      -5
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/320    DATE  03/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/270    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     55

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      1
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      0

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

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