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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
735 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE SARASOTA BRADENTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

            ...5TH WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORD BEGAN IN 1911...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
ALL-TIME MARCH RECORD
 HIGH              91   03/19/1921
 LOW               30   03/03/1980
                        03/04/1943
                        03/02/1941

MARCH 2015
HIGHEST            88   03/12        MM      MM       87  03/21
LOWEST             46   03/30        MM      MM       44  03/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     80.8              76.2     4.6     75.3
AVG. MINIMUM     62.2              57.1     5.1     57.3
MEAN             71.5              66.6     4.9     66.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
ALL-TIME MARCH RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.10   1987
 MINIMUM        TRACE   1939

MARCH 2015
TOTALS           0.98              3.86   -2.88     6.47
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.12   -0.09     0.21
DAYS >= .01         4                MM      MM        9
DAYS >= .10         2                MM      MM        6
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.73   03/27 TO 03/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      13                49     -36       37
 SINCE 7/1        470               467       3      345
COOLING TOTAL     222               100     122       86
 SINCE 1/1        291               204      87      202
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/290    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/270    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      1
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REMARKS
THE MARCH 2015 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 71.5 DEGREES RANKS
AS THE 5TH WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911. THE WARMEST
MARCH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 73.0 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED
IN 2012.

THE MARCH 2015 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 0.98 INCHES RANKS AS THE
21ST DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1911. THE DRIEST MARCH
HAD ONLY A TRACE OF RAIN WHICH OCCURRED IN 1939.

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

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