Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
425 PM EDT THU APR 2 2015

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...THE CHARLESTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1901 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              92   03/25/1929
 LOW               -5   03/04/1943
HIGHEST            76   03/25        MM      MM       75  03/11
                        03/16
LOWEST              5   03/06        MM      MM        4  03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.5              56.2     0.3     53.7
AVG. MINIMUM     33.4              35.4    -2.0     29.6
MEAN             45.0              45.8    -0.8     41.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               0.8     1.2        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     12              12.4    -0.4       21
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.90   1890
 MINIMUM         0.66   1910
TOTALS           5.77              3.91    1.86     3.70
DAILY AVG.       0.19              0.13    0.06     0.12
DAYS >= .01        15              14.4     0.6        9
DAYS >= .10         9               8.4     0.6        8
DAYS >= .50         3               2.7     0.3        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.03   03/04 TO 03/04           03/29 TO 03/29
                                                          03/03 TO 03/03
                                                          03/03 TO 03/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.4   1914
TOTALS           10.0               5.8     4.2     13.7
SINCE 7/1        29.1              35.0    -5.9     51.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= TRACE       5
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.8     0.2        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7R  03/06                          4  03/17
                                                          03/04
 24 HR TOTAL      8.1R  MM                       03/03 TO 03/03
                                                          03/03 TO 03/03
                                                          03/03 TO 03/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     613               600      13      718
 SINCE 7/1       4518              4054     464     4485
COOLING TOTAL       0                 5      -5        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 5      -5        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.0
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/282
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/320    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/270    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      3
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

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