Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY FL
735 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE FORT MYERS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

      ...2ND WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1902 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              93   03/19/1980
                        03/04/1948
 LOW               33   03/03/1980
                        03/02/1920

MARCH 2015
HIGHEST            90   03/16        MM      MM       87  03/21
                        03/12
LOWEST             50   03/30        MM      MM       48  03/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     84.9              80.4     4.5     79.7
AVG. MINIMUM     64.4              59.4     5.0     59.4
MEAN             74.6              69.9     4.7     69.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      2               0.1     1.9        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        18.58   1970
 MINIMUM         0.00   1935

MARCH 2015
TOTALS           1.49              2.88   -1.39     3.19
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.09   -0.04     0.10
DAYS >= .01         5               6.2    -1.2        6
DAYS >= .10         2               4.0    -2.0        5
DAYS >= .50         1               1.7    -0.7        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.0     0.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.13   03/27 TO 03/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                24     -24        9
 SINCE 7/1        231               284     -53      178
COOLING TOTAL     305               176     129      161
 SINCE 1/1        453               361      92      422
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/310    DATE  03/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  03/27

SKY COVER (DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CLOUDS ABOVE 12000 FEET)
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      2
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REMARKS
THE MARCH 2015 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 74.6 DEGREES RANKS
AS THE 2ND WARMEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902. THE WARMEST
MARCH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 74.8 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED
IN 2003.

THE MARCH 2015 MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF 1.49 INCHES RANKS AS THE
55TH DRIEST/58TH WETTEST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902.

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

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