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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
1100 PM PDT THU APR 2 2015

...MARCH 2015 CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR BAKERSFIELD AND FRESNO...
...FRESNO TIES ITS SIXTH DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD...
...BAKERSFIELD HAS ITS THIRD WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD...
...FRESNO HAS ITS WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD...
...RAINFALL DEPARTURES...

   NOTE...DATA ARE PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO REVISION BY THE
          NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER

........................BAKERSFIELD...........FRESNO

RAINFALL
MONTH
MARCH 2015..............0.27 INCH.............0.06 INCH
 NORMAL FEBRUARY........1.21 INCH.............2.03 INCHES
 DEPARTURE FROM NRML...-0.94 INCH............-1.97 INCH
 PERCENT OF NORMAL......22.3...................3.0
RAIN SEASON /JULY 1 TO JUNE 30/
 THROUGH MARCH 2015.....4.54 INCHES...........4.78 INCHES
 NORMAL THROUGH MARCH...5.69 INCHES...........9.91 INCHES
 DEPARTURE FROM NRML...-1.15 INCH............-5.13 INCHES
 PERCENT OF NORMAL......79.8..................48.2
WATER YEAR /OCTOBER 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30/
 THROUGH MARCH 2015.....4.53 INCHES...........4.59 INCHES
 NORMAL THROUGH FEB.....5.57 INCHES...........9.72 INCHES
 DEPARTURE FROM NRML...-1.04 INCH............-5.13 INCHES
 PERCENT OF NORMAL......81.3..................47.2

TEMPERATURE
AVERAGE HIGH
 MARCH 2015.............78.2..................77.7
 NORMAL MARCH...........68.7..................67.6
 DEPARTURE...............9.5..................10.1
 HIGHEST..................93....................91
 DATE...................27TH..................15TH...27TH
AVERAGE LOW
 MARCH 2015.............50.4..................50.3
 NORMAL MARCH,,,,.......46.5..................45.6
 DEPARTURE...............3.9...................4.7
 LOWEST...................42....................41
 DATE....................4TH...6TH.............1ST...3RD
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
 MARCH 2015.............64.3..................64.0
 NORMAL MARCH...........57.6..................56.6
 DEPARTURE...............6.7...................7.4

&&

RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN IN MARCH

BAKERSFIELD

14TH...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 91 DEGREES. THE OLD
       RECORD WAS 88 DEGREES...SET IN 1916.

15TH...TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 60
       DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1900.

26TH...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 90 DEGREES. THE OLD
       RECORD WAS 87 DEGREES...SET 1997...1988...1946 AND 1930.

27TH...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 93 DEGREES. THE OLD
       RECORD WAS 90 DEGREES...SET IN 1986.

29TH...TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 58
       DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1978.

30TH...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 90 DEGREES. THE OLD
       RECORD WAS 88 DEGREES...SET IN 1923.

THE FIVE DAYS IN MARCH AT 90 OR ABOVE AT BAKERSFIELD BROKE THE
    RECORD FOR THE MOST 90-DEGREE DAYS IN MARCH. THE OLD RECORD WAS
    THREE DAYS...SET IN 2004.

FRESNO

10TH...TIED THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 82
       DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1934.

11TH...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 57 DEGREES.
       THE OLD RECORD WAS 55 DEGREES...SET IN 1989.

14TH...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 88 DEGREES. THE OLD
       RECORD WAS 84 DEGREES...SET IN 2013.
    ...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 57 DEGREES.
       THE OLD RECORD WAS 55 DEGREES...SET IN 1995.

15TH...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 91 DEGREES. THE OLD
       RECORD WAS 87 DEGREES...SET IN 1947.
    ...EARLIEST 90-DEGREE DAY ON RECORD. THE OLD RECORD WAS MARCH
       17TH 1972 WITH A HIGH OF 90.
    ...RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 60 DEGREES.
       THE OLD RECORD WAS 57 DEGREES...SET IN 2012.
    ...TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF
       MARCH...LAST SET ON MARCH 8TH 1989.

26TH...TIED THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 87 DEGREES...
       LAST SET IN 1988.

27TH...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 91 DEGREES. THE OLD
       RECORD WAS 87 DEGREES...SET IN 1986.
    ...TIED THE RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 56
       DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1930.

30TH...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE OF 89 DEGREES. THE OLD
       RECORD WAS 85 DEGREES...SET IN 2013.

MARCH 15TH AND 27TH WERE THE WARMEST DAYS ON RECORD FOR MARCH IN
    FRESNO WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 91 DEGREES. THE OLD RECORD WAS
    90 DEGREES ON MARCH 17TH 1972.

THE TWO DAYS IN MARCH AT 90 OR ABOVE AT FRESNO BROKE THE RECORD FOR
    THE MOST 90-DEGREE DAYS IN MARCH. THE OLD RECORD WAS ONE DAY...
    SET IN 1972.

&&

FIVE WARMEST MARCHES ON RECORD
/AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT/

          BAKERSFIELD            FRESNO

 1.       65.1...2004           *64.0...2015*
 2.       65.0...1934            63.8...1934
 3.      *64.3...2015*           62.5...2004
 4.       63.3...1972            62.4...2014
 5.       62.7...1910            62.1...2013

&&

TEN DRIEST MARCHES ON RECORD
/AMOUNTS IN INCHES/

          BAKERSFIELD            FRESNO

 1.       0......1934            0......1972
 2.       TRACE..2008            TRACE..1934
 3.       TRACE..1972            0.01...1966
 4.       TRACE..1956            0.01...1926
 5.       0.02...1959            0.02...2008
 6.       0.06...1908           *0.06...2015*
 7.       0.09...1931            0.06...1923
 8.       0.12...1926            0.07...1955
 9.       0.16...1960            0.08...1956
10.       0.16...1957            0.09...1959

17.      *0.27...2015*           0.29...1894

&&

FIVE WARMEST FIRST QUARTERS OF THE YEAR
/AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT/

          BAKERSFIELD            FRESNO

 1.       57.9...1978            57.5...2014
 2.      *57.8...2015*          *56.7...2015*
 3.       57.8...2014            56.5...1986
 4.       56.3...1970            54.8...1978
 5.       55.8...2004            54.8...1934

&&

TEN DRIEST FIRST QUARTERS OF THE YEAR
/AMOUNTS IN INCHES/

          BAKERSFIELD            FRESNO

 1.       0.27...1972            1.04...1972
 2.       0.69...1926            1.08...1966
 3.       0.79...1984            1.26...19547
 4.       0.80...2014            1.27...1971
 5.       0.89...1961            1.39...1885
 6.       1.01...1928           *1.40...2015*
 7.       1.05...1934            1.68...1984
 8.       1.21...2002            1.81...1977
 9.       1.22...1959            1.90...1923
10.       1.25...1964            1.93...1964

25.      *1.86...2015*           2.96...1961

&&

RAINFALL DEPARTURES

                                   BAKERSFIELD        FRESNO

LAST MONTH.......ACTUAL.............0.27 INCH.........0.06 INCH
                 NORMAL.............1.21 INCH.........2.03 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-0.94 INCH........-1.97 INCH
                 PCT OF NORMAL......22.3...............3.0

LAST 3 MONTHS....ACTUAL.............1.86 INCH.........1.40 INCH
                 NORMAL.............3.61 INCHES.......6.25 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-1.75 INCH........-4.85 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......51.5..............22.4

LAST 6 MONTHS....ACTUAL.............4.53 INCHES.......4.59 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............5.57 INCHES.......9.72 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-1.04 INCH........-5.13 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......81.3..............47.2

LAST 12 MONTHS...ACTUAL.............5.08 INCHES.......5.56 INCHES
                 NORMAL.............6.47 INCHES......11.50 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-1.49 INCH........-5.94 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......78.5..............48.3

SINCE JAN 1ST....ACTUAL.............1.86 INCH.........1.40 INCH
                 NORMAL.............3.61 INCHES.......6.25 INCHES
                 DEPARTURE.........-1.75 INCH........-4.85 INCHES
                 PCT OF NORMAL......51.5..............22.4

&&

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