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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
751 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE BLUEFIELD WV CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              83   03/30/1985
 LOW               -2   03/03/1980
HIGHEST            72   03/16                10
LOWEST              7   03/06               -22
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.8              54.3     1.5     52.7
AVG. MINIMUM     35.8              36.2    -0.4     31.4
MEAN             45.8              45.3     0.5     42.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               1.2     0.8
DAYS MIN <= 32     10              11.2    -1.2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.24   1993
 MINIMUM         1.49   1966
TOTALS           5.08              3.51    1.57     1.96
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.11    0.05     0.06
DAYS >= .01        14              14.4    -0.4
DAYS >= .10        10               8.0     2.0
DAYS >= .50         2               2.1    -0.1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.6     0.4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.41   03/04 TO 03/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            3.1                                9.0
SINCE 7/1        39.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= 1.0         1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     585               616     -31
 SINCE 7/1       4505              4109     396
COOLING TOTAL       0                 4      -4
 SINCE 1/1          0                 4      -4
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/280    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/270    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      1
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
HAZE                      1

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

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