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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1139 PM EDT THU APR 2 2015

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 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              89   03/31/1998
 LOW              -20   03/06/1869
HIGHEST            52   03/26        67     -15       51  03/11
LOWEST             -8   03/01         0      -8       -9  03/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     38.9              43.8    -4.9     36.5
AVG. MINIMUM     16.5              22.5    -6.0     14.7
MEAN             27.7              33.1    -5.4     25.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8               3.5     4.5        9
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              26.1     2.9       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       3               0.8     2.2        5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.80   1936
 MINIMUM            T   1915
TOTALS           1.48              3.27   -1.79     3.98
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.11   -0.06     0.13
DAYS >= .01        13              11.5     1.5       12
DAYS >= .10         5               6.7    -1.7        8
DAYS >= .50         1               2.1    -1.1        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.52   03/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           38.3   1956
TOTALS            5.8              11.1    -5.3     10.2
SINCE 7/1        90.0              58.6    31.4     80.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     15
DAYS >= TRACE      12               5.3     6.7       10
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.9     0.1        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        25   03/02
                        03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      3.0   03/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1148               987     161     1214
 SINCE 7/1       6602              6247     355     6683
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/320    DATE  03/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/310    DATE  03/17

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 0
RAIN                      1     LIGHT RAIN                 9
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               10     FOG                       15
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     4     HAZE                       5

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

&&

AFTER A COLD START TO THE MONTH WITH SOME LIGHT SNOW, THE CONSTANT
SNOWY WEATHER THAT HAD LASTED FOR THE PREVIOUS SIX WEEKS FINALLY
CAME TO AN END. THE TEMPERATURE EVEN CREPT BACK UP TO NEAR NORMAL
LEVELS WITH A COUPLE DAYS IN THE 50S. BUT THEN COLDER AIR RETURNED
FOR THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF NEW
SNOW WHICH FELL IN THE MONTH OF MARCH, THERE WAS STILL 7 INCHES OF
SNOW ON THE GROUND AT THE END OF THE MONTH, LEFTOVER FROM THE VERY
SNOWY JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 27.7 WHICH WAS 5.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS WAS THE SECOND COLDEST MARCH SINCE 1967, SECOND ONLY TO LAST
YEAR WHICH WAS ONLY 25.6 DEGREES. THE COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD WAS
1885 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 23.5 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS
2012 AT 42.1 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 1.48 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL IN MARCH WHICH IS 1.79
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE DRIEST MARCH SINCE 2006. THE MOST
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 26 THROUGH 28 WHEN 0.66 INCHES OF RAIN AND
MELTED SNOW WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD WAS 1915 WHEN
ONLY A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST WAS 1936
WITH 9.80 INCHES.

ONLY 5.8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH WHICH WAS 5.3 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. MORE THAN HALF OF THE SNOW FELL ON THE FIRST DAY OF
THE MONTH WHEN 3.0 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD
WAS 1956 WHEN 38.3 INCHES FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY MARCH WAS 1921 WHEN
NO SNOW FELL. THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW MARCHES THAT ONLY HAD TRACES OF
SNOW, MOST RECENTLY IN 2010.

THERE WERE NO DAILY RECORDS SET OR TIED IN MARCH 2015.

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KIMBLE


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