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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
640 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE HARRISBURG PA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 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              87   03/30/1998
 LOW               -1   03/07/2015
HIGHEST            68   03/26                         67  03/11
LOWEST             -1R  03/07                         12  03/04
                                                          03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.7              50.4    -4.7     46.0
AVG. MINIMUM     26.1              33.0    -6.9     27.2
MEAN             35.9              41.7    -5.8     36.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               1.1     0.9        4
DAYS MIN <= 32     23              13.4     9.6       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               0.0     2.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.61   1936
 MINIMUM         0.25   1910
TOTALS           3.56              3.37    0.19     3.88
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.11    0.00     0.13
DAYS >= .01        15              10.9     4.1        7
DAYS >= .10         9               6.7     2.3        7
DAYS >= .50         2               2.5    -0.5        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.65   03/14 TO 03/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.8   1993
TOTALS           11.8               5.2     6.6      1.4
SINCE 7/1        39.2              30.2     9.0     44.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         3               1.3     1.7        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   03/06                          0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      6.3   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     894               723     171      874
 SINCE 7/1       5197              4711     486     5218
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/310    DATE  03/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/310    DATE  03/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      5
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                     12

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

&&

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF ZERO ON MARCH 6TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 7 DEGREES
SET IN 1901.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF MINUS 1 ON MARCH 7TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF
8 DEGREES SET IN 1890. THIS IS ALSO THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD
FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH.

$$

MARTIN



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