Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
751 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE BLACKSBURG VA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1952 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              85   03/31/1985
 LOW                2   03/11/1969
HIGHEST            73   03/26                         72
                        03/16
LOWEST              4   03/06                         12
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.6              53.3     1.3     51.7
AVG. MINIMUM     32.1              29.8     2.3     27.1
MEAN             43.4              41.6     1.8     39.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               1.0     1.0
DAYS MIN <= 32     14              19.2    -5.2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.33   1975
 MINIMUM         0.69   2006
TOTALS           4.56              3.64    0.92     2.42
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.12    0.03     0.08
DAYS >= .01        13              11.3     1.7
DAYS >= .10         9               7.4     1.6
DAYS >= .50         3               2.6     0.4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.36   03/05 TO 03/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            4.4                                7.3
SINCE 7/1        27.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     663               727     -64
 SINCE 7/1       4789              4775      14
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/310    DATE  03/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    35/300    DATE  03/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              3
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      1
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

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