March Weather Summary: Concordia

THE MONTH STARTED OFF WINDY AND WARM...AND ENDED WINDY AND
COOL...BUT...OVERALL...CONDITIONS DIDN/T STRAY FAR FROM MARCH
NORMALS. THE MOST NOTABLE WEATHER OF THE MONTH OCCURRED AT THE
BEGINNING...WHEN NEAR 70-DEGREE TEMPERATURES WERE DROPPED 22 DEGREES
IN AN HOUR EARLY ON THE 2ND WITH OVER AN INCH OF RAIN FALLING ON
THAT DAY AS A POTENT COLD FRONT PASSED THOUGH. MORE SIGNIFICANT
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 17TH AS PERSISTENT RAIN FELL FOR MUCH
OF THE DAY. WARM AIR SURGED NORTH EARLY ON THE 31ST BRINGING SUNRISE
TEMPERATURES INTO THE MIDDLE 60S...BUT BY SUNSET TEMPERATURES WERE IN
THE MIDDLE 40S AS ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT SURGED SOUTHEAST.

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...THE CONCORDIA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2008...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1885 TO 2008

WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S)
NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH 97 03/21/1907
LOW -11 03/11/1948
HIGHEST 75 03/01 59 16 78
LOWEST 6 03/07 26 -20 20
AVG. MAXIMUM 52.8 53.9 -1.1 61.9
AVG. MINIMUM 28.9 31.1 -2.2 39.9
MEAN 40.9 42.5 -1.6 50.9
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0
DAYS MAX <= 32 0 2.0 -2.0 0
DAYS MIN <= 32 19 17.4 1.6 11
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.4 -0.4 0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM 8.32 1987
MINIMUM 0.00 1920
1910
TOTALS 1.31 2.35 -1.04 2.15
DAILY AVG. 0.04 0.08 -0.04 0.07
DAYS >= .01 5 8.2 -3.2 8
DAYS >= .10 4 4.4 -0.4 5
DAYS >= .50 1 1.5 -0.5 2
DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.6 -0.6 0
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL 0.54 03/17 TO 03/17 0.70
03/16 TO 03/17
03/17 TO 03/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
TOTAL 22.7 1960
TOTALS T 3.0 -3.0 3.3
SINCE 7/1 23.7 21.7 2.0 19.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 0 0 0
DAYS >= 1.0 0 1.0 -1.0 1
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH 0 3 03/01
24 HR TOTAL T 03/16 TO 03/16 3.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL 744 702 42 439
SINCE 7/1 5080 5000 80 4677
COOLING TOTAL 0 2 -2 8
SINCE 1/1 0 2 -2 8
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 10.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 32/190 DATE 03/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 41/190 DATE 03/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM

NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM 3 MIXED PRECIP 0
HEAVY RAIN 1 RAIN 3
LIGHT RAIN 5 FREEZING RAIN 0
LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 2
LIGHT SNOW 4 SLEET 0
FOG 15 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 2
HAZE 4

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


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