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CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
900 PM EDT THU APR 08 2021  
   
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..THE MANCHESTER CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2021
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1981 TO 2010  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1885 TO 2021  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR'S  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
HIGHEST 75 03/26 67 8  
LOWEST 9 03/02 8 1  
AVG. MAXIMUM 51.2 44.9 6.3  
AVG. MINIMUM 28.0 27.2 0.8  
MEAN 39.6 36.0 3.6  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 3 2.8 0.2  
DAYS MIN <= 32 21 22.1 -1.1  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
TOTALS 1.57 4.33 -2.76  
DAILY AVG. 0.05 0.14 -0.09  
DAYS >= .01 6 11.1 -5.1  
DAYS >= .10 4 6.6 -2.6  
DAYS >= .50 1 2.4 -1.4  
DAYS >= 1.00 0 1.0 -1.0  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 0.76 03/28 TO 03/28  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
TOTALS 0.3  
SINCE 7/1 47.7  
DAYS >= TRACE 4  
DAYS >= 1.0 0  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH T  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 781 897 -116  
SINCE 7/1 4957 5560 -603 5007  
COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 8.9  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 39/300 DATE 03/02  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 54/300 DATE 03/02  
 
SKY COVER  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.45  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 49  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 1  
LIGHT RAIN 7 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 1  
LIGHT SNOW 4 SLEET 0  
FOG 7 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 1  
HAZE 4  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 

 
 
MARCH BEGAN WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT. RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW AS COLDER  
AIR BLEW IN ON STRONG WINDS. THE WIND GUSTED TO 54 MPH ON THE 2ND  
WITH TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW FREEZING. ALTHOUGH THE EXTREME COLD  
ONLY LASTED A DAY, BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES CONTINUED FOR ABOUT A  
WEEK. THEN A SHIFT TOWARD MILDER CONDITIONS OCCURRED FOR ABOUT 4 DAYS  
WITH THE WARMEST DAY REACHING 72 ON THE 11TH. ANOTHER STRONG COLD  
FRONT BROUGHT A RETURN TO COLD AND WINDY CONDITIONS, WITH THE  
COLDEST DAY OBSERVED ON THE 15TH. BUT MILD WEATHER RETURNED JUST A  
FEW DAYS LATER. THE TEMPERATURE TOPPED 60 DEGREES FOR 7 STRAIGHT  
DAYS INCLUDING A HIGH OF 75 ON THE 26TH. ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT  
BROUGHT RAIN FOLLOWED BY STRONG WINDS. THE WIND GUSTED TO 51 MPH ON  
THE 29TH.  
 
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 39.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.6  
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST MARCH WAS IN 2012 WHEN THE AVERAGE  
TEMPERATURE WAS 44.8 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS IN 1884 WHEN IT WAS  
26.1 DEGREES.  
 
A TOTAL OF 1.57 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 2.76 INCHES  
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 28TH WHEN 0.76  
INCHES WAS MEASURED. ONLY 0.3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED, ALL OF  
THIS FALLING ON THE 2ND. THE DRIEST MARCH WAS IN 1915 WHEN ONLY A  
TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST WAS IN 2010 WITH  
9.26 INCHES.  
 
HISTORICAL RECORDS AT MANCHESTER BEGAN IN 1885, BUT WITHIN THIS  
RECORD THERE REMAIN NUMEROUS YEARS OF UNAVAILABLE DATA. DUE TO THIS,  
HISTORICAL RECORDS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AS SOME  
SIGNIFICANT EXTREMES MAY BE MISSING FROM THE DATA. MORE CONSISTENT  
MODERN RECORDS BEGAN IN 1998 AND CONTINUE TO THE PRESENT.  
 

 
 
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