Saturday, April 3, 2010

March 2010 Climate Summary

Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN
After a very cold winter season, March saw just slightly below normal temperatures. At Memphis Int'l Airport, the average temperature for March was 52.6 degrees, which was 0.9 degrees below normal. As one might expect for March, the was a large range between the highest and lowest temperatures of the month. The maximum temperature for March was 79 degrees on the 31st and the lowest was 27 on the 4th. There were 4 days that the temperature dropped below freezing for the month, though no temperature records were set in March.

March was a fairly dry month as well with precipitation well below normal for the month. The airport recorded 3.62" of precipitation, which was 1.96" below normal. There were 10 days on which measurable precipitation fell, with a maximum of 1.10" on the 11th. The peak wind gust was 56 mph, also recorded on the 11th. Hail was reported in thunderstorms on the 11th and 25th. Click here for the NWS climate recap for March.

Bartlett, TN
The average temperature for March at the WXLIVE! station in north Bartlett was 51.5 degrees, about one degree cooler than the airport, with a maximum of 80.3 on the 31st and a minimum of 21.4 degrees on the 4th. March precipitation totaled 3.93" at the automated WXLIVE! gauge, while a co-located manual gauge used for the CoCoRaHS program measured 3.82". There were 12 days with measurable precipitation, with a 24-hour maximum of 0.97" on the 21st. The peak wind gust was 32 mph on the 25th. Click here for a daily statistical recap on

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