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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
1000 AM EDT WED APR 1 2010

...FIRST 80 DEGREE OR HIGHER DAY OF THE SEASON REACHED...

THE OFFICIAL HIGH TEMPERATURE AT COLUMBIA SC YESTERDAY...MARCH
31...WAS 80 DEGREES. THE OFFICIAL HIGH TEMPERATURE AT AUGUSTA GA
YESTERDAY...MARCH 31...WAS 81 DEGREES.

AT BOTH LOCATIONS...THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON THAT THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE HAD REACHED 80 DEGREES OR HIGHER SINCE LAST OCTOBER
31 2009. THIS REPRESENTS A PERIOD OF 150 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH
TEMPERATURES BELOW 80 DEGREES.

MANY THANKS TO WILLIAM SCHMITZ...SERVICE METEOROLOGIST/
CLIMATOLOGIST AT NOAA SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER FOR THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

AT COLUMBIA SC...THIS RANKS 25TH IN THE LIST OF LONGEST CONSECUTIVE
DAYS IN THE WINTER SEASON WITH TEMPERATURES LESS THAN 80 DEGREES.
SEE LIST BELOW. THE AVERAGE DATE OF THE FIRST 80 DEGREE OR HIGHER
DAY AT COLUMBIA IN THE SPRING IS MARCH 11TH...AND THE AVERAGE DATE
OF THE LAST 80 DEGREE OR HIGHER DAY IN THE FALL IS NOVEMBER 8TH.
RECORDS BEGAN IN COLUMBIA IN 1887.

AT AUGUSTA GA...THIS RANKS 23RD IN THE LIST OF LONGEST CONSECUTIVE
DAYS IN THE WINTER SEASON WITH TEMPERATURES LESS THAN 80 DEGREES
SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN AUGUSTA IN 1874. SEE LIST BELOW. THE AVERAGE
DATE OF THE FIRST 80 DEGREE OR HIGHER DAY AT AUGUSTA IN THE SPRING IS
MARCH 8TH...AND THE AVERAGE DATE OF THE LAST 80 DEGREE OR HIGHER DAY
IN THE FALL IS NOVEMBER 10TH. RECORDS BEGAN IN AUGUSTA IN 1874.

COLUMBIA AREA (THREADEX STATION)
CONSECUTIVE DAYS
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE < 80.0 DEGREES F
YEARS: 1887-2010

RANK # DAYS END DATE
1 172 3/31/1888
2 171 4/21/1902
3 170 4/ 5/1926
4 167 4/ 2/1931
5 165 4/ 3/1906
6 164 3/25/2003
7 163 3/26/1998
8 161 3/27/1914
9 161 3/23/1913
10 161 3/27/1895
11 160 4/12/1941
12 160 3/27/1924
13 160 3/22/1904
14 160 4/ 6/1900
15 159 4/ 7/1919
16 157 3/18/1905
17 156 3/21/1966
18 155 4/ 5/1983
19 154 3/18/1968
20 154 3/18/1912
21 154 3/12/1907
22 153 4/ 2/1892
23 151 4/ 2/1937
24 151 4/ 5/1915
25 150 3/30/2010
26 149 4/ 2/1947
27 148 4/ 6/2001
28 146 3/26/1920
29 145 4/ 2/1889
30 142 3/31/1917
31 142 3/12/1898
32 141 3/30/1981
33 141 3/26/1960
34 141 3/11/1911
35 140 3/ 6/2009
36 140 3/19/1952
37 140 3/16/1940
38 140 3/20/1938
39 140 3/29/1896
40 140 3/23/1893
41 139 3/14/1933
42 139 3/ 6/1908
43 138 3/27/1987
44 138 3/15/1984
45 138 4/ 5/1958
46 137 3/23/1978
47 137 3/19/1969
48 136 3/26/1936
49 133 3/ 9/1970
50 132 3/21/1995

END DATE IS THE LAST DAY OF THE RUN.

AUGUSTA AREA (THREADEX STATION)
CONSECUTIVE DAYS
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE < 80.0 DEGREES F
YEARS: 1874-2010

RANK # DAYS END DATE
1 183 4/17/1881
2 179 4/21/1902
3 167 4/ 2/1931
4 164 3/27/1924
5 162 3/30/1981
6 162 4/ 6/1900
7 161 3/27/1914
8 161 3/23/1913
9 160 3/22/1904
10 160 3/27/1895
11 159 3/20/2003
12 158 3/30/1888
13 157 3/23/1926
14 157 4/ 5/1877
15 157 4/ 4/1875
16 154 3/19/1966
17 154 3/18/1912
18 153 4/ 2/1892
19 153 3/31/1885
20 152 3/28/1970
21 152 4/12/1941
22 152 4/ 6/1915
23 150 3/30/2010
24 149 4/ 2/1937
25 149 3/18/1905
26 147 3/31/1960
27 147 3/30/1893
28 146 3/12/1982
29 145 3/25/1920
30 145 3/19/1903
31 144 3/12/1878
32 142 3/29/1886
33 142 3/ 8/1879
34 141 3/13/1963
35 141 4/ 7/1919
36 141 3/11/1911
37 140 3/16/1940
38 140 3/28/1896
39 139 3/ 6/1908
40 138 3/15/1984
41 136 2/27/1998
42 136 4/ 9/1987
43 135 4/ 2/1958
44 134 3/23/1947
45 134 3/13/1933
46 134 3/10/1894
47 134 3/24/1884
48 133 3/13/1942
49 132 4/ 3/1980
50 132 2/25/1977

END DATE IS THE LAST DAY OF THE RUN.

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