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Statement as of 6:15 PM PDT on April 01, 2015


... Warmest March on record in downtown Los Angeles and many other
locations in southwestern California...

... Summary of record high temperatures and record high minimum
temperatures for March 2015 across southwestern California...

March 2015 was the warmest March on record in downtown Los Angeles
since official records began in July 1877... which includes a total
of 138 marches.

The average temperature for the month in downtown Los Angeles was
68.2 degrees... a whopping 2.2 degrees higher than the previous
average for the warmest March which was 66.0 degrees in March 1931.

The average maximum temperature for March 2015 of 79.1 degrees also
set a record... breaking the previous record of 76.0 degrees set in
1931.

The average minimum temperature for March 2015 was 57.4 degrees...
second only to March 1983 when the average minimum temperature was
57.8 degrees.

During March 2015... high temperatures at downtown Los Angeles
reached 90 degrees or higher on 6 days... a new record for
March... breaking the old record of 3 such days set in March
1934... and matched in 1988 and again in 1997.

From the 13th through the 16th... downtown Los Angeles had four
consecutive days with highs of 90 degrees or greater. This was
the first time that high temperatures reached or exceeded 90 degrees
on four consecutive days in the month of March. The previous record
had been three such days... which occurred twice... from March 9th
through March 11th 1934 and March 24th through 26th 1988.

High temperatures reached or exceeded 80 degrees in downtown Los
Angeles on 13 days... a new record for March. The previous record for
number of days with highs at or above 80 was 10... in March 1914 and
March 1931.

High temperatures reached or exceeded 70 degrees in downtown Los
Angeles on all but three days during March 2015... a total of 28
days... tying March 1984 for the greatest number of such days.

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March 2015 was the warmest March on record at many other
locations in southwestern California.

The following table lists the average temperature for the month of
March 2015 at each location... the average temperature for the
warmest March on record at each location... and the ranking of
March 2015

                     Ave
                     Mar warmest rank of
                     2015 Mar Ave (year) Mar 2015
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L.A. Downtown 68.2 66.0 (1931) warmest
l.A. Ap 64.5 64.0 (1959) warmest
Long Beach ap 67.2 64.0 (1978) warmest
ucla 67.4 63.4 (2004/1988) warmest
Burbank ap 67.4 64.9 (2004) warmest
Van Nuys ap# 67.6 66.0 (2004) warmest
Woodland Hills 66.0 65.2 (2004) warmest
Lancaster ap 57.9 60.0 (2004) 4th warmest (tie)
Palmdale ap 59.1 60.0 (1997) 4th warmest
Sandberg 58.6 55.2 (2013) warmest
Camarillo ap 63.6 62.0 (2004) warmest
Oxnard NWS 63.5 61.5 (2004/1988) warmest
Santa Barbara ap 61.9 59.9 (1983) warmest
Santa Maria ap 61.4 61.2 (1934) warmest
San Luis Obispo ap@ 61.2 60.5 (2014) warmest
Paso Robles ap 60.2 59.0 (2004) warmest

# period of observations 20 years
@ period of observations 17 years

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The following table lists the average maximum temperature for the
month of March 2015 at each location... the highest average
maximum temperature for any March at each location... and the
ranking of March 2015

                     avg highest
                     Max avg
                     Mar Mar rank of
                     2015 Max (year) Mar 2015
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L.A. Downtown 79.1 76.0 (1931) warmest
l.A. Ap 73.3 74.1 (1959) 2nd warmest
Long Beach ap 78.0 75.0 (1988) warmest
ucla 76.2 73.2 (1959) warmest
Burbank ap 79.8 77.5 (1997) warmest
Van Nuys ap# 80.9 78.8 (2004) warmest
Woodland Hills 82.3 83.9 (2004) 2nd warmest
Lancaster ap 75.4 77.0 (2004/1972) 3rd warmest
Palmdale ap 75.0 78.1 (1997) 5th warmest
Sandberg 68.2 64.4 (2013) warmest
Camarillo ap 76.5 72.9 (1959) warmest
Oxnard NWS 75.5 75.9 (1931) 2nd warmest
Santa Barbara ap 73.5 72.7 (1959) warmest
Santa Maria ap 76.5 75.3 (1934) warmest
San Luis Obispo ap@ 76.0 72.0 (2014/2004) warmest
Paso Robles ap 78.6 75.9 (2004) warmest

# period of observations 20 years
@ period of observations 17 years

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The following table lists the average minimum temperature for the
month of March 2015 at each location... the highest average minimum
temperature for any March at each location... and the ranking of
March 2015

                     avg highest
                     min avg
                     Mar Mar rank of
                    2015 min (year) Mar 2015
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L.A. Downtown 57.4 57.8 (1983) 2nd warmest
l.A. Ap 55.7 55.8 (1978) 2nd warmest
Long Beach ap 56.3 56.1 (1978) warmest
ucla 58.5 55.0 (2014) warmest
Burbank ap 54.9 52.8 (2013) warmest
Van Nuys ap# 54.3 53.2 (2004) warmest
Woodland Hills 49.7 48.9 (2014) warmest
Lancaster ap 40.3 43.9 (2001) 21st warmest
Palmdale ap 43.2 43.8 (2004/1994) 6th warmest (tie)
Sandberg 48.9 46.8 (2004) warmest
Camarillo ap 50.7 51.5 (1994/1978) 7th warmest (tie)
Oxnard NWS 51.5 51.5 (2004/1994) warmest (tie)
Santa Barbara ap 50.2 51.1 (1983) 3rd warmest
Santa Maria ap 46.4 48.9 (1978) 11th warmest (tie)
San Luis Obispo ap@ 46.4 48.9 (2014) 4th warmest
Paso Robles ap 41.7 47.5 (1978) 13th warmest

# period of observations 20 years
@ period of observations 17 years

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***summary of record high temperatures and record high minimum
temperatures for March 2015***

March 2015 was so warm that there were a total of 61 record high
temperatures and 64 record high minimum temperatures across
southwestern California. This includes new monthly record highs set
at Sandberg and Paso Robles... and a record-tying high for the month
of March at Santa Maria. There were also three new monthly record
monthly minimum temperatures set in March 2015.

... Record high temperatures for March 2015...

Date location hi temp old record

03/06 Long Beach ap 87 86 set in 1979
03/06 ucla 83 (tied) 83 set in 1993 and 1940
03/06 Camarillo ap 85 82 set in 1979
03/06 Oxnard NWS 85 83 set in 1940
03/06 Santa Maria ap 86 81 set in 1953 and 1940

03/07 Santa Barbara ap 82 79 set in 2004

03/08 Sandberg 74 73 set in 1972

03/10 Sandberg 73 71 set in 2007 and 1997

03/12 Camarillo ap 89 83 set in 2007 and 1959
03/12 Oxnard NWS 86 84 set in 2007

03/13 Los Angeles downtown 90 89 set in 1994
03/13 Long Beach ap 91 88 set in 1994
03/13 ucla 87 (tied) 87 set in 1994
03/13 Camarillo ap 92 85 set in 1951
03/13 Oxnard NWS 91 89 set in 1926
03/13 Santa Barbara ap 84 80 set in 1994 and 1989
03/13 Santa Maria ap 89 86 set in 1926

03/14 Los Angeles downtown 93 88 set in 1951
03/14 Los Angeles Intl ap 90 86 set in 1951
03/14 Long Beach ap 94 85 set in 1994
03/14 ucla 92 84 set in 1994
03/14 Camarillo ap 92 88 set in 1994 and 1951
03/14 Oxnard NWS 91 88 set in 1994 and 1951
03/14 Santa Barbara ap 88 84 set in 1951
03/14 Santa Maria ap 95# 88 set in 1951
03/14 Paso Robles ap 89 85 set in 2013 and 2007

03/15 Los Angeles downtown 92 85 set in 1978 and 1931
03/15 Los Angeles Intl ap 88 83 set in 1959
03/15 Long Beach ap 92 86 set in 1978
03/15 Burbank ap 90 86 set in 1994
03/15 ucla 91 83 set in 1978 and 1951
03/15 Sandberg 77 (tied) 77 set in 2013
03/15 Camarillo ap 88 (tied) 88 set in 1951
03/15 Santa Barbara ap 85 84 set in 1964
03/15 Santa Maria ap 86 (tied) 86 set in 2014
03/15 Paso Robles ap 88 85 set in 2013 and 1972

03/16 ucla 89 87 set in 2014 and 2010
03/16 Camarillo ap 86 85 set in 2010
03/16 Oxnard NWS 87 86 set in 2010

03/20 Sandberg 80 76 set in 1997

03/24 Santa Barbara ap 84 83 set in 1988

03/25 Sandberg 72 (tied) 72 set in 2014 and 1988

03/26 Sandberg 77 75 set in 1988
03/26 Paso Robles ap 91% 88 set in 1988

03/27 Los Angeles downtown 91 (tied) 91 set in 1986
03/27 Long Beach ap 90 86 set in 1986
03/27 Burbank ap 91 (tied) 91 set in 1986
03/27 Lancaster Fox Field 87 84 set in 1986 and 1953
03/27 Palmdale ap 87 84 set in 1986
03/27 Sandberg 83@ 72 set in 1969
03/27 Paso Robles ap 93& 83 set in 1969

03/28 Lancaster Fox Field 85 84 set in 1966
03/28 Palmdale ap 86 82 set in 1986... 1966...
                                              and 1934
03/28 Sandberg 79 76 set in 1969
03/28 Paso Robles ap 87 85 set in 1969

03/29 Lancaster Fox Field 87 (tied) 87 set in 1969
03/29 Palmdale ap 87 85 set in 1969
03/29 Sandberg 82 76 set in 1969
03/29 Paso Robles ap 88 88 set in 1968

03/30 Sandberg 83* 77 set in 2002
03/30 Paso Robles ap 90^ 87 set in 1966

# tied record high temperature for the month of March with March 26,
1988.

% Tied record high temperature for the month of March with March 12,
2007 and March 31, 1966.

@ Broke record high temperature for the month of March. The old
record was 82 degrees set on March 14, 2013.

& Broke record high temperature for the month of March. The old
record was 91 degrees set on March 26, 2015... March 12, 2007... and
March 31, 1966.

* Tied record high temperature for the month of March with March 27,
2015.

^ Third day in March 2015 with a high temperature of 90 degrees or
more. This set a new record for number of 90-degree days for the
month of March. The old record was one day in both March 2007 and
March 1966.

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... Record high minimum temperatures for March 2015...

Date location low temp old record

03/10 Sandberg 58 53 set in 1997

03/11 Los Angeles Intl ap 58 (tied) 58 set in 1982
03/11 Long Beach ap 60 58 set in 1983 and 1982
03/11 Burbank ap 61 55 set in 2004 and 1982
03/11 Woodland Hills 57 55 set in 1983

03/13 Los Angeles Intl ap 60 58 set in 2014 and 1993
03/13 Long Beach ap 58 (tied) 58 set in 1983
03/13 Burbank ap 68* 63 set in 1994
03/13 Woodland Hills 59 56 set in 1994
03/13 ucla 72 65 set in 1994
03/13 Oxnard NWS 57 56 set in 2005 and 2004

03/14 Los Angeles downtown 62 61 set in 1994 and 1993
03/14 Los Angeles Intl ap 64 59 set in 1994
03/14 Long Beach ap 61 58 set in 1993
03/14 ucla 69 63 set in 1994
03/14 Oxnard NWS 60 59 set in 1994 and 1993
03/14 Santa Maria ap 53 (tied) 53 set in 1941

03/15 Los Angeles downtown 66 61 set in 1994
03/15 Los Angeles Intl ap 66% 57 set in 1972
03/15 Long Beach ap 65@ 56 set in 2004 and 2003
03/15 Burbank ap 63 57 set in 2013
03/15 Woodland Hills 55 53 set in 2003
03/15 ucla 70 63 set in 1951
03/15 Sandberg 61 56 set in 1994
03/15 Camarillo ap 57 56 set in 2003
03/15 Oxnard NWS 62 55 set in 2003 and 1935
03/15 Santa Barbara ap 56 (tied) 56 set in 1970

03/16 Los Angeles downtown 66 64 set in 1964
03/16 Los Angeles Intl ap 63 57 set in 2010... 1978...
                                              and 1967
03/16 Long Beach ap 65# 59 set in 1998
03/16 Burbank ap 62 61 set in 1964
03/16 ucla 70 63 set in 2014 and 2010

03/17 Long Beach ap 60 (tied) 60 set in 1993
03/17 Burbank ap 60 58 set in 1993
03/17 Santa Barbara ap 56 55 set in 1993
03/17 Paso Robles ap 51 50 set in 1998... 1976...
                                              and 1967

03/18 Los Angeles downtown 62 (tied) 62 set in 1994
03/18 Burbank ap 61 56 set in 1998... 1995...
                                              and 1994
03/18 Woodland Hills 58 57 set in 1995
03/18 ucla 62 (tied) 62 set in 1978 and 1966
03/18 Santa Barbara ap 57 56 set in 1998

03/19 Burbank ap 59 58 set in 2010
03/19 Oxnard NWS 56 (tied) 56 set in 2007... 1994...
                                              and 1988

03/21 Los Angeles Intl ap 60 59 set in 1996 and 1978
03/21 Burbank ap 58 55 set in 2013 and 1993

03/22 Los Angeles Intl ap 58 (tied) 58 set in 2014... 1986...
                                              1978 and 1959
03/22 Burbank ap 58 54 set in 2014... 1996...
                                              and 1940
03/22 Woodland Hills 55 52 set in 1978
03/22 Palmdale ap 51 (tied) 51 set in 1998
03/22 Camarillo ap 57 55 set in 2004... 2001...
                                              1997... 1994... 1978...
                                              and 1972
03/22 Oxnard NWS 57 55 set in 2004... 1994...
                                              1978 and 1972

03/24 Burbank ap 56 (tied) 56 set in 1993
03/24 Santa Barbara ap 57 56 set in 1993

03/25 Burbank ap 56 (tied) 56 set in 2014 and 1988
03/25 Woodland Hills 55 (tied) 55 set in 2014
03/25 Santa Barbara ap 57 56 set in 2014

03/26 Burbank ap 58 57 set in 1988

03/27 Los Angeles downtown 62 (tied) 62 set in 2003 and 1932
03/27 Burbank ap 60 58 set in 2003
03/27 ucla 67 62 set in 1988
03/27 Sandberg 61 56 set in 1986

03/28 Los Angeles downtown 61 (tied) 61 set in 1986 and 1957
03/28 Palmdale ap 52 (tied) 52 set in 1989

03/30 Sandberg 57 56 set in 1966

* set new record high minimum temperature for the month of March.
The old record was 63 degrees set on March 13, 1994.

% Set new record high minimum temperature for the month of March.
The old record was 65 degrees set on March 25, 1988.

@ Set new record high minimum temperature for the month of March.
The old record was 64 degrees set on March 29, 1978... March 28,
1978 and March 18, 1978.

# Tied record high minimum temperature for the month of March which
was first set on the previous day... March 15, 2015.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:06 PM PDT on April 01, 2015



... Wind reports past 3 hours ...

Location speed time/date

... Los Angeles County...
Poppy Park 42 mph 0656 PM 04/01
Sandberg 39 mph 0937 PM 04/01
Palmdale apt. 38 mph 0756 PM 04/01
Lancaster Fox Field 38 mph 0607 PM 04/01
Whitaker Peak 34 mph 0957 PM 04/01

... Marine reporting stations...
west Santa Barbara Channel b 40 mph 0750 PM 04/01
1 WNW Point Arguello 37 mph 0900 PM 04/01

... San Luis Obispo County...
San Luis Obispo apt. 39 mph 0558 PM 04/01
Hearst Castle (6 wsw) 34 mph 0840 PM 04/01

... Santa Barbara County...
Lompoc (4 ssw) 41 mph 0940 PM 04/01
Anacapa Island 40 mph 0823 PM 04/01
Montecito hills 39 mph 0847 PM 04/01
Gaviota 38 mph 0753 PM 04/01
Santa Maria apt. 37 mph 0607 PM 04/01
Vandenberg AFB 37 mph 0556 PM 04/01
31 SSW Avalon 36 mph 0926 PM 04/01
4 N Santa Barbara 35 mph 0930 PM 04/01
Carpinteria (29 ssw) 35 mph 0713 PM 04/01

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposure. Not all data listed are considered official.


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