Average Temperature 29.4 degrees, 4.6° below normal. In terms of degrees below normal this is the coldest since May of 2002.
High temperature 74° on the 30th (“nice to don shorts”). This was part of a 3 day period that saw temperatures step from 55 to 67 and then 74°
Low 1 degree on the 3rd. March 8th to the 27th was pure cold snap with all days being below norm with temperatures rarely even reaching 40.
Precipitation 2.13 inches, .23 inches below normal.
Rainiest day: 30th with .51 inches.
Snow 23.5 inches 12.2 inches above normal.
Snowiest day: 4.9 inches on the 11th (that morning haze, fog & 12 degrees)
12 cloudy days, 10 partly cloudy days and only 9 clear days. The 9 clear days are 5 above the monthly norm.
Wind Average 8.7 knots, windiest day 19.2 knots on the 7th. Least windy day 2.3 knots on the 14th (“No spring yet riding the March lion”).
Year to Date: With January and March below normal temperatures are .43 degrees below norm.
For April there are above normal temperatueres predicted for the other side of Lake Michigan. Perhaps these will sneak across the lake. Outlook for precipitation is similar.
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