Spring, sunshine and warmer days arrived in March 2022 after a winter with temperatures that measured below average. The average temperature for the month was 70 degrees, which was 6 degrees warmer than last month’s average. The average high was 81 degrees while the average low was 59 degrees.
The highest daily recorded temperature in March was 89 degrees and the lowest was 36 – the highest recorded daily temperature in February 2022 was 88 degrees and the lowest recorded daily temperature was 39. March was soggy with 6.36 inches of rainfall – over 2 inches above the month average.
March’s daily temperature fluctuations were extreme. The monthly difference from the average high to the average low was 22 degrees. The highest daily temperature fluctuation was 32 degrees. Nineteen days in the month reached over 80 degrees for the high daily temperature, while low temperatures dropped into the 40s and 50s.
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Daily temperatures are warming up, members should expect temperatures to reach into the 80s and possibly low 90s throughout the month. Members may notice an increase in their March energy usage if they used air conditioning to combat the daily high temperatures during the month.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a warm April with an average temperature of 71 degrees, which is average. Rainfall will be less than average at 4 inches.
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