March weather was warmer and drier than normal, according to weather researchers at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris. The mean temperature for March was 30.8°F, which is 3.8°F above the average of 27.0°F.
The high temperature for the month was 57°F on March 31. The low temperature for the month was 8°F and occurred on March 20th and 21st. The highest temperature ever recorded in March at the WCROC was 83°F on March 23, 1910. The lowest temperature recorded historically was -30°F which occurred on March 11, 1948.
Precipitation totaled .11 inches which ranks fifth for the least amount of precipitation in 134 years. This is 1.04 inches lower than the average of 1.15. Snowfall was recorded at .7 inches and we have received 25.5 inches for the season. We observed 1060.5 heating degree days and the average is 1166.