Early spring broke more than 4,300 U.S. records

“A warm spell in March is not out of the ordinary…”

Climatewire reports:

… The warmer weather has been most striking in the Northeast and Midwest. For the first 20 days of March, highs have been 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average in many locations east of the Rocky Mountains. And more than 4,300 record highs were documented from March 9 to 19, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

“There’s always what we call ‘natural variability’ at play, and a warm spell in March is not out of the ordinary,” said senior meteorologist Stu Ostro during a Weather Channel broadcast yesterday. “But … records that have lasted more than 100 years are not only being broken — they’re being absolutely smashed”…

2 thoughts on “Early spring broke more than 4,300 U.S. records”

  1. Atlanta has broken records with 8 days in a row above 80 in March. However, the record high the past three days has been in 1907 which for today would have been 87. It must have been pretty hot back then and there was no air conditioning.

    I’m FOIA

  2. And that’s not even counting snows and cold in Arizona and the Northwest. They’re not trying hard on counting up the records. I can declare a record for my own back yard for a number of days since I’ve lived here.

    Weather is usually unsusual.

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