March Weather

March Weather

March 1, 2022| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

No month has quite the same flair for the dramatic as March.  No doubt the potential for a back-breaking snowstorm is high on the list, yet a sudden shift in the wind, sweeping the clouds away can permit the sun to deliver an encouraging taste of spring.  Stir these ingredients together in a slightly different fashion and the whisper of snow becomes the drumming of a soaking rain.  Slumbering rivers awake, though sometimes in a nightmarish rush.  Melting snow may double or triple the water racing down the river basins, quickly exceeded their capacity and sending the debris-strewn water over the banks, ever closer to farms, homes, and businesses.  If the winter has had few interruptions, a mild rain might dislodge the river’s ice, only to become choked near a bridge or along a river’s bend.  The ice jam can form an icy lake with shocking speed and ease, threatening life and property.

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March Extremes
Warmest: 40.7°/2012

Coldest: 20.8°F/1900

Driest: 0.30”/1915

Snowiest: 46.2”/1956

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:

when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
– Charles Dickens



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