Kansas City Weather:

Due to an extended period of above normal temperatures experienced during the past two weeks, March 2007 finished as one of the warmest on record at many cities in the region.  In Kansas City, the average temperature was 52.6 degrees, which was 8.8 degrees above normal.  The average high temperature was 63.5 degrees or 9.1 degrees above normal.  The average low temperature was 41.6 degrees which was 8.4 degrees above normal.  The warmest reading of 80 degrees was reported on March 25th.  These above normal temperatures pushed March 2007 to become the 3rd warmest March on record in Kansas City since records began in 1888.

Other interesting facts from March for Kansas City include: 25 out of 31 days when the daily high temperature in March surpassed its climatological normal, 22 of the 31 days experienced low temperatures above their seasonal normals, there were 10 days with readings above 70 degrees in Kansas City, and the month finished with a 14 day streak of average daily temperatures reaching above their climatological values. 

Precipitation came in at 2.85 inches for the month, with was 0.41 inches above normal.  One precipitation record was broken in March, when 1.11 inches of rain fell on on the 29th breaking the daily rainfall record for that day.  Snowfall for the month was 0.2 inches, making the snowfall for this season 10.2 inches

Saint Joseph Weather:

In Saint Joseph, the average temperature was 50.6 degrees, which was 7.1 degrees above normal. The average low temperature in March was 39.3 degrees or 7.3 degrees above normal.  The warmest reading occurred on the 25th, with a maximum temperature reached of 82 degrees. The lowest reading was 14 degrees on the 4th of March.  These above normal temperatures pushed March 2007 to become tied for the 2nd warmest March on record in Saint Joseph with the years 1945 and 1938.

Other interesting facts from March for Saint Joseph include: 23 out of 31 days the daily high temperature surpassed its climatological normal, on 21 of the 31 days in March the low temperatures remained above their seasonal normals.  Similar to Kansas City, Saint Joseph also finished on a 14 day streak of average daily temperatures reaching above their climatological values.

Precipitation at Saint Joseph came in at 3.66 inches for the month, which was 1.30 inches above normal.  One precipitation record was broken in March, when 1.25 inches of rain fell on on the 29th breaking the daily rainfall record for that day. Snowfall was 0.4 inches, making the seasonal snowfall total 9.4 inches



Historical Perspective:


To put this warmer than average month in perspective, below you will find the top 10 warmest months on record (based on daily average temperature) for several sites around the area. Even though March has finished and we begin to turn to a cooler stretch of weather, continue to keep track of the daily temperatures on the preliminary climatology data CF6 by visiting our climate resources page!
Kansas City Top 10 March Average T 
Preliminary Rankings for March
Years: 1888-2007
Rank Value Year
1 58.3 1910
2 55.6 1946
3 52.6 2007
4 52.1 1907
5 52.1 1938
6 51.7 1945
7 51.2 1935
8 50.9 1921
9 50.8 1905
10 50.8 1918
Saint Joseph Top 10 March Average T
Preliminary Rankings for March
Years: 1908-2007
Rank Value Year
1 54.0 1946
2T 50.6 2007
2T 50.6 1945
2T 50.6 1938
5 49.7 1918
6 49.2 1966
7 49.0 1935
8 48.9 1973
9 48.8 1921
10 48.1 1977
NWS Pleasant Hill Top 10 March Average T
Preliminary Rankings for March
Years: 1995-2007
Rank Value Year
1 52.0 2007
2 47.4 2000
3 46.7 2004
4 45.9 1997
5 44.5 2006
6 43.6 2003
7 43.4 1999
8 42.7 2005
9 39.3 2002
10 39.1 2001



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