Consecutive 60 degree days in March

Record-Breaking Warmth has come to an end; impressive consecutive temperature streaks shattered.

Very warm temperatures have come to an end across southeast Michigan today, ending a trend of much higher than normal temperatures. We broke the consecutive 60-degree days in March record which was set back in 1945 in Detroit (1910 for FNT and MBS).

As of Sunday, Detroit has had 15 consecutive days of high temperatures above 60 degrees which breaks the record that was set in 1945. At Flint there has also been 15 consecutive days of high temperatures above 60 degrees which now breaks the previous record of 10 days.  Despite the high temperature reaching 70 degrees in Saginaw on Sunday, the high temperature on Saturday only reached 54 degrees, ending the streak of consecutive 60 degree days at 13, which breaks the previous record of 10 days. With high temperatures early this week expected to top out in the 40s, this streak looks like it has come to an end across southeast Michigan.

Consecutive 60-degree days in March for Detroit

Year Days
2012 15
1945 9
1910 8
1945 7
*There were 2 separate strings of 60+ days in 1945

Consecutive 60-degree days in March for Flint and Saginaw (identical)

Year Days
2012 - Flint 15
2012 - Saginaw 13
1910 10
 1998, 1968, 1945, 1945  6
*There were 2 separate strings of 60+ days in 1945

 

The consecutive 70-degree days in March record was also broken by Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw as of last Thursday, with 10 at Detroit and Flint and 9 at Saginaw. The previous records were 4 at DTW and FNT and 6 at MBS.  In addition the consecutive 80-degree days in March record was broken at Detroit with 3, Flint with 4 and Saginaw with 3 as of Thursday.  The previous records were 2 at Detroit and 1 at Flint and Saginaw.



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