March 2013 Much Colder Than March 2012

March 2012 went down in the record books with unprecedented warmth for so early in the season with numerous record high temperatures and record warm minimum temperatures set between the 6th and 22nd. March 2012 broke previous monthly records for March by an astounding 4 to 7 degrees. The snow pack was non-existent by the middle of the month, even across the far north.

March 2013 was the complete opposite of 2012. Unusually cold weather lingered throughout much of the month. A deep snow cover remained across the north with snow depth readings of 15 to 20 inches and a frost depth of several feet on the 31st. March 2013 will go down in the record books as one of the top 30 coldest March on record, a sharp contrast to the record warmth of 2012.

 

                           2012   2013  2013 TEMP
                           MARCH  MARCH DIFFERENCE  MARCH 2013
LOCATION            NORMAL  AVE    AVE   TO 2012     RANKING
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ANTIGO              26.5   42.1   20.8   -21.3   TIED 6TH COLDEST
APPLETON            31.3   46.4   25.7   -20.7   10TH COLDEST
BRILLION            31.0   44.7   24.5   -20.2   COLDEST
CHILTON             31.6   46.2   25.3   -20.9   4TH COLDEST
CLINTONVILLE        29.9   45.6   25.3   -20.3   TIED 7TH COLDEST

FLORENCE            25.2   40.0   18.5   -21.5   COLDEST
GREEN BAY           30.8   46.4   26.4   -20.0   32ND COLDEST
KEWAUNEE            30.6   42.3   25.1   -17.2   2ND COLDEST
LAONA               26.2   41.1   16.4   -24.7   COLDEST
MANITOWOC           31.8   42.6   27.9   -14.7   TIED 19TH COLDEST

MARINETTE           30.4   43.1   26.2   -16.9   10TH COLDEST
MARSHFIELD ***      30.4   46.3   22.9   -23.4   TIED 9TH COLDEST
NEW LONDON          30.5   46.1   24.7   -21.4   TIED 12TH COLDEST
OSHKOSH ***         32.3   47.4   25.7   -21.7   10TH COLDEST

PESHTIGO            27.6   42.6   24.4   -18.2   2ND COLDEST
RHINELANDER ***     27.1   42.9   21.9   -21.0   TIED 20TH COLDEST
SHAWANO             30.0   44.1   25.0   -19.1   TIED 13TH COLDEST
STEVENS POINT       30.3   46.0   23.9   -22.1   9TH COLDEST
STURGEON BAY        30.3   42.0   24.9   -17.1   14TH COLDEST

TWO RIVERS          31.0   41.1   26.1   -15.0   2ND COLDEST
WASHINGTON ISLAND   28.6   38.9   25.5   -13.4   13TH COLDEST
WAUPACA             31.3   46.4   25.5   -20.9   TIED 11TH COLDEST
WAUSAU              30.0   45.8   24.4   -21.4   27TH COLDEST
WISC. RAPIDS ***    31.7   47.7   24.6   -23.1   16TH COLDEST

*** DENOTES ASOS (AIRPORT) LOCATION

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                    MAX TEMP      MAX TEMP        DIFFERENCE
                    FOR MARCH     FOR MARCH        BETWEEN
LOCATION            2012          2013           2013 AND 2012
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ANTIGO               75            43               -32
APPLETON             83            48               -35
BRILLION             82            46               -36
CHILTON              84            48               -36
CLINTONVILLE         82            48               -34

FLORENCE             80            46               -34
GREEN BAY            82            48               -34
KEWAUNEE             65            45               -20
LAONA                78            44               -34
MANITOWOC            65            44               -21

MARINETTE            82            48               -34
MARSHFIELD ***       80            48               -32
NEW LONDON           82            49               -33
OCONTO               83            49               -34
OSHKOSH ***          82            46               -36

PESHTIGO             81            47               -34
RHINELANDER ***      78            48               -30
SHAWANO              82            51               -31
STEVENS POINT        79            48               -31
STURGEON BAY         75            48               -27

TWO RIVERS           63            45               -18
WASHINGTON ISLAND    63            44               -19
WAUPACA              83            49               -34
WAUSAU               78            46               -32
WISC. RAPIDS ***     81            49               -32

*** DENOTES ASOS (AIRPORT) LOCATION


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