March 2013, Coldest Month Relative to Normal in Several Years

For the first time in several years, Southwest Lower Michigan has experienced an unusually cold month.

March 2013 surpassed the furthest departure from normal of any month since July 2009. In July 2009, Grand Rapids was 5.4 degrees below normal, Lansing was 4.9 degrees below normal and Muskegon was 5.2 degrees below normal.  Comparing March 2013 to March of previous years, we have not experienced larger cooler than normal departures since March 2005. At that time, Grand Rapids was 5.7 degree below normal, Lansing was 4.3 degrees below normal and Muskegon was  5.6 degrees below normal.  

For Additional Information on March 2013 Read our March 2013 Climate Summary


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