Warmest March Since 2000

It seems 'Spring' has arrived earlier this year than normal, and definitely compared to the last few years.  So far this March, average temperatures across southern Wisconsin are around 4 °F above normal. Let's take a look at some March temperatures statistics at Milwaukee and Madison to compare this year to previous years.

Milwaukee Average Temperature Rankings Through March 29 (140 years of climate data)

Ranking Temp (°F) Year
1 42.6 1894
3 40.6 2000
6 40.1 1990
13 38.5 2010
36 35.3 2009
78 31.0 2008

Normal Through March 28 = 34.4 (°F)


 

Madison Average Temperature Rankings Through March 29 (142 years of climate data)

Ranking Temp (°F) Year
1 44.2 1878/1945
6 40.4 2000
14 37.8 2004
16 37.7 2010
35 35.0 2009
93 28.9 2008

Normal Through March 28 = 33.1 (°F)


So far this March has been the warmest since 2000, and 3rd warmest since 1974.  If you compare average temperatures through March 28 of this year to 2008, average temperatures are 6.6 °F warmer at Milwaukee and 9.6 °F warmer at Madison.

 


 



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