Friday, March 7, 2014

March is a Volatile Month

A warming trend with a few days of above average temperatures is finally on the way to the Quad Cities.

After the first six days this month, our average temperature is 12.9°, which is 20.6° below average.  It has improved slightly from three days ago when we were running 25.3° below average.

It didn't help that on March 2nd, we had the coldest daytime high on record in the Quad Cities for a March day with 7°!

Here is the 7-day forecast and those 40s and one 50-degree-plus day looks nice for the cold and snow weary.



If we achieve that 54° high on Monday, that will be the warmest day in the Quad Cities since December 4, 2013, when we reached 53°.

March can be a volatile month with temperatures.  We've been as warm as 88° in 1986 and as cold as -19° in 1960.

And, just two years ago, it was the warmest March on record in the Quad Cities with an average high of 53.3°. 

To put that into perspective, remember that the average high for the first six days this month is 12.9°!

CBS4 Meteorologist Anthony Peoples

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