March warmer, dryer than long-term average
March in weather watcher Frank Doll’s back yard in Avon was hotter and drier than previous years.
It set a new high temperature record on March 31 – 73 – and a total of 3.5 inches of snow and .34 of an inch of rain fell, totaling .66 inches of water. In a typical March ,16.8 inches of snow falls on Avon. The previous high temperature of 68 degrees was measured in 1986.
But there were cold days in March, too. The low temperature was 10 on March 2. The coldest temperature, -8, was registered three times: 1976, 1988 and 1989. The average daily temperature was nearly 41 degrees.
Cliff Thompson can be reached via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 949-0555 ext. 450.
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