March temps trended above average


March is an infamously tricky month in the world of weather that can throw just about anything our way.

With winter coming to a close and spring getting underway, March is a month of transition. That transition, however, isn’t always smooth with equal chances for wintry weather and spring-like conditions on any given day. This time, however, March went fairly easy on us.

From a temperature perspective, March trended above average across the board, including setting a new record high on the 8th in Sioux Falls. While we ended up 5 degrees above average for highs, it’s far from the warmest March on record. That goes to 1910, with an average high of nearly 65. Lows were also about 5 degrees above average, good for 15th warmest on record.

Thankfully, we weren’t too far above average in terms of liquid precipitation. Of the 2 inches we saw this month, half of it fell on one day: The 28th. Snow was the only thing that trended below average this month…falling 2 inches short of our long-term average.
April can be just as wily at times, and the first few days of the upcoming month will prove that with rain, snow, and a cool-down in the forecast.

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