|For additional national, regional, and
statewide data and graphics from 1895-present, for March, the last
3 months or other periods, please visit the Climate At A Glance page.
- March Temperature: 2nd
warmest March in the 1895-2007 record. The preliminary
nationally averaged temperature was 48.11°F (8.95°C),
which was 5.58°F (3.10°C) above the 1901-2000 (20th
- March Precipitation:
35th driest nationally in the 1895-2007 record. An average of 2.17
inches (55 mm) fell over the contiguous U.S. in March, 0.23 inches
(6 mm) below the 20th century mean for the month.
- January - March Temperature
(3-Month): 30th warmest in the 1895-to-present record,
1.42°F (0.79°C) above the 20th century mean. The
preliminary nationally averaged January - March temperature was
- January - March Precipitation
(3-month): A total of 5.87 inches (149 mm) of precipitation
fell during this 3-month period, which corresponds to a ranking of
- October - March (6-month): The
national average temperature was the 18th warmest for this 6-month
period. The nationally-averaged temperature was 41.11°F
(5.06°C), which was 1.31°F (0.73°C) above the 20th
century mean. At 13.58 inches (345 mm), October - March
precipitation was above average and ranked as the 42nd wettest such
period in the 1895-2007 record.
- January to March
(Year-to-date): The 30th warmest January - March on record. The
nationally averaged year-to-date temperature was 37.45°F
(3.03°C), or 1.42°F (0.79°C) above the mean. The
year-to-date period was the 24th driest January - March in the
113-year record, receiving a national average of 5.87 inches (149
mm) of precipitation during the period, or 0.47 inches (12 mm)
above the 20th century mean.
- April 2006 - March 2007: The
6th warmest such period in the 1895-2007 record. The
preliminary nationally-averaged annual temperature was 54.34°F
(12.41°C), which was 1.54°F (0.86°C) above the mean.
Precipitation was near the mean for the April 2006 - March 2007
period, ranking it as the 52nd driest April - March in the 112-year
record. The nationally-averaged annual precipitation
accumulation was 29.08 inches (739 mm), or 0.06 inches (2 mm) below
the 20th century mean.
Other Statewide and Regional
Temperature: 3rd coldest on record (1918-2007) for March with
temperatures 12.5°F (6.9°C) below the 1971-2000 mean.
Temperature: 25th coolest on record (1918-2007) for the 3-month
period (January - March) with temperatures 3.4°F (1.8°C)
below the 1971-2000 mean.
- March temperatures for
tied for 1st warmest. 21 states, including Kansas
, had much above normal temperatures. Precipitation across Texas
was 1st wettest on record. South
Dakota, was 5th wettest, while Mississippi
were the 2nd and 3rd driest on record, respectively.
- January - March temperatures
Hampshire ranked 38th coldest on record. Montana
ranked 17th warmest. Alabama
ranked 1st driest for the January - March period, while Texas
ranked 3rd wettest.
- The East North Central, West North Central and South regions, had above average precipitation
for the January - March period.
- Temperatures over the past 6-months (October - March) were above
average in the all regions except the South and Southwest, which
were near normal. Precipitation for the period was 6th driest in
- October - March temperatures
were much above average for two states, New Jersey and Delaware. 28
states had above average or much above average precipitation,
York . California
experienced its 6th driest such period on record.
- During the Year-to-Date period
(January - March), temperatures were near average to above
average in all states except Vermont
ranked 1st driest for the period, Texas
ranked 3rd wettest for January - March.
- January - March
precipitation across the Southeast and West regions was much below
- April 2006 - March 2007 was
warmer or much-warmer-than-average for the lower 48 states except
for West Virginia. Indiana
was record wettest for the period.