It wasn't even a question of if, but by how much would we shatter the record for the warmest March on record. With the month now complete the average monthly temperature was +13.3 degrees above normal and for the first time ever averaged above 50 degrees.
The month also included six new daily record highs. Two days in which we saw the warmest temperature ( 85 degrees) ever in the month of March. And a record breaking nine consecutive days above 70 degrees (March 14-22)!
Toledo was not alone in this warmth. An astounding 7,700 record highs were broken across the country with over 80 other cities recording the warmest month of March on record including the following cities in Ohio:
How about my prediction for the rest of spring? Look for near normal temperatures for April, but a cooler than normal May. I'll call this the inevitable balance of nature!