We’ve talked at great length about the incredible warmth and number of records that have been shattered this month of March, highlighting of course the strong likelihood that this will prove to be the warmest March EVER in Rochester history. We should also isolate the current warm spell of this amazing mild pattern to truly appreciate what has happened. We’ve broken eight record highs since March 10th, averaging 76° for highs with lows consistently staying in the 50s and 60s. Those numbers are more typical of what we might see around Memorial Day weekend or even early June. When you consider that we’ve touched 80° twice and dew points this week have been in the 60s a few times, that certainly is June-like and while we won’t have so much of the June weather ahead in the next week, we will have some incredibly mild weather at least through the middle of upcoming week. Even after that, we’ll stay above normal with 50s to near 60 at least through the early part of April.
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This post was written by tschmidt on March 23, 2012