At least 25 U.S. cities break March temperature records
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — The March heatwave across the eastern and central U.S. broke longstanding temperature records in many cities, including Des Moine, Iowa, where the average reading for the month was more than 4 degrees warmer than the previous record, set in 1910. Milwaukee, Wisconsin and International Falls, Minnesota also reported temperatures more than 4 degrees higher than previous records for the month, according to AccuWeather.com, which this week released an early tally of temperature records.
The cities where records were set span 25 states, from the central High Plains to the East Coast and include Washington, D.C. For Indianapolis, March 2012 marks the first time that a monthly average temperature record has been set since August 1936. The last time such a record was tied occurred 66 years ago in March 1946. (more…)