Posted on April 9, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Warmer-than-average March temps prevailed from the Eastern Seaboard across the country almost to the Pacific. GRAPHIC COURTESY NOAA.
Temps across lower 48 8.6 degrees above average
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Every state in the country broke at least one record high during March, and 25 states east of the Rockies reported their all-time warmest March readings on record.
For the contiguous 48 states as a whole, March was also the warmest on record, at 8.6 degrees above the breaking the old record (1910) by .5 degrees. (more…)
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Posted on April 3, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
At least 25 U.S. cities break March temperature records
Many cities across the central and eastern U.S. saw temperatures run more than 5 degrees above average during March 2012. GRAPH COURTESY ACCUWEATHER.
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…)
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Posted on March 13, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
This year's mud season starts early in Colorado.
Storm possible this coming weekend in the Colorado high country
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — The early March meltdown will continue through much of the week, with temperatures running anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees above average for this time of year, with highs reaching levels more often seen in mid- to late-April.
For the next few days, expect temps in the 50s at valley locations in the central Colorado mountains, with temps at the higher elevations in the 30s and 40s. By mid-week, temperatures in Summit County could be flirting with record highs, which are in the upper 50s for this time of year in Frisco.
A big storm that will pound the Sierra Nevada and the rest of California will move inland weekend, bringing the potential for some snow starting Sunday and into the first part of next week, but the long-range forecast is still far from certain, as some models take the storm south of the Colorado mountains. (more…)
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