Ithaca Climate Summary for March 2000
- With a monthly average temperature of 39.2 degrees, March 2000 averaged 6.3 degrees warmer than normal.
- This was the warmest March since 1973 and the 4th warmest since record began in 1873.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 75 degrees on the 8th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 5 degrees on the 18th.
- March precipitation totalled 2.38 inches, which represented 105% of normal.
- This March was drier than March of each of the last two years.
- March snowfall totalled only 3.7 inches, 6.5 inches less than normal.
- This was the lowest March snowfall total since 1987 (2.3 inches).
- Only 3 days had an inch or more of snow on the ground. This was 15 fewer such days than last March.
- The seasonal snowfall total at month's end was 58.5 inches, 4.5 inches less than normal and 5.5 inches less than at this point last winter.
Keith L. Eggleston (email@example.com)
Northeast Regional Climate Center