Ithaca Climate Summary for March 2001
- With a monthly average temperature of 28.1 degrees, the month averaged 4.8 degrees cooler than normal.
- This March was 11.1 degrees cooler than March 2000 and was the coolest March since 1994.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 49 degrees on the 20th.
- This was the first March in the Ithaca climate record during which the temperature failed to reach 50 degrees.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 2 degrees on the 4th.
- March precipitation totalled 5.53 inches, which represented 244% of normal.
- This was the second greatest March precipitation total since records began in 1879. The wettest March was 6.92 inches in 1936.
- March snowfall totalled 35 inches, which was 24.8 inches more than normal.
- This was the second greatest March snowfall accumulation on record. The greatest was 35.5 inches in 1956.
- Daily snow depths ranged from a trace on the 31st to 17 inches on the 7th.
- The seasonal snowfall total now stands at 82.1 inches, 19.1 inches more than normal and already the snowiest season since 1995-96..
- March snowfall totals elsewhere in the area included 35.1 inches in Groton.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center