Ithaca Climate Summary for March 1995
- The average temperature for March was 35.8 degrees. This was 2.9 degrees
warmer than normal and the warmest March since 1990.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 70 degrees on the 13th.
- The coldest temperature occurred on the 3rd, when the temperature fell to
- The March precipitation total was 1.10 inches. This was less than half (48%
of) the March normal.
- This was the 10th driest March since records began in 1879.
- The heaviest precipitation fell on the 9th - 0.63 inches.
- The monthly snowfall total was 6.8 inches. The March normal is 10.2
- All this snow came from just 2 events - 6 inches on the 9th and 0.8 inches
- This amount looks especially sparse when compared to the last two Marches,
which each had over 30 inches of snow.
- The seasonal total of 38.6 inches is two feet (24.4 inches) below normal.
- This accumulation is the least since the winter of 1982-83 when only 32.7
inches had fallen through the end of March. That year, however, the second half
of April brought an additional 14.5 inches of snow.
- If there is no additional snowfall this winter, it will be the least
winter since comparable records began in the mid-1940's.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center