Ithaca Climate Summary for March 1996
- The month of March averaged 4.5 degrees colder than normal.
- There were only nine days during the month with above normal temperatures.
- This March was 7.4 degrees colder than last March, but slightly warmer than
the year before.
- The month's warmest temperature was 65 degrees on the 25th and 31st.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 2 degrees recorded on 9th, 11th and
- Precipitation for the month totalled 2.27 inches, which was exactly equal to
the monthly normal.
- This was more than double last March's precipitaton total.
- The greatest amount to fall during a daily observation period was 0.44 inches
on the 6th.
- The March snowfall total was 18.9 inches, which was 8.7 inches above
- This was significantly more than March 1995 (6.8 inches), but much less than
the 30 plus inches that fell in each of the two Marches prior to that.
- The seasonal snowfall total at the end of the month was 97.1 inches, which
was 34.1 inches more than normal.
- This seasonal total was the fifth highest October-March snowfall total on
- Snowfall totals for surrounding communities included 18.1 inches in Freeville,
17.7 inches in Groton, and 20 inches in Cortland.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center