Ithaca Climate Summary for March 1999
- With an average temperature of 29.3 degrees, the month of March 1999 averaged 3.6 degrees cooler than normal.
- This was the first cooler-than-normal month since July 1998 and the largest negative departure of any month since May 1997.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 71 degrees on the 31st.
- The coldest temperature of the month was -13 degrees on the 8th. This was the coldest temperature recorded in Ithaca since January 7, 1996.
- March precipitation totalled 3.94 inches, which was 174% of normal.
- This was the wettest March since 1994 and 12th wettest since records began in 1879.
- Most of the precipitation - 2.06 inches - was recorded between 8am March 3 and 8am March 4. This was the largest one-day precipitation amount since November 9, 1996.
- It was only the second one-day March event on record that exceeded 2 inches. The other was 2.46 inches on March 1, 1900.
- March snowfall totalled 25.2 inches, which was 15 inches more than the monthly normal.
- This was the snowiest month of the winter and the snowiest March since 1994.
- The greatest depth of snow on the ground at any point during the month was 14 inches on the 7th.
- Seasonal snowfall stands at 64 inches, which is 1 inch more than the normal through this point in the season.
Keith L. Eggleston (email@example.com)
Northeast Regional Climate Center