March temperatures so far have ranged from more than 6°F below normal in parts of
West Virginia to more than 15°F above-normal in parts of Maine.
When examining data from March 1-15, 14 of 35 climate sites ranked 2013 in their top 30 snowiest. Most of the snowy sites were hit by a storm that moved across the Mid-Atlantic and along the East Coast from the 6th to the 8th. Despite some sites receiving plenty of snow, overall precipitation in the Northeast was slim. Examining the same March 1-15 period, 2013 ranked in the top 30 driest at 19 sites. As for temperatures, 24 sites were above normal while 10 were below normal. Northern New England was particularly warm with Caribou, ME, averaging 11.1° above normal. On the other hand, West Virginia and Maryland were cool with Beckley, WV, averaging 5.3° below normal.
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