March State Temperature Averages

State March 2009 Coolest Warmest
Temperature Departure Rank Average Year Average Year
Connecticut 36.2 -0.7 66 27.0 1916 44.0 1946
Delaware 43.2 -0.8 58 32.5 1960 54.1 1921
Maine 25.6 -1.4 50 18.7 1923 35.4 1946
Maryland 42.4 -0.9 58 31.7 1960 52.8 1921
Massachusetts 35.0 -0.5 64 27.2 1916 44.1 1946
New Hampshire 30.2 -0.6 70 21.1 1923 39.4 1946
New Jersey 40.9 -0.1 67 31.3 1916 49.5 1945
New York 33.2 1.3 80 22.2 1916 42.0 1946
Pennsylvania 38.1 1.1 72 25.4 1960 47.2 1945
Rhode Island 37.4 -0.5 64 23.8 1895 44.0 1946
Vermont 29.6 0.5 75 18.7 1916 38.9 1946
West Virginia 43.7 1.9 78 27.9 1960 51.6 1921
Northeast 35.1 0.5 71 25.5 1960 43.5 1945

Rankings are for 115 years between 1895 and 2009. 1=coolest; 115=warmest.

March State Precipitation Averages

State March 2009 Driest Wettest
Precipitation Departure Pct Normal Rank Amount Year Amount Year
Connecticut 2.75 -1.67 62% 35 0.16 1915 10.14 1953
Delaware 2.55 -1.79 58% 21 0.22 2006 8.15 1994
Maine 2.51 -0.86 74% 29 0.43 1915 10.83 1902
Maryland 2.52 -1.57 61% 24 0.36 2006 8.31 1994
Massachusetts 3.16 -1.00 75% 48 0.10 1915 9.57 2001
New Hampshire 2.77 -0.60 82% 39 0.23 1915 9.27 1936
New Jersey 2.07 -2.11 49% 11 0.81 2006 7.80 1912
New York 2.84 -0.28 90% 50 0.63 1915 5.62 1913
Pennsylvania 2.05 -1.36 60% 12 0.54 1910 7.01 1936
Rhode Island 3.08 -1.57 66% 41 0.16 1915 10.43 2001
Vermont 2.41 -0.66 78% 36 0.38 1915 8.12 1896
West Virginia 2.67 -1.30 67% 21 0.56 1910 7.58 1963
Northeast 2.53 -0.99 71% 21 0.83 1915 6.53 1936

Rankings are for 115 years between 1895 and 2009. 1=driest; 115=wettest.


Departures are calculated using the 1971-2000 normals.