Five weather records set in March

March was a month of weather records with four new low temperatures and one high temperature set.

According to Dr. Timothy W. Hawkins, professor and graduate program coordinator in Shippensburg University’s geography-earth science department, record lows were recorded on March 3 at 8 degrees F, March 4 at 4 degrees F, March 13 with 13 degrees F and March 27 at 27 degrees F.

The record low on March 13 came just two days after a record 71 degrees F was set on March 11.

Other data for the month include:

  • Average Temperature: 35.5°F, sixth coldest
  • Monthly Precipitation: 2.53 inches, 28th driest
  • Monthly Snowfall: 2.7 inches, 30th least snowy
  • Water Year to Date: 10.1 inches, 29 percent above average