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