Our friends at the National Weather Service in Gray have compiled an amazing array of facts and figures for your weather wonderment  Our trend for warmer than usual months continued. March 2016 was the 5th warmest on record. This is the 8th consecutive month of above-average temperatures. The last below-normal month was June of last year.

FOR MARCH 2016:

  • The average temperature for the month was 37.8 degrees. That's 4.3 degrees above normal.
  • Not a lot of snow in Portland in March. Only 7.1 inches. That's 5.6 inches below normal. By the way, the snowiest March ever was in 1993 when we had 49 inches.
  • Crazy weather swings continue this winter. On the 21st we had over 6 inches of snow. By the 31st it was 72 degrees. Wacky!

If you want to really geek out-here are some daily records from the past month from the NWS

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN MARCH 2016...
DATE RECORD                              PREVIOUS
9    66 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       55 IN 2012
9    40 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE        39 IN 2000
9    53 - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE    47 IN 2000
10   66 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       58 IN 1998 AND 1977
10   41 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE        37 IN 2006
10   54 - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE    47 IN 1977
13   50 - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE    50 IN 2012 AND 1946 /TIED/
15   38 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE        37 IN 1990 AND 1945
16   39 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE        38 IN 1948
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