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March 2016 outlook

March 1, 2016

RT  February was fairly mild this year. Temperatures were below normal at MSP airport on only 7 of the 29 days. Our average temperature for the month was 4 degrees above normal in the Twin Cities. The highest reading at MSP airport was 58 degrees on February 27th, and the chilliest low temp was 6 below zero on the 13th. 12.1 inches of snow were measured at MSP airport, which is about 4.4 inches above normal.

Looking ahead, the March temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service shows a tendency for above normal temperatures over Minnesota and Wisconsin:


Some cool days are likely, but there is a tendency for the average temperature of the entire month to be milder than normal.

In case you’re wondering, our Twin Cities average high temperature rises from 34 degrees on March 1st and 49 degrees on the 31st.


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