What a month! More temperature records were broken this month than in any month since the Dust Bowl Era of the 1930s. Within the United States it is estimated that over 6,500 daily high temperature records were set or tied during the month of March.
Across Minnesota climate stations 424 new daily high temperature records were set and 327 new daily warm low temperature records were set in March, including 8 new statewide daily high temperature records, and for many observers, the earliest date for an 80 degree reading (March 17). In addition many observers reported the highest dewpoints ever measured in the month of March, some even in the 60s.
University of Minnesota meteorologist Mark Seeley discusses the weather with Minnesota Public Radio's Cathy Wurzer.