The Crazy Month of March

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB)– When it comes to the weather there’s no month crazier than March. The month is known for its extremes, from summer time heat to mid-winter cold. Historicly, temperatures during March, in Springfield, have ranged from 90 above to 13 below zero. Some of the areas biggest snowstorms have occurred during this month of transition.

Last year’s March was the warmest one on record. March 2012 saw eight record highs with six of them occurring on consecutive days from March 18th through March 23rd. How can we forget? Last March was beautiful, feeling more like May or June than March.

What a difference a year makes! This March has been down right cold! Temperatures have been averaging below normal and of course we’ve had to deal with our share of snowfall. Check out the extremes from 2012 to 2013.

Dan Brown