March Heat: 15,000 Records Broken

Posted at 9:40 PM, Apr 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-10 21:57:30-04

Think it was an unusually warm March in Hampton Roads?  You’re right.  And we weren’t alone.  It was the second warmest March on record in our area (1945 was warmest), with an average temperature almost 10 degrees warmer than normal.  We enjoyed 17 days with high temperatures that hit at least 70 and seven days when we hit at least 80!  By the way, our weather records date back to 1874.

And we weren’t alone.  It was the warmest March on record across the U.S.  This video shows the location of the 7,755 daytime and 7,517 nighttime heat records that were set or tied in March.