National Overview - March 2012
Year-to-Date Evolution of Temperatures

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Year-to-Date Evolution of Temperatures

Numerous cities broke temperature records for January-March (year-to-date, or YTD). The following map and table present some of these record averages. Each city listed observed its warmest YTD period. Also included are the running minimum and maximum temperatures with respect to the top 5 average YTD temperatures.

How to interpret this data. The data are presented in a horserace format, where the trace represents the year-to-date average through that date, rather than the single value observed on that day. Because of this, the left-most places on the map (which include an average of just a few days) are quite noisy.

Note: These data are preliminary and limited to some of the stations which have observed their warmest YTD period. Many stations still report via paper and U.S. Mail, and were not considered for this list. Some locations on the map may not be accurate.


CityStateAverage
(°F)
Normal (°F)Previous Record (°F) (Year)YTD Evolution
Atlanta Georgia 55.0 48.3 53.9 ( 1990 ) Highs
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Birmingham Alabama 55.5 49 54.4 ( 1950 ) Highs
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Bismarck North Dakota 29.5 20.4 29 ( 1878 ) Highs
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Boston Massachusetts 39.4 33 37.8 ( 2002 ) Highs
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Buffalo New York 36.6 28.4 33.9 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Cincinnati Ohio 43.5 36.7 43.3 ( 1990 ) Highs
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Cleveland Ohio 39.7 32.4 38 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Columbus Ohio 41.6 34.8 40.5 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Concord New Hampshire 32.6 26.1 31.7 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Des Moines Iowa 39.7 29.9 36 ( 1992 ) Highs
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Duluth Minnesota 27.0 17.2 24.4 ( 1931 ) Highs
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Green Bay Wisconsin 33.1 22.7 28.7 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Greensboro North Carolina 49.1 43.8 48.2 ( 1949 ) Highs
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Hartford Connecticut 38.2 31.3 36.3 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Indianapolis Indiana 42.6 34.2 40.5 ( 1990 ) Highs
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International Falls Minnesota 24.1 12.9 21.5 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Kansas City Missouri 44.0 35.6 41.7 ( 2006 ) Highs
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Lansing Michigan 36.2 28.2 32.9 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Lexington Kentucky 44.6 38.5 44.5 ( 1990 ) Highs
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Little Rock Arkansas 53.4 46.4 51.6 ( 1990 ) Highs
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Marquette Michigan 27.6 17.8 24.1 ( 2010 ) Highs
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Memphis Tennessee 54.0 47 51.9 ( 1990 ) Highs
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Minneapolis Minnesota 33.2 23.2 30.5 ( 1987 ) Highs
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Nashville Tennessee 50.1 43.2 49.7 ( 1990 ) Highs
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New York (Central Park) New York 43.1 36.8 42.1 ( 1990 ) Highs
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Norfolk Virginia 51.2 44.2 50.2 ( 1990 ) Highs
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Oklahoma City Oklahoma 49.8 45.1 48.6 ( 1992 ) Highs
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Omaha Nebraska 39.8 30.5 37.6 ( 1992 ) Highs
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Philadelphia Pennsylvania 43.8 37.5 42.7 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 40.0 33.1 39.3 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Pontiac Michigan 36.0 26.9 34.3 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Rockford Illinois 36.9 28.3 33.4 ( 1998 ) Highs
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Sault Ste Marie Michigan 28.4 19.8 26 ( 2010 ) Highs
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Sioux Falls South Dakota 51.2 44.2 50.2 ( 1990 ) Highs
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St Louis Missouri 47.0 38.2 44.8 ( 1990 ) Highs
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Tampa Florida 68.5 63.8 68.4 ( 1949 ) Highs
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Washington (Reagan) D.C. 47.3 40.6 46.4 ( 1990 ) Highs
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Wichita Kansas 45.5 38.7 44.6 ( 1992 ) Highs
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