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Severe Storms in Upper Midwest and Across the East; Record Breaking Heat Continues

Scattered severe thunderstorms are likely Thursday afternoon into Thursday night across portions of the Upper Midwest and from the Mid-Mississippi Valley into the Carolinas. Early season heat with likely record high temperatures will persist across the Southern tier of the U.S. today and will extend into the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast on Friday and Saturday. Read More >

Climate/Almanac Data     -      Mar Normals     -     Mar Records
 
MARCH
 

 Site (Click site name for report)

Avg
Temp
Normal Dept
From
Normal
Precip
Total
Normal Dept
From
Normal
Snow
Total
Normal Dept
From
Normal
  Burlington 45.2° 41.6° +3.6° 2.59" 2.79" -0.20" NA 1.9" NA
  Cedar Rapids 40.6° 36.6° +4.0° 1.77" 2.10" -0.33" NA 3.1" NA
  Davenport 42.9° 38.2° +4.7° 2.15" 2.52" -0.37" 1.8" NA NA
  Dubuque 39.8° 35.4° +4.4° 1.88" 2.41" -0.53" 3.8" 6.3" -2.5"
  Iowa City 43.3° 38.6° +4.7° 2.63" 2.22" +0.41" NA NA NA
  Moline 44.1° 39.1° +5.0° 2.52" 2.86" -0.34" 1.8" 4.0" -2.2"
The ranking is listed in parentheses (__) when within the "Top 10".
 
   March 2021 was about 3 to 5 degrees above normal.
   Precipitation totals for March 2021 ranged from half an inch below normal to half an inch above normal.
   Snowfall totals for March 2021 were 2 to 3 inches below normal.
   Please see Mar Records for monthly record information.
 
 
The climate maps below are courtesy of the Midwest Regional Climate Center.
These maps become available around 10am on the first of the month.
           
Average
Temperature
Average
Temperature
Departure from Mean
Accumulated
Precipitation
Accumulated
Precipitation
Percent of Mean
Accumulated
Snowfall
Accumulated
Snowfall
Percent of Mean
NA NA NA NA NA NA
 
 
 
A LOOK AHEAD
 
 
April
Temperature Outlook
April
Precipitation Outlook
April - June
Temperature Outlook
April - June
Precipitation Outlook
NA NA NA NA