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Overview and Graphics


March 2017 saw above normal temperatures and generally near normal precipitation across the region. The northern half of the area, encompassing much of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, and northwest Kentucky saw below normal precipitation for the month. Above normal precipitation was observed over the southern counties, from portions of southeast Missouri into western Kentucky. Temperatures generally ran 2 to 3 degrees above normal across the area. March became the 10th consecutive month with above normal temperatures in Paducah, Evansville, and Cape Girardeau. It was a rather active month with several days of severe weather, especially early in the month.


March 2017 Review: Precipitation and Temperature Maps (click to enlarge)
Climate Maps are from the Northeast Regional Climate Center



Seasonal Summary


Monthly Climate Report: Paducah  |  Evansville




Record Event Reports: Paducah Evansville Cape Girardeau


  • March 27, 2017: Event includes large hail and 1 EF-0 tornado in Trigg/Christian counties
  • March 9, 2017: A total of 10 tornadoes including 3 EF-2's over southeast MO and western KY
  • February 28 - March 1, 2017: Event includes 6 tornadoes including 1 EF-4 (Perryville, MO) and 1 EF-3 (Crossville, IL)