Above-average snowfall marked March weather


MILLPORT, Ohio – Most winters, U.S. weather observer Edwin R. Copeland records 4 inches of snowfall in March at this weather station in southern Columbiana County.

This year, however, he had to keep digging through the snow to measure the 7 inches that fell.

45 inches so far. The month’s snowfall brought the winter’s total to 45.3 inches, Copeland said, compared to a normal year when he gets about 30 inches.

Copeland recorded the most snow in January, when 16.5 inches of the white stuff came down.

Running hot and cold. The final week of March gave us some springlike weather, as Copeland recorded the month high of 78 degrees on March 28. He recorded a total of seven days with balmy weather in the 70s.

Those days raised the month’s average temperature to 39.4 degrees, compared to his 110-year weather station average of 36.9 degrees.

March brought us above-average temperatures for the first month since last September, Copeland added.

March’s rainfall was 2.5 inches, below the historical average of 3.36 inches at Copeland’s station. He also recorded 30 percent sunshine for the month, also below the average of 40 percent for the month.


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