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Mon Apr 2, 2012, 03:39 PM

March goes into weather history books as warmest ever in Michigan


AP, via the Detroit Free Press:



The National Weather Service says last month was the warmest March on record across Michigan.

Records go back to different years in places, but weather service offices in Grand Rapids, Gaylord, Marquette and the Detroit area all report a record-breaking March. Highs got in the 70s and 80s in places.

In Grand Rapids, the average temperature of 50.7 degrees topped the previous record set in 1945 of 45.9 degrees. In suburban Detroit, the average of 50.7 degrees broke the 1945 mark of 47.9 degrees. In Traverse City, the average of 46.8 degrees surpassed the 1946 record of 41.5 degrees.

The record also was broken in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where an average temperature of 39.7 degrees topped the March 2010 record of 34.7 degrees. ...............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.freep.com/article/20120402/NEWS06/120402013/March-weather-history-warmest-ever-in-Michigan?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 03:47 PM

1. Add a dozen other states in the northern USA!

 

Massachusetts, NH, VT, Maine, NY.

The only ones I spent any time in this winter. 80+ degrees in Boston more than once in March, just ridiculous.

Snow on NH and VT and Maine ski slopes melting away in March, and nights above freezing, no snow machines can make snow there if the 24 hour temps stay above 32 F. People laid off from ski areas, no snow, no jobs. This was March, in states that boast of the latest April skiing in New England, shut down in March.

Several groups of skiers from colleges around Boston who usually go to NH, or VT, or Maine, traveled all the way to Quebec to ski on spring breat, not enough snow below the borders on slopes in those states.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 05:29 PM

2. My electric bill states it was "10 degrees warmer this month"

than it was a year ago this month. But heck, still folks around our break room saying "it's just a natural cycle". Hope that 'cycle' suits them when we all have to move to Canada for the summer.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:06 AM

3. But the high temp for the Tiger opener is only 50 degrees

And the stadium on opening day always seems 10 degrees colder.

Dress warm.

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