Most of northern North Dakota has recorded temperatures between 4 and 7 degrees below average so far this month. Southern North Dakota has been 2-4 degrees below average. So yes, it has been a cold month to this point even with the warm past couple of days. Today and tomorrow that cold will continue but there are signs of another warmer period later this week, but once again that will be followed by colder weather next week. Such ups and downs in the temperature are quite common this time of year, but the lack of snow cover is making the up periods a bit warmer than most Marches, but having said that, this month likely will finish below average for temperatures across much of North Dakota into northwestern Minnesota.