March 2017 Temperatures

Even with the warmer temperatures this week, many parts of North Dakota will finish March with below average temperatures.  The big exceptions will be southwestern and southeastern North Dakota..  The coldest readings with be in the north central part of the state where continued snow cover has kept the temperature there much colder than the rest of the region.  March temperatures were aided by the lack of snow cover for many, but April historically does not have much snow and therefore, not having a snow pack will for the first time since October will not be the principal reason for temperatures being above or below average in a given location next month.

Daryl Ritchison