Negative Minimums in March

Yesterday in this blog I talked about having a maximum high temperature below zero in March is quite unusual.  Having a minimum below zero in March on the other hand is quite common.  The average last below zero reading of the cold season is March 10 in Fargo and usually in early to mid-March around the rest of North Dakota as well.  The latest below zero temperature that many of you may remember occurred on March 22 back in the cold spring of 2013 and a very cold -12 degree low on March 26 back in 1996.  There has only been 3 below zero readings in April with only one of those since 1900 which occurred in 1975.  Although we came close in April 1997.

Daryl Ritchison