The numbers don’t lie. March 2013 was a cold month. And when compared to the March we had last year, its no wonder it felt even colder. That’s all about to change, though, as what appears to be a sustainable warming trend ensues next week in Gainesville. Our exclusive 10-Day forecast includes highs in the 80s for five days in a row, a stretch of warmth to that degree we haven’t seen since – ironically enough – the middle of January!
The end of winter this year featured unrelenting cold and several late-season frosts or freezes. This was a far cry from the unusual warmth we experienced one year ago. The table below illustrates the stark differences during the month of March:
March 2012 vs March 2013
Average Temp: 6.7° above avg. | 6.0° below avg
Daily averages: 29 of 31 above avg. | 24 of 31 below avg.
Morning temps: Zero < 32° | Five < 32°
Coolest days: 73° on the 10/11th | 51° on the 3rd