With drenching exit, March breaks a trend, accomplishes a rarity

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Through Tuesday, for the year Philadelphia was running about a 2.5-inch precipitation deficit, but that might well get wiped out by the time the rains back off Saturday.


No flood watches have been posted because right now the region’s waterways are in the much-below to normal levels, and snow melt is very much not an issued, as it is upstate.

March should end up on the plus side for precipitation – and we’ve had quite an assortment this month – but of more note would be the temperature.





It average temperature for the month projects to finish at 42.1. That would break a nine-month streak of above-normal official temperatures in Philadelphia. The government’s 30-year March normal is 43.5.

A bigger deal is the fact that the March temperature is going to come in colder than February’s 44.2.

March hasn’t out-chilled February in Philly since 1984.




March 2017 also will walk away with one other distinction: It will be the only month with above-normal snowfall, those 7 inches being better than double the normal of 2.9.

One thing the month lacked was a sustained period of spring-like weather. Of the eight technically clear days, temperatures were winter-like on five of them.

Then again, we had our spring. That was in February.














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