3/19/2017 - Sunday
The weather gave us March madness all right, 17" here. Fortunately melting pretty quickly.
This week more typical March weather with cold and milder, looks mostly dry, cold mid-week. Maybe 60's next Saturday so that would be nice. Best chances of precip are Monday night and next Sunday.
Looking at March-
High temperatures rise 11 degrees this month. They start out at 45 degrees for the average high, rise to 56 by the end of the month. The average low starts at 29, and rises 8 degrees to 37 by the end of the month60's next Saturday so .
The record high is 87, in 1998. The record low is 5 degrees, in 1984.
The average precipitation is 3.58", average snowfall is 6.0". The snowiest one had 22.8", in 1993. The snowiest day was the 13th in 1993 with 20.4".
The wettest February had 6.61" of rain, in 1936.
Looking back at February-
February temperatures were well above average, with the average of the highs and lows being 8.4 degrees above average, at 41.3. The average high was 51.5, the average low was 31.0 degrees.
The highest temperature was 76, occurring on the 24th. The lowest temperature was 21 degrees on the 4th.
Heating degree days were 653, 240 below average. Total for the season is 3,238, 750 less than average..
Rainfall at HIA was 0.64" below average, at 1.75". The greatest amount was 0.65" on the 8th.
Snowfall was 3.6". It continues the season with the least snowfall since 1980, which was the winter of 1994-1995 with only 9" for the season.
Again there were no clear days, and only 3 cloudy days.
Information from the NWS Harrisburg preliminary monthly data.