What's the Hottest Weather Temperature Ever Recorded in New York City in March?

by Joe Dorish about a month ago in america

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What's the Hottest Weather Temperature Ever Recorded in New York City in March?

Do you know what the hottest weather temperature ever recorded in New York City is in the month of March? The answer to that weather trivia question will probably shock and astound you as most of March is still in Winter and the record high temperature for the month is pretty hot.

In general, March is one of the colder months in New York City but it is the month when Winter ends and temperatures begin to rise. It's the month when cherry blossoms start to bloom in the city at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

The average daily temperature in New York in the month of March is just 42.4 degrees. The record hottest temperature for the month of March in New York City is more than double the daily average.

The average daily high temperature for the month of March in New York City is 50 degrees, while the average daily low is 34.8 degrees. March is the first month of the year in New York when the average daily low is above the freezing mark of 32 degrees.

There are, on average, 12 days in the month of March when the temperature dips below the freezing mark of 32 degrees in New York City. As most people who live in the city already know, March is the windiest month in New York with an average wind speed of 11 miles per hour.

While temperature are on the rise in the month of March in New York City, the city still averages 3.9" of snow during the month. Since 1869, there have been 30 snowstorms in the city in the month March that saw at least 6' of snow falling.

The biggest snowstorm on record for New York in March is 21", which fell from March 12-14, 1888. The snowiest March on record in New York City is a whopping 30.5" which fell way back in 1896. That is a huge amount of snow since New York City only averages 25" of total snow annually.

Weather temperatures have officially been kept in New York City since 1869. So the hottest temperature record for February in New York is from 1869 until the present day.

What's the Hottest Weather Temperature Ever Recorded in New York City in March?

86 degrees on March 29, 1945 and on March 31, 1998

That's right the hottest weather temperature ever recorded in New York City in the month of March is a sweltering 86 degrees. That record hottest temperature for the month of March in New York City was set on March 29, 1945 and matched on March 31, 1998.

How unusual is a 80 degree weather temperature day in New York City in March? Since 1869, there have only been nine days when the temperature reached 80 degree in New York City in March.

Days when the temperature reaches 70 degrees in March are much more common. In fact, every calendar day in March except for the 3rd and the 6th have had at least one 70 degree weather temperature day in at least one year.

When was the last time it was 70 degrees in New York City in March. That was on March 15, 2019, when the temperature reached a delightful 73 degrees. More often than not, New York City will have at least one 70 degree day in the month of March annually.

Will the temperature rise to 80 degrees this March in New York City? Since it's only happened nine times in the past it's unlikely the city will see a 80 degree day but a 70 degree weather temperature day is almost certain to happen this March.

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