78
      Friday
      92 / 72
      Saturday
      92 / 71
      Sunday
      91 / 71

      Does This Warm March Mean A Hotter Than Average Summer?

      Many are enjoying the 70 and 80 degree days we're experiencing, now, in mid March, but does this mean we'll endure a sweltering summer of hotter than average temperatures?{ }

      Let's take a look back at the top 10 hottest March's and see{ }how the following summer temperatures turned out.{ }{ } Keep in mind, March's average high is 46.8°, so the top 10 warmest March's were anywhere between 4° and close to 10° above average!

      From this chart, you'll notice 7 out of the 10 warmest March's featured below average summer temperatures.{ } So, again, we can't say that since we're experiencing a stretch of warmer than average March, we'll have an unusually hot summer.{ } It is interesting to note that the hottest summer was set back in 2010 with an average temperature of 81.3° (that is #9 in the chart).{ } March was above average, but wasn't the warmest March, by far.{ }

      So, how are you feeling about the warmer than average start to March?{ } Do you think, after the 3rd warmest winter on record, and the warmer than average temperatures we're experiencing in March, we're in for an extra hot summer?{ } Take our poll on WJLA.com.

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      Click HERE to Vote.{ } *Scroll down the page & the poll is on the right side of the page.

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      I'm just going to enjoy{ }the pleasant weather while we have it.{ }{ }And here's hoping, in my opinion, for an average summer!{ }{ }

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