Who's Ready For May Temperatures In March? How Long It Will Last.

We will get a taste of Spring this week, as highs will{ }climb into the{ }70s each day.{ } Average highs for early/mid March are low to mid 50s, so highs, this week,{ }will be a good 15-20 degrees above average!{ }

With the above average highs, will we break any records?{ } Probably not.{ } Take a look at a neat graphic meteorologist Adam Caskey created that displays the forecast highs, this week, in comparison to the records for each day.{ }

Courtesy @AdamCaskey

Even though we most likely won't break any records, March is certainly starting off on a warm note.{ } As of Monday, we're 12 days into the month of March and 6° above average.{ } Coming off of a record breaking winter, it will be interesting to see how the spring and summer fair, in regard to temperatures.{ } So what's the likelihood of temperatures{ }staying above average?{ }

The Climate Prediction Center releases temperature and precipitation outlooks on a regular basis.{ } The latest one came out yesterday.{ } Check out the 6-10 day outlook!


The deep red/purple colors{ }indicate the high probablity of warmer than average temperatures.{ } About half of the U.S. is projected to be above average!{ }{ }Below is a{ }look at the one month outlook, where the U.S., and more specifically D.C., looks{ }faily likely to be above{ }average. *note this is for the month of March, as the graphic is valid from Feb. 29 through the end of March.{ } In contrast, the Western U.S. and Alaska{ }will be below average (I'll{ }certainly take the{ }warmer than average temps!).{ } { }


Enjoy the warmer temperatures and the{ }taste{ }of Spring, which officially begins Tuesday, March 20th.{ } Also, keep in mind highs this time of year are generally in the low to mid 50s.{ } It's not until May that average high temperatures are in the low 70s.{ }Happy *almost Spring!