D.C. Sets Record for Warmest March Ever

Dozens of other U.S. cities also boast warmest March to date

Monday, Apr 2, 2012  |  Updated 10:15 AM EDT
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D.C. Sets Record for Warmest March Ever

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It's official: we set the record for the warmest March on record this year, according to temps gathered at Reagan National Airport.

Storm4 Meteorologist Tom Kierein says that the average temperature for the month of March in 2012 (combining highs and lows) at Reagan National Airport was 56.8 degrees. The previous record of 56.2 degrees for the month of March was set in 1945.

As a result of the higher temperatures, we had blossoms coming out 2-3 weeks early, and pollen counts jumped to higher levels earlier than average by 2 weeks.

Good news for allergy sufferers: this does not mean we will have a higher pollen count in April. However, we may see some peak pollen counts this week for oak.

At least 41 other cities across the country have also reported having the warmest March on record.

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