March Is Snowiest, Coldest in Decades

Monday, Mar 31, 2014  |  Updated 2:07 PM EDT
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Snowiest March in Over 50 Years

This March will go down as the coldest in over 20 years and the snowiest in over five decades.

Regan National Airport recorded an average temperature of 42.5 degrees this month, 4.2 degrees below average. Last week, Dulles International Airport recorded a record low of 15 degrees; it was the coldest day for the last week of March ever recorded at Dulles, Storm Team4 meteorologist Tom Kierein said.

The frigid weather made the month the coldest the D.C. area has seen since 1993.

We've also seen more measurable snow than normal with five snow days this month, making it the snowiest March in 54 years.

We won't have to worry about any snow as we enter the first week of April. The area will see temperatures in the mid-60s, which is above average. There is, however, a chance for some April showers Thursday into  Friday.

By the way, the last time we saw an inch of snow in April was 1924.

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