This was the seventh day since Feb. 20 with a low of 12° or colder. Additionally, eight of the days had highs of 32° or colder. The average high/low during this 13-day period was 32°/16°, twelve degrees colder than average.
The morning low of 17° came three days after a high of 73°, which was the warmest reading of the entire month.
Today's high of 70° was the warmest reading of March, 24 degrees above average, and a record for the date.
On a gloomy and damp Monday, the last measurable snow of the winter fell during lunchtime. However, after 0.2" accumulated, the snow changed over to rain.
Today's seasonably cold high of 45° was the mildest reading since Jan. 5. This was also the 58th consecutive day in which the temperature got no higher than 45°, a new record. The previous record occurred during the winter of 1948.
Although cold days in March aren't unusual, today's high/low of 30°/17° was a shock since it came after the mildest February on record. And after dark the wind chill was close to 10°. The last time a day was so cold this winter was on Jan. 9 (high/low of 23°/14°).
Snow that accumulated two inches yesterday evening continued overnight, adding three more inches. (For the entirety of the storm the temperature stayed above 32°.) These were the fourth and fifth days in a row with measurable snow, just the third time this has happened, joining streaks during the winters of 1923 and 1938. This snowfall also brought March's snowfall to 10.4", more than the 10.1" that fell in the preceding four months.