March 2022 was the 16th mildest March on record in New York. (March 2020 and 2021 are among the 16 that were milder.) The month was 2.5 degrees above average, with the high and low being 3.7 and 1.2 degrees above average, respectively. This March would probably have ranked among the ten mildest if it weren't for four cold days:
- March 4 - 37°/21°, 11 degrees below average
- March 13 - 35°/22°, 13 degrees below average
- March 28 - 33°/23°, 19 degrees below average
- March 29 - 38°/24°, 15 degrees below average
March 28th's high was the coldest this late into the year in 40 years, since a high of 30° on April 7, 1982. (Temperatures rebounded on the 31st, and from late morning into the wee hours of 4/1, they were in the 60s.) And the last time a low of 23° occurred later than 3/28 was in 1995, on 4/6.
March 7 and 18 were the mildest days of the month, with both having the same high/low of 74°/50°. The eight-day period from March 15-22 was 12 degrees above average (high/low of 64°/46°). This was followed five days later by a four-day stretch of unseasonably cold temperatures, from March 27-30, 13 degrees below average (41°/26°).
Below average precipitation, 2.39" (about two inches below average), made this NYC's 29th driest March (tied with March 1897). Much of the rain, 1.99", fell on three days (0.56" on 3/9, 0.50" on 3/12, and 0.93" on 3/24). Only 0.4" of snow fell (3/9), but it was the most in March in three years. 33 other Marches have had less snow.
There was a wind gust of 49 mph the night of 3/7, the highest gust recorded in Central Park since one of 62 mph during superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012.
Finally, on 3/22 afternoon humidity drop to 11% (fourth lowest of this century).
Here are March recaps from previous years: