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March was much warmer and drier than normal

March was much warmer and drier than normal

Climate Central’s monthly report revealed that Marches are getting over 3.1°F warmer on average

If March felt warmer than normal, it was.

The month’s average temperature of 45.1°F was 1.6° above normal. Marches in Philadelphia are getting hotter, leading to a change of 3.1°F since 1970.

April temps

However, the month was much drier than normal. The total 1.99 inches of precipitation was 50% of the average.

April is forecasted to continue to be warmer than normal.  Specifically, today is anticipated to be unusually warm, reaching a level 2 in the Climate Shift Index, which means that there’s a strong indicator that climate change is having a measurable impact on conditions in Philadelphia.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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