Friday, April 9, 2010

March '10 Saw Only 36 U.S. Tornadoes

It was the 4th quietest March since tornado record keeping began in 1950, with only 36 reports.

And in terms of temperature and precipitation, the U.S. averaged warmer and drier than normal.

While it was warm in New England, states like Rhode Island, New Jersey and Mass. recorded their wettest March ever on record.

Some good news, despite it being dry - only 9% of the US is reporting drought conditions. That is great news!

And the Canadian Ice Service reported that mid-March ice coverage on the Great Lakes was at a record low of only 3.5% - typically it would be around 31%. Records date back to 1973.

Read a detailed climate summary with maps by clicking here.

Have a great weekend!

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