March 2010 was warmer and drier than normal.
March began dry and mild through the first three days of the month. An upper level disturbance and surface cold front brought cooler temperatures, gusty winds and some rain and snow over the northeast half of the state on the 4th. A mostly dry and milder weekend of the 5th and 6th was followed by a stronger storm on the 7th and 8th. This system produced gusty winds both days and a rather healthy dose of snow across the northern high terrain. Generally dry weather followed for an extended period, from the 9th through the end of the month, with mostly above normal temperatures and a few strong wind and critical fire weather episodes. Minor precipitation events brought some snow to the northern mountains on the 22nd to 23rd and 26th through 28th.