March 2012 and 2013 Temperature Anomalies
After compiling the data, March 2012 and March 2013 will go down in the record books as polar 
opposites here in Central Alabama. March 2012 was on the of the warmest on record:
 

  AVG TEMPERATURE ALL-TIME RANK
BIRMINGHAM

65.5

1ST

MONTGOMERY

66.8

2ND

ANNISTON

63.7

1ST

TUSCALOOSA

65.7

1ST

PINSON

62.8

1ST

 
March 2013 did not set records for being the coldest, but it was near the top:
 

  AVG TEMPERATURE DEPART FROM NORMAL ALL-TIME RANK
BIRMINGHAM

49.7

-5.3

10TH

MONTGOMERY

53.2

-4.6

T-13TH

ANNISTON

50.0

-4.3

T-5TH

TUSCALOOSA

51.5

-4.1

4TH

PINSON

47.7

-4.8

6TH

 
These March 2013 temperature anomalies were felt all around the midwest and southeast United 
States. Most spots saw departures of 4 to 8 degrees colder than normal.

This may also account for the lack of tornadoes experienced in March. Only 14 tornadoes were 
recorded in March 2013 across the United States. That is the fewest on record for March since 
1969 when only 8 tornadoes occurred. Here in Central Alabama, we only had 1 tornado in March of 
2013. In 2012, we had 5.

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