Warmest March on Record in Nashville

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
342 AM CDT SUN APR 1 2012

...WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE AND THE WARMEST IN OVER
100 YEARS...

TEMPERATURES FOR MARCH 2012 WERE THE WARMEST SINCE RECORD KEEPING
WAS STARTED IN NASHVILLE BY THE ARMY SIGNAL CORPS WAY BACK IN
1870. THE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH 2012 AVERAGED 61.1 DEGREES WHICH
IS 11.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR THE
WARMEST MARCH ESTABLISHED BACK IN 1907. THE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 73.4 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS
48.8 DEGREES. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH WAS 85
DEGREES ON THE 28TH AND THE COOLEST WAS 28 DEGREES ON THE 4TH.

...SEVERAL NEW OR TIED MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING
MARCH 2012...

81 DEGREES ON THE 2ND OF MARCH BROKE THE RECORD OF 80 DEGREES SET
BACK IN 1951.

83 DEGREES ON THE 14TH TIED THE RECORD SET BACK IN 1967.

82 DEGREES ON THE 15TH TIED THE RECORD SET BACK IN 1921.

84 DEGREES ON THE 20TH BROKE THE RECORD SET BACK IN 1948.

85 DEGREES ON THE 28TH TIED THE RECORD SET BACK IN 1907.

...MARCH 1907...

UNTIL 2012 MARCH OF 1907 STOOD AS THE WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD IN
NASHVILLE. THE TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 59.7 DEGREES BACK IN 1907. THE
WARMEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MARCH 1907 WAS 89 DEGREES WHICH
STILL STANDS AS THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN NASHVILLE
DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH. IT IS ALSO INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT APRIL
1907 RANKS AS THE COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE. QUITE A
TURN AROUND FROM MARCH 1907.

...TEN WARMEST MARCHES ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE...

1.  2012
2.  1907
3.  1921
4.  1910
5.  1945
6.  1946
7.  2007
8.  1938
9.  1935
10. 1967

...RAINFALL FOR MARCH 2012 WAS BELOW NORMAL...

A TOTAL OF 3.11 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN MARCH WHICH IS ONE INCH
BELOW NORMAL. THE GREATEST RAINFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.42
INCHES ON THE 8TH. HAIL FELL ON THE 2ND.

NO SNOW FELL DURING MARCH.

THERE WERE 6 DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORMS.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.5 MILES AN HOUR. THE
FASTEST GUST WAS 46 MILES AN HOUR ON THE 2ND AND AGAIN ON THE
5TH.

FOG OCCURRED ON 11 DAYS WITH 1 DAY OF DENSE FOG.

THERE WERE 2 TORNADOES IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE DURING THE MONTH OF
MARCH. AN EF1 TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF KINGSTON SPRINGS IN
CHEATHAM COUNTY ON MARCH 2ND. AN EF2 MOVED THROUGH NORTHERN
PUTNAM...JACKSON AND SOUTHERN OVERTON COUNTIES ON MARCH 2ND.

...OUTLOOK FOR APRIL 2012...

APRIL 2012 IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

RAINFALL IS ALSO FORECAST TO BE ABOVE NORMAL.


$$
BOYD


Return to News Archive

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.