Record Temperatures Seen in Connecticut and Beyond

It was really never in doubt.  March of 2012 was a historic month of weather.   In Connecticut, there were record high temperatures in all regions of the state and the temperature actually reached 80° at Bradley International Airport! The average high temperatures were a stunning 4-5 degrees higher than normal.  To average that high above normal means there were consistent temperatures well above normal.Connecticut was not alone. During that historic week in late March when temperatures were in the 70’s here, over 6000 records were broken in the United States.  In fact, there were 15,292 warm temperature records set in March 2012 nationwide. This is a combination of 7,775 daytime records and 7,517 nighttime records. Hundreds of locations set all-time March records. There were 21 instances of nighttime temperatures being as warm or warmer than the existing record high temperature for the date. The map of red dots shows where daily record highs were broken or tied in March 2012.