FIRST ALERT: March has been a notably cold month so far - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

FIRST ALERT: March has been a notably cold month so far

(WWBT/NBC NEWS) -

After the sixth warmest February on record with an average temperature of 47.8 degrees, we have had quite a dramatic turn around in the month of March with the average temperature through March 27th of just 41.7 degrees.

Look at the calendar below indicating all of the days this month when temperatures were below average.

The "-" indicates days when the temperature was at least 4 degrees below average. The N/A indicates days where the daily temperature was average or just 1 degree above average. The remaining two out of 27 days were "+" indicating the temperature was 2 degrees or more above average:

If we stopped calculating today, March would end up being the seventh coldest March on record. We are expecting warmer to much warmer than average days ahead into the day on Friday.

This will likely skew the overall monthly average slightly and could potentially move us out of a "Top 10 Coldest March."

That said, it will be memorable for the overall cold change after a much warmer than average February.

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