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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published November 09 2012

Weather Talk: For first in Twin Cities, March warmer than October

March is normally a much colder month than October. The average temperature this October was 44 degrees, which is 1.5 degrees below average. The average temperature this past March was 41.6 degrees, the warmest March on record and an astounding 13.8 degrees above average. Although it was close, once again it was warmer in October than March.

This was not the case in the Twin Cities. For the first time since records began in 1872, the average temperature in March (48.3 degrees) was warmer than the average temperature in October (47.5 degrees) at the official recording site in the Twin Cities. Granted, this may be a relatively obscure statistic, but it is climatologically fascinating.

Back in 2009, the average October temperature in Fargo was 40.3 degrees, so such a feat would be possible locally, but recording another record-breaking March may not happen again in a very long time.

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