March numbers contribute to 2nd warmest year on record for U.S. so far

Image courtesy of NOAA.

From Sean Sublette with Climate Central: NOAA released its national monthly temperature analysis for March this morning.

Image courtesy of NOAA.

The U.S. had its 9th warmest March on record. Year-to-date, the country is having its 2nd warmest year on record. Individual states are shown with their rankings. And you can find these at:

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/us-maps/ytd/201703#us-maps-select

It was also the 10th wettest First Quarter (January-March) on record. Despite the relative dryness in the Southeast, the West has more than made up for the difference.

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