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:

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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