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NOAA: March 2019 was cooler and drier than the long-term averages

NOAA released their latest monthly climate summary for March 2019 this morning. It shows that for the contiguous 48 states, March was a bit cooler than the long-term average and also in the driest third of all years. The year to date shows us as just slightly cooler than the long-term average (the coldest start to the year since 2014) and wetter than average. There have been two billion-dollar weather disasters so far this year, the February severe weather outbreak here in the Southeast and in other places in the US and the ongoing Midwestern blizzard and flooding event. You can find more information at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201903.