ABE: Warmest March on Record; 3rd Driest

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
500 AM EDT SUN APR 1 2012

...WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD AT ALLENTOWN...
...THIRD DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD AT ALLENTOWN...

MARCH, 2012 WAS THE WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 49.8 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS WARMEST ON RECORD OCCURRED
IN 1945, WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 48.2 DEGREES.

MARCH, 2012 ALSO WAS THE THIRD DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD WITH 1.00
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THE DRIEST ON RECORD OCCURRED IN 2006, WHEN
0.92 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL.

RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1922.

$$

THE TEN WARMEST MARCHES AT ALLENTOWN DATING BACK TO 1922:

   RANK       TEMPERATURE          YEAR
              (DEGREES F)

     1           49.8              2012
     2           48.2              1945
     3           46.3              1946
     4           45.5              2010
     5           45.4              1977
     6           44.3              1973
     6           44.3              1979
     8           44.2              2000
     9           44.1              1995
    10           44.0              1936


THE TEN DRIEST MARCHES AT ALLENTOWN DATING BACK TO 1922:

   RANK      PRECIPITATION         YEAR
               (INCHES)

     1           0.92              2006
     2           0.97              1981
     3           1.00              2012
     4           1.39              1949
     5           1.44              1927
     5           1.44              1966
     7           1.46              1924
     8           1.52              1990
     9           1.56              1985
    10           1.73              2009

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