BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - It’s been the same song and dance all winter long this year – it’s cold and it’s snowy.
As much as western New York is sick of hearing about this miserable winter, 4 Warn Weather is getting tired of having to tell News 4 viewers about it; we want it to warm up just as much as we know our viewers do.
The average high temperature so far in March is only 34.2 degrees. The seasonal average for March is 45.
Two years ago in March western New Yorkers were running in the park, sitting outside, and looking at the beautiful landscape. This March all there is to look at are giant, dirty piles of snow.
The average high for March, 2012 was 56.9 degrees, over 20 degrees warmer than this March, so far.
This month, there have only been eight days where the temperatures rose above average and six days the high was below 25 degrees.
There were five days in March two years ago where temperatures rose to 70 and three times reached 80 degrees. Western New York hasn’t even come anywhere close to 60 degrees yet this year.
According to the Buffalo National Weather Service the latest date in the year to reach 60 degrees was April 7, in 1980. The next latest date was March 25, in 2009.
If western New York doesn’t reach 60 degrees soon, it is very possible that that 1980 record will be broken. To find the next latest date the temperature first reached 60 degrees we’d have to check the archives of the 1930s when records were kept in downtown Buffalo and not at the Buffalo Niagara airport.