Weather Summary For March

March certainly started out with a bang, with a severe weather outbreak on the very first day of the month. There were numerous tornado reports on that day, and a great deal of damage, especially in Millers Ferry and Enterprise, AL. The final tornado count coming from the National Weather Service reports 9 tornadoes touched down that day. After the severe weather then, the weather took a major swing towards being warm and calm. The temperatures really began to warm as we headed further into the month, with highs in the 70s and 80s. As of now, we are nearly 11 inches below normal in rainfall totals for the year and 5 inches below average for the month of March. We have not had a big rain event since the storms came through on the first day of March. In fact, we’ve only had 1.16 inches of rain so far for the month, so we defiantly need some rainfall across the area. Birmingham may actually have the third driest March on record. Be sure to check out the latest episode of Weather Flash; Mike Hill will have an updated rainfall deficit for you.

Richard Scott and Mike Hill

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