As scientists continue an analyze March temperatures around the state, it appears last month was one of, if not the, warmest ever in Alabama.
Preliminary reports show the average temperature in Alabama was 64.3 degrees, which was 9.1 degrees warmer than normal, according to University of Alabama in Huntsville atmospheric scientists.
The warmest March currently on record was 1907 when the average temperature in Alabama was 64.5 degrees.
The UAH scientists wrote in their report that when a detailed analysis of March temperatures around the state is completed, it could surpass 1907 as the warmest in 117 years of weather record keeping.
An initial study already shows that March was at least 8 degrees warmer than normal in Alabama’s 10 largest cities.
The average temperature in the Shoals was 10.1 degrees warmer than normal. It was the warmest March in the Shoals since record keeping began here in 1893.