Nation has also seen two billion-dollar weather and climate disasters this year, so far.
Thanks to toasty temperatures for much of the country last month, March 2020 ranked 10th hottest on record for the contiguous United States. March also was rather soggy, continuing the nation’s wet streak for 2020, according to NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information.
Tragically, the nation has endured two billion-dollar weather and climate disasters this year, so far — in January and March. Here are more highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly U.S. climate report:
Climate by the numbers - March 2020
The average monthly temperature across the contiguous U.S. was 46.1 degrees F (4.6 degrees above the 20th-century average), making it the 10th-hottest March on record.
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