Thursday, April 12, 2012

New York, Chicago Post Warmest March as Record Month Ends

New York’s airports and Chicago had their all-time warmest March while Central Park had its second- hottest as thousands of weather records were set or tied across the U.S., according to the National Weather Service.

The average temperature for the month at John F. Kennedy International Airport was 48.5 degrees Fahrenheit (9.2 Celsius) topping the previous record of 47.7 set in 1973, the weather service said. At LaGuardia Airport, the new record is 50.8, exceeding 49.8 in 1945.

The average in Chicago was 53.5 degrees. That topped the previous mark of 48.6 degrees set in 1910 and matched in 1945, the weather service said, citing data compiled since 1873.

“To put it in perspective, if it was April, it would still be in the top 10, as far as warmest. Read More