Warmer, Wetter March In Sheldon

Sheldon, Iowa — The month of March was a little wetter and a little warmer than normal in Sheldon.

According to the weather facts collected by KIWA Radio, the highest high was 75 degrees, recorded on March 11th. That temperature was a record for that date. The old record was 68, set in 2012. The lowest high temperature was 27 degrees, recorded on March 26th.

The lowest low in the month was 9 degrees on March 22nd. The highest low was 36 on March 13th.

The average high for the month was 49 degrees. The normal is 43. The average low was 22, which is right on normal. The average temperature as-a-whole for the month was 36 degrees, and normally it’s 33.

We received 2.57 inches of precipitation for March. A normal March sees 1.96, so we were 0.61 of an inch above normal for the month. Year-to-date precip has been 4.62 inches. Normal year-to-date precip would be 3.4, so we’re 1.22 inches above normal on the year. The day with the most precip was March 24th, when we received 2.01 inches.

We received 1.5 inches of snow on March 25th. The liquid equivalent that day was 0.35 of an inch.

That was the total snow for the month. We may have received some as mixed precip on other days, but if so, it melted before it could be measured separately. Normal snowfall for March is 8.7 inches, so we ended the month 7.2 inches below normal. Since September first, we’ve received 21.69 inches. Normal would be 34.8, so we’re 13.11 inches below normal for season-to-date snowfall.