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NOAA Reports Unprecedented March Warmth

The NOAA released this weather chart on March, 2012 temperatures ranges today.The NOAA released this weather chart on March, 2012 temperatures ranges today.State College, Pa. -- 10 April 2012 -- AccuWeather.com meteorologists report the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their March 2012 National Overview report today, confirming that March was more than just a month of scattered warmth -- it shattered records across the U.S., becoming the only month ever recorded, except for January 2006, that had surpassed its record by such a large margin.

According to NOAA, the average temperature across the U.S. was 8.6 degrees above the 20th century average.

However, the report did not just reveal that certain parts of the U.S. had unseasonable warmth; no region was exempt from the weather anomalies.

Every state in the nation experienced at least one record warm daily temperature in March, totaling 15,272 warm temperature records broken.

The Northeast had its warmest March in 118 years this year, averaging 44.4 degrees F, 9.8 degrees above the average for the region.

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