CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Western Massachusetts temperatures were right around average for the month of March, but that wasn’t the case worldwide.
According to NOAA, March 2019 was the second warmest on record across the globe.
The March temperature across the world was 54.9 degrees, that’s 1.91 degrees above the 20th-century average. In the 140 years of records, only March 2016 was warmer at 2.23 degrees above average.
For the year to date from January through March, the temperature across the globe was 1.62 degrees above the 20th century average of 54.1 degrees.
That’s the third highest behind 2016 the warmest and 2017, the second warmest.