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Ed's Almanac: March warmth broke records

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Emigrant, Paradise Valley 4/1/2015 (Photo credit: Myron Moorman) Emigrant, Paradise Valley 4/1/2015 (Photo credit: Myron Moorman)

 Myron Moorman called it an "April Fools joke" when he sent in this picture of Emigrant Peak and Paradise Valley this morning. From 70 degrees yesterday to 2 inches of new snow this morning, he said.

It as that way all across the region as the changing of the calendar page brought a change in the weather pattern.

April is starting off with close to average conditions, while March was one of the warmest on record.

At Billings Logan Field, daytime high temperatures in March, 2015 averaged 59.6 degrees, or 11.0 degrees warmer than the 30 year average.  

And the average overall March 2015 temperature was 9.1 degrees warmer than the 30 year norm. That made it the second warmest overall March in the 81 years of record keeping, just behind 2012. 

Four daily record high temperatures were tied or broken, and records from warm overnight lows were set on 5 days.

We reached 80 degrees on March 28.  That was the earliest we've hit that mark in the airport records.

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