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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Temperatures during March averaged 31.5°F, 4.1°F below average but 19.2°F colder than last year's record-breaking temperature of 50.7°F. Twenty-four days were colder than usual, five were warmer, and two were considered average. The highest temperature occurred on March 30 with 56°F while the lowest temperature occurred on March 4 and 20 with 11°F.

Precipitation was well-below average last month measuring 0.94", 1.43" less than usual, making it the eighth driest March on record (based on data from 1870-2013), and 2.20" less than last year (3.14"). There were eleven days with measurable precipitation, one day less than average (12).

Snowfall totaled 7.7" for March, 0.6" less than usual but 4.9" more than last year (2.8").

There was 36.6% of the possible sunshine last month, 12.3% less than usual but 14.9% less than last year (51.5%). There were three clear days - two less than average (5), seventeen partly cloudy days - ten more than usual (7), and eleven cloudy days - eight fewer than average (19).

No daily records were set in March.