March may be warmest ever recorded
Though rain is in the forecast today, the Blue Hills Meteorological Observatory reported that the region is poised to set records for dry and warm weather. According to the observatory, this has been the warmest March ever recorded so far, at an average temperature of 43.9 degrees. The previous record was 43.5 degrees, set in 1946. Between Jan. 1 and March 26, the area received 5.88 inches of precipitation, which set another record for the driest year so far. The previous record was 7.2 inches in 1947. Records have been kept at the observatory since 1885.