From February 2014 to the fourth Wednesday of March 2014, signs of spring’s arrival swept the nation as temperatures in all four observed cities increased. The monthly average temperature rose in in San Antonio by 1 degree to 13 degrees Celsius (C), in San Diego by 2 degrees to 18C, in New York by 3 degrees to 1C, and in Chicago by 7 degrees to -5C. Again, the city of Chicago stayed frozen for the fifth month in a row.
However, March 2014 was colder than the two-year average in all observed cities except for San Diego. When comparing the past two-year average of March temperatures to this year’s March, this year’s March felt colder than the two-year average in Chicago by 9 degrees, in New York by 6 degrees, and in San Antonio by 5 degrees. By contrast, San Diego city, similar to most cities on the West Coast, experienced a milder winter, as the past two-year temperature average in this city for March was 3 degrees higher than that of March 2014.