March 2013 is “in the books”, described by State Climatologist Harry Hillaker as featuring slightly above normal precipitation and well below normal temperatures.
“Very cold month, I guess no surprise there, probably running about seven degrees cooler than usual,” said Hillaker.
He says April appears to be showing signs of being slightly wetter than normal, with little sign of the potential for severe weather, the odds for that increase in May and June.
Iowa’s statewide average for precipitation in the month of March was two inches, most of that in the form of snow.
Iowa Radio Network