March 2022 Climate Report for Memphis, TN3 min read
Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN
Average temperature: 55.2 degrees (1.0 degrees above average)
Average high temperature: 66.7 degrees (2.5 degrees above average)
Average low temperature: 43.7 degrees (0.6 degrees below average)
Warmest temperature: 81 degrees (6th)
Coolest temperature: 25 degrees (12th)
Heating Degrees Days: 311 (41 below average)
Cooling Degree Days: 12 (6 below average)
Records set or tied: Daily record high temperature was tied on the 3rd (80) and set on the 6th (81). A daily record warm minimum temperature was also set on the 6th (66).
Comments: Three days saw temperatures fall below freezing.
Monthly total: 5.64″ (0.10″ below average)
Days with measurable precipitation: 11 (0.5 days above average)
Wettest 24-hour period: 2.05″ (22nd)
Snowfall: 2.0″ (1.5″ above average)
Records set or tied: Set record daily snowfall – 2.0″ (11th)
Comments: In addition to the 2″ of snow recorded on the 11th, a trace of snow fell on the 12th. [The 2.0″ recorded on March 11th is believed to be erroneously low based on surrounding stations.]
Peak wind: South/45 mph (30th)
Average wind: 9.4 mph
Average relative humidity: N/A
Average sky cover: N/A
Cirrus Weather Solutions / MemphisWeather.net, Bartlett, TN
Average temperature: 54.0 degrees
Average high temperature: 67.1 degrees
Average low temperature: 42.0 degrees
Warmest temperature: 82.0 degrees (3rd)
Coolest temperature: 22.8 degrees (12th)
Monthly total: 5.05″ (automated rain gauge), 5.39″(manual CoCoRaHS rain gauge)
Days with measurable precipitation: 11
Wettest date: 1.69″ (22nd) (via automated gauge)
Comments: Snowfall on the 11th totaled 3.8″.
Peak wind: Southwest/38 mph (30th17th)
Average relative humidity: 61%
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MWN Forecast Accuracy
MWN average temperature error: 2.43 degrees
MWN forecast temperatures within 2 degrees of actual: 60%
MWN average dewpoint error: 3.27 degrees
MWN forecast dewpoints within 2 degrees of actual: 53%
Climate Outlook – April 2022
The April climate outlook for the United States from the Climate Prediction Center is shown below. Above average temperatures are forecast for much of the southern tier and up the east coast with strongest chances in the Southern Plains into New Mexico. Below average temperatures are expected for the Pacific Northwest. Odds slightly favor above average temperatures (37%) for Memphis over the course of the month versus a 30% chance of below average temperatures. The average temperature for April is 63.2 degrees.
Precipitation is expected to be above normal across the Great Lakes into the Upper Mississippi and Ohio Valleys into the northeast, as well as the Pacific Northwest. Highest odds of wet conditions are in the Great Lakes. Below average precipitation is forecast for the Rio Grande Valley into the Southwest U.S. For Memphis, odds favor near average precipitation, which historically averages 5.87 inches in April, the wettest month of the year.
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