|NAM 850-mb wind, temperature, and 3-h precipitation forecast valid 6 PM MDT 31 March.|
The warmth, however, will give us a shot for the warmest March on record. So far, we've averaged 49ºF, tied with 2012 and 2014, and just behind 1992 (49.2), 1934 (49.2), 1910 (49.6), and 1879 (49.2).
Can we top 1910? Assuming a low last night of 40, a high today of 74, a low tonight of 49, and a high tomorrow of 78, we'd have a monthly average temp of 49.7—just enough to top 1910 by 0.1ºF. It's gonna be close.
|Source: NOAA Regional Climate Centers|
In case you are wondering, the all-time Dec-Mar record for the airport is safely in the bag. We are currently ahead of 1978 and 1934 and will add to that lead today and tomorrow.
If you are tired of the heat, Wed–Fri looks much cooler, although a big mountain snowstorm looks unlikely.