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Posted on Wed, Mar 21, 2012 : 9:30 a.m.

Another day of record-setting warmth on tap for Ann Arbor

By Cindy Heflin

Wednesday would be a great day to head for the pool, if only the pool were open. More record-setting warmth is on tap for the Ann Arbor area. The projected high of 84 would be 10 degrees above the previous record for this date, set in 1918.


It's going to be a great day to go to the park or do just about anything else outside.

It would also break the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in March. The current record is 83, set on March 24, 1910.

Wednesday is likely to be the second consecutive record-setting day. The high Tuesday was 81, shattering the old record of 75, set in 1921, said University of Michigan weather observer Dennis Kahlbaum.

Also likely to fall Wednesday is the record for the most number of days above 80 in March. It’s currently at one, Kahlbaum said.

Another record could fall Thursday, when the forecast calls for another mostly sunny day with a high of 81. That would tie the current record for March 22, set in 1938.

The high Monday was 77, tying the record set in 1921. Records were also broken this year on March 14, March 16 and March 17.

We’ve also broken the record for consecutive days above 70 in March. That stood at six, set in 1998, until Tuesday, the seventh day in a row above 70 this month.

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Thu, Mar 22, 2012 : 12:53 a.m.

If this keeps up we'll have to rename the state and call it Florida.................I love it............


Wed, Mar 21, 2012 : 1:41 p.m.

Notice what's on the ground under the swings? Wood chips. Know who has wood chips? The Country Road Commission from the tornado clean up. But Lisa Allmendinger's article says they will be trucked out of the County!