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Marylanders Bundle Up: BWI Hits 4 Degrees, Coldest-Ever Reading In March

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Winter just won't quit. After a few more inches of snow Monday, we're in the midst of yet another blast of Arctic air.

Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram has more.

A temperature of 4 degrees was reported at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport by 6 a.m. Tuesday, breaking a record as the coldest day ever recorded in March here.

The reading was 1 degree lower than a record low for Tuesday's date and for the entire month, 5 degrees on March 4, 1873.  That means BWI broke a 141-year-old record!

Before this week, Baltimore has not recorded single-digit temperatures in March since March 4, 2009.

Many places tied or broke record lows all over the Eastern half of the U.S.


The normal temperatures are a high of 50 and a low of 30 . Temperatures are only expected to be in the upper 20s Tuesday.

This winter, from December-February, there were 50 days below average. Last year, there were 28. The average from December-February is 43.8 degrees.


Lows early Wednesday were expected in the teens, with highs in the mid-30s.

Snow This Year:

There have been 27 days this winter with a trace or more of snow.  In 2012-2013, there were 17.

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We have gotten 31.5 inches of snow this year. The average is 20.1 inches.


Thursday could bring a chance for a light wintry mix of precipitation, with temperatures in the lower 20s early but reaching around 40 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to bounce back on Friday, with highs in the lower 50s. Lows were expected in the 30s.

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