West Michigan enjoying one of the sunniest months of March ever

Long, Dry Stretch Ahead
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Posted at 5:37 AM, Mar 19, 2021

WEST MICHIGAN — Now that spring has arrived, the unseasonably warm temperatures are continuing.

Normal high temps for this time of year have us in the middle 40s.

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If this March seems to be extremely sunny and pleasant, that indeed has been the case. The top five months of March for the sunniest weather have been 76% of available sun in 1918, 72% in 2009, 69% in 1945, 68% in 1969, and 66% in 2000. Normally, we'd only see about 48% of available sunshine in March.

Thus far in March 2021, we've recorded 76% sunshine. See graphic below.

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The only possible issue with lower relative humidity level (probably less than 30%) means we may have an increased fire danger by the time we get to Sunday and beyond. Please be careful when burning or lighting campfires.

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