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In New York, March Has Been Colder Than February

  • East Coast shivers with lower temperatures than mid-winter
  • Outlook doesn’t call for warmth anytime soon, forecasts say
Winter Storm Quinn in New York on March 7.

Winter Storm Quinn in New York on March 7.

Photographer: Holly Pickett/Bloomberg

You probably already knew this, but March has been colder than February, at least at New York’s Central Park through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The same is true for weather stations at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports and in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington.

February set record high temperatures in the eastern U.S. -- March, not so much. On Feb. 21, Central Park reached 78 Fahrenheit (26 Celsius); Boston reached 72; and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (technically in Virginia) hit 82.