Record Breaking March 4th?
WQAD Chief Meteorologist James Zahara dug up the weather records and discovered the coldest March 4th occurred in 1960 when the high was 14. So did we break a record today?
It may depend on what part of the Quad Cities you live in. Those of us in Davenport may have. At 3:52 PM the temperature at the Davenport Municipal Airport topped out at 12 degrees. The next hour it was 10. This according to NOAA.
The story was a little bit different in Moline. At Quad City International Airport the record low was tied with a 14 degree reading at 2:52PM. At 4:52 it is 13. Considering that "official" weather data is measured at the Quad City International Airport, we may not have broken a record but tied it.
All I do know is that a year ago the weather was nice enough to take my car to the car wash and give it a big 'ol bath. Sadly, that is not the case this year. We're not done with the snow either. The National Weather Service's web site says we can expect a gradual warm up and perhaps two inches of snow Thursday.
I don't know about you, but I'd dress warmly for this year's Grand Parade on Saturday March 16. You might also see if you can find a pair of green boots. With this year's weather it wouldn't surprise me if it snows. At least the green beer will keep us warm,