March has been slowly catching up on average temperature, mostly due to nighttime lows that have been much warmer than normal. The average temperature now stands at -1.9 degrees Celsius, a good jump from the previous week, which was at -3.2 degrees Celsius, and much closer to the normal for the month at -1.4 degrees Celsius.
There were 14mm of rain and 1 cm of snow for a total of 15 mm of precipitation in the last week, bringing the total for the month-to-date to 52 mm, which is about normal. The depth of the snowpack diminished considerably with the rain mid-week, and the tile drains are running as much as they have been all winter.
The remainder of the month is forecast to be cooler during the day but continues to be warmer than normal at night. Even still, it will be mostly above zero during the day, so the maple sap should continue to run. There is now more daylight than darkness with the official arrival of spring, something that the snow geese have noted as they start their descent into the corn fields for an evening snack and rest on their journey north.