Looks like the weather is slowly but surely turning the corner. We're hearing temps around 70 for early next week! Could it be? is Spring FINALLY coming to Maine? After the storm last Saturday, we are still a little gun-shy about getting excited having the snow finally being gone. Especially after we saw the chart below.

13.7 inches on April 8, 1907? 10.7 inches on April 19, 1925? Nooooooooooo!

What were the biggest Spring storms in Portland evah?  Of course, the great crew at the National Weather Service in Gray had that info for us right away, Here are the Top 10 of all-time for March and April

NOAA

The latest significant snow of the season? That was on May 10-11, 1945, when Portland received 7.0 INCHES. Woah!

 

How cold was March? NOAA in Gray says...8th all time!

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 28.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 4.7
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE 8TH COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE
WARMEST MARCH WAS IN 2012 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 41.1
DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS IN 1956 AT ONLY 25.6 DEGREES. SINCE 2010, 5
OUT OF THE 8 MARCHES HAVE REACHED THE TOP 10 EITHER WARMEST OR
COLDEST. THE FOLLOWING TABLES LIST THE WARMEST AND COLDEST MARCHES
AT PORTLAND.

TOP TEN WARMEST AND COLDEST MARCHES AT PORTLAND (SINCE 1940)...
      WARMEST      |    COLDEST
RANK  TEMP  YEAR   |  TEMP  YEAR
1     41.1  2012   |  25.6  1956
2     39.9  2010   |  26.3  1950
3     39.5  1946   |  26.4  1967
4     38.6  1945   |  27.0  2014
5     37.8  2016   |  27.3  1960
6     37.7  1973   |  27.3  1941
7     37.6  2000   |  28.1  1984
8     37.0  1991   |  28.8  2017 <===
9     36.7  1998   |  28.9  1972
10    36.2  1958   |  29.1  1944