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Despite the snow, March ended with below-normal precipitation

Updated: 2013-04-04T01:07:57Z

All the snow that fell in March didn’t add up to all that much moisture in the Kansas City area, which ended up with below-normal precipitation for the month.

Even though we got 6 inches of snow — 4 inches above normal — at Kansas City International Airport in March, precipitation for the month totaled 1.95 inches. That’s nearly a half inch below normal, according to the National Weather Service.

The greatest total in a 24-hour period was 1.05 inches on March 9.

Olathe didn’t do any better. Precipitation there totaled 1.29 inches in March, which is 1.34 inches below normal.

Temperatures were also below normal, according to the National Weather Service.

Though a record high for the date — 83 degrees — was set on March 15, the average high for the month at KCI was only 46.2 degrees.

That’s nearly 9 degrees below normal.

The average low was 29.3 degrees, about 4 degrees below normal.

| Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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