|1998, 1995, 1968||6|
|1998, 1968, 1945, 1945||6|
Also, to the staunch weather buffs in the crowd this upper air pattern is similar to that of March of 1990 when Detroit and surrounding areas Southeast Lower Michigan saw numerous record highs; highs that could be tough to beat this week at Detroit, Flint or Saginaw.
Detroit March 12-15th, normals @ 1990 records
Looking back to the upper wind 500 MB pattern for the entire month of March 1990; shows the strong positive 500MB and 850MB height anomalies over the East.
Looking further out, the 15th will not be the end of near or record territory warmth possibilities. As mentioned above, the upper ridge is expected to hang tough and possibly build even stronger into what is called an Omega Block in meteorological terms; simply because of its resemblance to the Greek omega symbol Ω in the upper air pattern.
Checking out some model predictions next week on the first day of spring /GFS-20th/ and Wednesday /Euro-21st/ displays this pattern but of course; time will tell if the atmosphere builds the upper ridge with such aggressiveness. If so, some near record or record warmth could again be in the cards.
Looking further down the calendar at the records for March at Detroit from the 16th through the 25th shows us the following:
Again, all records for March for Detroit, Flint and Saginaw can be found here.
Making weather fun while we all learn,
Bill Deedler -SEMI_WeatherHistorian