Area temperatures fluctuate in March

Temperatures fluctuated during March and ranged from a low of 23° to a high of 80°. The rainfall during March measured 3.02 inches, which was below the average of 4.27.

A record low temperature of 33° was set on March 16. It was one degree lower than the previous record set in 1988. See the April 4 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about weather in Franklin County during March.