Record high temperature is recorded
Grand Junction hit a record-high temperature for March 23 when the mercury reached 76 degrees Friday.
The previous record for the date was set in 1997 with a high of 75 degrees, according to Dan Cuevas, a technician with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.
The lowest temperature for March 23 in Grand Junction was set in 1952, when the mercury climbed no higher than 10 degrees.
This is the second time in 2012 Grand Junction has broken a high-temperature record. On Jan. 20, a high of 57 degrees bested the previous mark of 56 degrees, set in 1981.
Cuevas said the Weather Service is predicting March temperatures overall will be higher than normal, and the trend will continue in April.
The thermometer will have to inch past 77 degrees today to break Grand Junction’s record for March 24, which was set in 1998.