As we move onto April, it is a good idea to take a look back at what was one of the more unusual ends to a winter season. For Rochesterians this past March was the warmest in recorded history and keep in mind the records go back more than 140 years. The month recorded an amazing 18 total days with a temperature equal to or greater than 60 degrees. A normal March would have 3 days of 60 or higher. The month also featured 15 straight days at 60 degrees or higher which was also a record. Just as impressive the period from 17th through the 22nd the mercury exceeded 70 degrees. Three new record highs were set on the 7th, 18th, and 21st with those days reaching 68, 78, and 80 respectively. The average monthly temperature was 47.5 degrees, which is 13.5 degrees above normal. Many climatologists who study the long term record have stated that the heat felt across the eastern half of the country was unprecedented.