March comes in like a wet lion


Looking back at the month of March, Graham Roberts recalls a wetter than usual month.

Roberts is the environmental health and safety specialist for Trapper Mine. He records the official Craig weather for the government.

"Last month seemed to be a pretty wet March," Roberts said.

Statistics back up that observation. This March, Craig received 2.44 inches of precipitation, which is up from 1.67 inches in March 2005 and 0.45 inch in March 2004.

The biggest storm of the year was March 13, when residents awoke to 6 inches of snow that held 0.75 inch of precipitation.

Temperatures ranged from a low for the month of 3 degrees on March 11 to a monthly high of 59 degrees on March 4.

Craig's weather readings are taken for the National Weather Service at Trapper Mine, 6.5 miles south of town.

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