Meteorological March Madness 2012

Draft - Last Update: 11 December 2012

Disclaimer: This draft is an evolving research assessment and not a final report. The analyses presented have not yet been peer reviewed and do not represent official positions of ESRL, NOAA, or DOC. A more technical and detailed analysis of the heat wave has been submitted to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society for peer review. Comments are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Martin Hoerling (


  • 11-December-2012:
    • Add a link to the Bulletin of AMS paper
  • 03-April-2012:
    • Sorted the additional reading entries
  • 02-April-2012:
    • Added in surface wind animation for March 14, 2012
    • Pop-up surface wind and snow cover animations in new window
    • Fix CMIP5 image to show March 2012 - fix text
  • 31-March-2012:
    • Fix various typos