To demonstrate just how dry and hot March has been, below is a table showing the daily maximum temperatures (no point in including rainfall as this has been zero every day)
On the old scale (or, the way those backward Americans express temperature - °F) that is five days in excess of 100°F and that's not even including a 99.9°F and two others in excess of 98°F. Whew, that must have been why it's seemed so damn hot. Can't wait for our next power bill, should be a doozy given the number of hours the air conditioner has been running; which reminds me, time to clean the filters!
Certainly the hottest and dryest spell since I started monitoring the weather here. Mayber, we'll get the mother of all winters to make up for it.