Then: March 2012 was the warmest March on record in Hastings and a number of Nebraska cities, with an average high temperature in the upper 60s.
Now: In terms of weather, Hastings witnessed falling temperatures and snow this March in place of the unseasonably warm weather enjoyed in March 2012.
Only eight days of sub-freezing temperatures in March last year were recorded the entire month, with nary a single snowflake officially observed by the National Weather Service in Hastings.
The average high temperature in March 2012 was 68.2 degrees, with an average daily low of 38.5. Combining the two, the overall daily mean temperature of 53.3 degrees was a record-breaking 13.4 degrees above normal, with only one day falling below the normal mean temperature. The toasty temperatures topped the previous high mean temperature of 52 degrees set in 1910.