The first day of March was the hottest on record.
Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus all broke daily high temperature records, even before the high for Wednesday was reached, the National Weather Service in Wilmington announced.
The following high temperature records were reported:
Dayton: 75 degrees, which broke the old record of 66 degrees set in 1976.
Cincinnati: 78 degrees, which broke the old record of 71 degrees set in 1976.
Columbus: 75 degrees, which broke the old record of 65 set in 1972 and 1997.
New record highs for March 1 (as of 130 pm).— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) March 1, 2023
Cincinnati 74 - old record 71 in 1976
Dayton 69 - old record 66 set in 1976
Columbus 68 - old record 65 set in 1972 and 1997
These records will be updated later in the day after the high for the day has been reached.
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