This March was warm for much of the Eastern two thirds of the Country, and that is especially true for Arkansas with March 2012 going down as the warmest March ever recorded. For Little Rock, this March was the warmest by a couple of criteria. Daytime highs averaged 76.2 degrees, over 12 degrees above the normal average high for March, which is the warmest average high for March recorded.
The average monthly temperature for March was also the warmest recorded. This measurement takes into account both high and low temperatures. This March easily beat the previous warmest March which averaged 63.1 degrees in 1907. The overall average temperature this March was 64.3 degrees, almost 11 degrees above normal. This temperature would even be above normal for APRIL, which has a normal average monthly temperature of 62.1
Looking at only low temperatures for the month, this March ranked 2nd warmest with the average low temperature almost 10 degrees above normal.
Complete temperature records for Little Rock go back to 1879.