The cool start to March has set a new daily temperature record at Hanford.
The high temperature of 43 degrees on Friday is the coolest on record for that date. The previous record was 46 degrees in 1987. Normal high temperature for the date is 54 degrees.
The Hanford Meteorological Station keeps temperature records back to 1945.
The National Weather Service has predicted that March will be cooler than usual in the Tri-Cities.