It isn't uncommon for temperatures to stray far from climatological averages (determined by averaging temperatures over the most recent 30 year period) from time to time. In fact, it's quite normal for that to happen. But something that never happens is for an entire month's temperatures to deviate from the average so much for so long that it they cause the month to actually be either colder than the preceding month or warmer than the month following. Never, that is, until now!
With April 2012 now in the books, we can now say officially that March 2012 had warmer average temperatures than the month which followed. That's incredible! The average high temperature last month was 60 on the nose, which by the way, is spot on the climatological average. The average low temperature was 38, also in line with the long-term average. The average high for March was warmer, at 61; the average low was much warmer, at 41. Here's just one interesting anamoly about the two months: while April had zero 80 degree days, and only one 70 degree day, the preceding month had five 80 degree days and five 70 degree days. Obviously, March was one for the record books -- the warmest on record in West Michigan; but to be so warm that average temperatures were even warmer than the following month, that's well beyond your basic weather anomaly, that's incredible!