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Warm start to 2014 for Phoenix continues

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PHOENIX -- It wasn't the warmest March on record for Phoenix and Tucson but both placed in the top 10.

It was the eighth-warmest March in recorded history in Phoenix with an average temperature of 69, according to the National Weather Service.

The average temperature of 64.4 ranked as the sixth- warmest March on record in Tucson. It's the first March on record that Tucson didn't drop below 45.

About the Author

Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.


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