Our take: With warmer temperatures earlier, Utah might be experiencing a warmer summer this year.

More than 15,000 warm temperature records were broken in all.

The average temperature of 51.1 degrees F was 8.6 degrees above the 20th century average for March, scientists reported.

Every state in the nation experienced a record warm daily temperature during March, and 25 states east of the Rockies had their warmest March on record.

Several large cities including Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Nashville, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Tampa and Washington had their warmest March since records started being kept, according to the National Weather Service.

Hundreds of locations across the country broke their all-time March records.

Read more on the warmest March in history on USA Today.