Syracuse reached 80 on March 18, 32 degrees above normal and the highest since record-keeping began in 1950, according to Christopher Vaccaro, a spokesman for NOAA. Binghamton has had seven consecutive days of record highs ending March 23, the longest such string since 1953.
Just the usual NOAA nonsense.
The USHCN station in Syracuse has records going back to 1938. (A number of people at NOAA believe that time began in 1950.) March 14, 1990 was 82 degrees in Syracuse.
There were eleven March days over 80 degrees in Syracuse between 1938 and 2010, including an 84 degree reading in 1945, an 82 degree reading in 1946, and an 87 degree reading in 1986. All below 350 ppm CO2.