Record Day, and Record Streaks

Feb. 17, 2017: Our early spring preview started off with a bang! Temperatures rocketed into the middle to upper 60’s, which is over 30° above average! We definitely broke Friday’s high temperature record, and we’ll be close to tying or breaking the high temperature records for each day going forward through Monday.

On top of each day being close to record breaking, we may see a record streak get broken. We can have a day or two get this warm, especially in late February, but it’s not often to see this many days in a row be this warm in the winter.

Our record for days in a row above 50° is 8 days, most recently tied in February 2000. For days at or above 60°, we’ve seen two 3-day stretches, both set in February 1930. We may see the 60’s stretch get broken, but could fall short of the 50’s stretch.

Overall, this is some of the warmest weather during the winter since hitting the 70’s during February 2000. If you like warmer weather, enjoy it! If you prefer winter, well, better luck next year, I guess? The rest of the February looks to stay warm.

-Alex

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on February 17, 2017

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