Friday, February 24, 2017

Some Strange February Weather

It was in the 70s today. Very weird weather to be having in February.

In fact from the Capital Weather Gang:
When it seemed like the February warmth couldn’t get any weirder, it got weirder. Yesterday’s high of 75 — the fourth day of 70s this month — was the warmest the city has been this early in the year since the thermostat hit 77 in February 2011.

We can now state somewhat confidently that this month is likely to go down as the warmest February on record. The current top spot is held by February 1976, when the temperature averaged 46.9 degrees. This year, it seems our final average for the month should end up somewhere in the general range of 47.2 to 47.8.
 On my walk this morning I saw cherry blossoms about to burst into bloom. Then later in the day I went down to the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden and watched people ice skate.

Very weird indeed.

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