We're having a hard time finding anything to compare this to.
Not only is it abnormally warm in DC, but also....
Just in: DC hit 81 degrees today (Wednesday)! This is the earliest occurrence of 80 degrees in recorded history and the third highest February temperature ever observed.
It adds to an incredible list of warm weather milestones established since 2010 (see below). It supports the rock solid evidence of climate change in our area due to both urbanization and the build-up of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.
Read more: http://wapo.st/2of59ae
We may be on track for another early bloom.
National Weather Service's forecast high today (Wednesday) in DC is around 80. If we do it, it will be the earliest instance in recorded history.
In other news:
* Dulles' low this morning of 59 was the warmest ever recorded in Feb. (although slight chance it falls below that before midnight)...
* National's high of 78 Tuesday tied for the 4th warmest ever recorded in February.
More info: http://wapo.st/2sKIGqf
D.C.-area forecast: Incredible warmth again today, then turning cooler and showery http://wapo.st/2omlMAf
PM Update: Record-breaking warmth of today persists through Wednesday http://wapo.st/2olBoEd
Check out that map!
It's hard to believe this was less than three days ago. These pictures are stunning.
We'll have another shot in early March.... maybe.
D.C.-area forecast: Blue skies and exceptional warmth through tomorrow; rain begins Thursday http://wapo.st/2okjt0B
PM Update: Clouds and spots of drizzle tonight. Spring like warmth arrives by Tuesday afternoon http://wapo.st/2ogN1vY