So Today Marks How Many 60+ Degree Days This Winter??

People driving around town with their windows open, dining outdoors, walking around with only a light jacket, or even no jacket at all, pretty much sums up the majority of our winter, to this point.{ }

Highs will be well above average, once again today, as we soar into the 60s.{ } In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if a few spots made it to 70°.{ } Would that break any records?{ } Most likely not, with 78°{ }the current daily record for D.C.{ } Even though we may not break a record, just over{ }3/4 of winter (meteorological winter: December 1 through the last day in February), has been above average.{ } Yep, that's right.{ } 64 out of the 84 days of meteorological winter have been above average.{ } Here's a look at how much warmer temperatures were yesterday compared to average.{ }

Departure From Average On Wednesday

Temperature departures{ }were about 15° warmer than average!{ } Average highs in winter range from 44-52°.{ } Today and tomorrow, though,{ }we'll reach the 60s!{ } So how many times have we climbed to the 60° mark or higher?{ } 16 days of the 84 days this winter have been 60° or warmer.{ } Talk about a mild winter season!{ } Now these numbers are from yesterday.{ } I didn't include today and tomorrow, since nothing's official.{ }

The milder weather tends to get more people outdoors and also helps on the heating bill.{ } It also can also bring a few "winter flowers".{ } Take a look at the pollen count for late February.{ } Seems hard to believe trees are high this time of year.{ }

Enjoy the mild temperatues while they're around.{ } "Colder" air is moving in for the weekend -- and when I say colder, I mean, temperatures will be right around average.{ } Go figure!{ } Looks like we'll just have to wait and see if all of the above average temperatures will equal a "warmest winter on record".{ } { }