And The Bronze Medal For Warmest Winter Goes To...

With all the mild days we've had this winter,{}we've been discussing the possibility of breaking winter temperature records.{}Now meteorological winter is over and the results are in.{} This winter will go on record as the 3rd warmest.

Winter in D.C. averages 38.{} This year winter ended with an average of 43.4, beating 2002's average of 43.2 (just barely!).{} So,{}were we anywhere close{}to getting the silver or gold medal?{} Not really.{} The second warmest winter in D.C. was back in 1890 with an average temperature of 44.3.{} The all time warmest winter on record was set back in 1932 with an average of 44.6.


{}Here are a few{}highlights from this winter:

- 70 days, out all 91 days this winter, were above average.{} That's about 75%!-{}Out of these 91 winter days, 18 were 60 or higher.{} - The highest temperature this winter was set on Feb. 1st with a high of 72.{}- The highest temperature in January was 68 (Jan. 7th) and in December the highest temperature was 63 (Dec. 15th).- The lowest temperature recorded all winter was 17 (Jan. 4th).


{}So, if you were wondering, after all of those mild winter days, if we would break any records, well you can now tell your friends that this was, indeed, a record breaking winter. D.C. has taken over the bronze medal! Now let's see what spring and summer bring.

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