Weird Trend Developing With Warm Capital Region Weather
70 degree plus temps are on the horizon for today, but don't break out the shorts and flip-flops just yet as we'll be getting a harsh dose of February weather on Thursday with temperatures back in the middle 30's. I'm no weather expert, but that's quite the variance! I did geek out a little bit on Wednesday night and checked some sources to see just how unusual a 70 degree Albany day in February actually is, and was pretty stunned at the result.
It turns out that while 70 degree temps in the Capital Region are extremely unusual, we may be feeling a bit of deja vu. It was roughly one year ago today (February 24th, 25th and 26th to be exact) where we also experienced record warmth. It was 69, 74, and 70 degrees respectively on those three days. Some parts of the Capital Region touched 70 on Tuesday and Wednesdays high temp is expected to be near 72.
The five warmest Capital Region February days on record (dating back to 1874) all happened in past calendar year.
What does this prove? I have no idea. But I do know that while we all thought the Winter of 2017 was a done deal at the end of February, along came a little March nor'eastern called Stella. Deja vu? Only time will tell.