First 70s in Six Months to Come This Week!

By: Meteorologist Mark Henderson Email
By: Meteorologist Mark Henderson Email

It's been a long start to the year so far, but after a long, long wait, our first 70° temperatures appear to be a very very good bet this week!

History shows that we are long overdue! Historically speaking, the average date of our first 70° temperature is April 2nd. 70s have occurred here as early as February 25 (2000), while in 1961, the first 70 did not occur until May 6th.

In case you're wondering about the possibility of 80s, historically, we're not far off. The average date of our first 80° is April 23rd, just over a week away. However, don't get too excited, because there has been an instance in which 80s did not occur here until June. That happened in 1973.

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