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April in January

The official high in Philly, 62, would be perfectly normal -- for Easter week.

April in January

It didn't quite match the record of 65 set in Philadelphia in 1947, but the 62 recorded at 3:27 this afternoon represents serious warmth for the last day of January.

That's the normal high for April 9, 10, and 11, and close to the Jan. 31 normal for New Orleans.

As mentioned in our online story, Philadelphia does have a shot at a record for the highest minimum temperature for a Feb. 1.

The highest low temperature for the date, 42, occurred in 1916 and 2002. The National Weather Service forecast low for tomorrow morning is 43.

We noted earlier that the Dec. 1-Jan. 31 period has been the seventh-warmest such period since temperature recordkeeping began in Philadelphia in the winter of 1874-75.

Temperatures may nudge past 60 again tomorrow, followed by a cool-down, followed by no snow in sight.

Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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