At 2 p.m. the official temperature nudged past 62 at Philadelphia International Airport, the highest reading since the first day of this mad meteorological winter.
The snow leftovers are taking a radiational pounding, but you probably noticed that some of the more-hideous piles are hanging tough.
After a brief cool-down, the forecasts are calling for even higher temperatures later in the week.
Is winter toast? Last year the snow stopped in February and and winter emptied into a remarkably warm period that persisted deep into the fall.