Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Marching to record?

Close call, but this could be warmest March on record in Philly.

Marching to record?

March 2012, as we noted in our online story, certainly is setting new standards for strangeness.

It also has a good shot at becoming the warmest in Philadelphia. At any event, what Ray Kruzdlo at the National Weather Service in Mount Holly says looks like a sure thing: It will finish in the top 3.

Through yesterday the monthly average in Philadelphia stood at 52.4, breathing down the neck of the title-holder, 1921, at 52.5.

As we mentioned, the 80 at 3 p.m. at Philadelphia International Airport is a record for the date.

After today, the average temperature will bump up to just over 53. Whether it can hold that edge is problematical. Low temperatures next week could fall back to the 30s.

But looking at the National Weather Service forecast, March 2012 could stay just warm enough to take over the No. 1 spot.

Regardless, this has been one surreal month.

 

Inquirer Weather Columnist
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Everyone talks about the weather, and here we write about it.

When we’re around and conditions warrant, we’ll keep you updated about what’s coming, but we will do our best always to discuss weather and climate developments in context and remind you that nothing in the atmosphere happens in a vacuum.

Tony Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for The Inquirer for 26 years.

Reach Tony at twood@phillynews.com.

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