This morning’s official record-low reading of 4 above Fahrenheit at the airport marked the third daily temperature record of the winter of 2013-14.
Record highs were reached on the first day of winter, 67, followed by a 68 on Dec. 22. In fact it wasn’t that long ago that the temperature hit 60 in Philly; actually, about 28 hours ago.
As our online story noted, the two-day temperature difference of 56 – that’s 60 to 4 – the second-biggest spread in the period of record, just one behind Jan. 8-9, 1978.
What’s happened with the temperature the last four days has been nothing short of incredible: The low on Saturday was 8, and the official high Sunday, 53.