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Washington experienced warmest winter on record

Wednesday - 3/21/2012, 10:09am  ET

cherry blossoms 2012 Tidal Basin (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
The cherry blossoms bloomed early this year. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington has experienced its warmest winter on record.

The National Weather Service says the average temperature for the period from December's winter solstice to the spring equinox on Tuesday was 45.6 degrees. The weather service says that's about 2 degrees higher than the previous record set in 1989-90.

The Washington Post reports that past winter was marked by a lack of very cold days. The temperature measured at Reagan National Airport fell to 32 degrees or below on 24 of the season's 89 days. That's the fewest on record for Washington.


Information from: The Washington Post,

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