Sunday, February 28, 2016

Record Warmth Sunday

Gusty southwest winds gave temperatures quite the boost Sunday afternoon.  Rockford's high reached 61 degrees, breaking the old record high of 56 degrees set back in 1932!  It definitely felt like spring Sunday afternoon.

To put this warmth into perspective, average highs in the upper 50's and low 60's usually aren't felt until the beginning of April.  It's not unheard of to get 50's in February, but the 60's are a little harder to achieve.  Monday highs come close to 50 degrees, but a strong cold front moving in mid-day will halt temperatures from going much further.

It doesn't look like this warmth will be sticking around into the beginning of March.  The possibility of accumulating snowfall is in the forecast for this upcoming week.  More on that in a post to come!

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