Friday marks warmest February day in Syracuse
SYRACUSE, NY -- The unseasonable warmth this week has left its mark in Syracuse's record books. Aside from breaking several daily high temperature records, Friday was the warmest Syracuse has been during the month of February since records began.
The previous all-time February high was 69 degrees, set on February 19th, 1981 at Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Temperatures Thursday were warm enough to tie that record, reaching 69 degrees again. Even Friday, temperatures looked to rise to just about the upper-60s in the afternoon after a stormy, cool morning.
After further review, the National Weather Service in Binghamton confirms that the airport weather station reported 71 degrees at 5:15PM on February 24th, making it the first February day in the 70s on record, stretching back to 1902.
An afternoon high of 71 degrees is normal for Syracuse in the middle and end of May.
Normal afternoon high temperature for the general Syracuse area is 36 degrees on February 24th. Today's record is 35 degrees above normal.
Remember to send us pictures of how you're enjoying the nice weather with Burst! Keep checking the CNYCentral Weather page for the latest forecast information, including when temperatures return to normal.