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Posted at 7:00 PM ET, 01/28/2008

Our Warm-up in Perspective

By Josh Larson

For the last two days, Jason's been writing about the end of our current cold spell. I've done some number crunching, with the help of several computer models, and it looks like the high/low temperature over the coming week will be close to 47/34. To put this in perspective, the average high/low temperature last week in Washington, DC was 40/25 (compared to averages of 42/27).

While a warming of seven degrees (from last week to this week) may not sound like much, it's the equivalent of shifting from the typical late January weather in Philadelphia, Pa to the norms in Norfolk, Va. A welcome change for some, I'm sure, and a disappointment to ardent cold and snow lovers.

By Josh Larson  | January 28, 2008; 7:00 PM ET
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Me thinks the snow is slipping away for the winter of 07-08.

Posted by: John - Burke | January 28, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Western Areas, beware of freezing rain Thur. night.

Feb. looking to be unsettled and several shots at winter precip. events.

Surprising snowfall data tomorrow or Wed.

Posted by: Augusta Jim | January 28, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Augusta Jim, what do you mean by "Surprising snowfall data tomorrow or Wed." ?

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | January 28, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Looking like above average temps & snowless thru the 1st week in Feb. Still expecting temps 2b 3-5 degrees above average 4 the month of Feb.

Posted by: VaTechBob. | January 28, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

We still have Feb/March to hope for snow. Dont give up. It has been warmer then usual. I'm hoping its becuase of La Nina cycle. I believe it will cool down just enough for 1 decent snow sometime in Feb. Pattern is looking more active next month.

Posted by: ChrisfromVA | January 28, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse


I wouldn't say snowless. You live near me in Spotsy. We had about 2-3 inches couple weeks ago. Pretty lame but not snowless. There were about 20 accidents on Route 3 mostly from idiots in muscle cars thinking they had 4 wheel drive...

Posted by: ChrisfromVA | January 28, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Can I direct anyone's attention to the radar returns/obs in WV?

Posted by: Chase, Luray | January 28, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Precip moving in from the west Chase? Looks interesting to say the least. Possibility that commuters could be in for a surprise tomorrow morning...

Posted by: arnoldkh | January 28, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Not saying it won't snow in Feb, but 1st week looks to warm. Rt 3 is always fun when a little snow falls, I usually walk the dog to Rt 3 when it snows & watch the cars go sliding by.

Posted by: VaTechBob. | January 28, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

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