PM Update: No joke, April off to very warm start
Continued warmth leading to green explosion
What a day! Sun and light winds have combined to create a gorgeous one. Highs are now rising into the mid-and-upper 70s most spots, and it's just the start of a fairly long stretch of temperatures in this range. We're into the time of year where a south wind off the river can cause havoc for DCA (as if their snow problems weren't enough) and other near-water locations, so those are "cool spots" in the area with temperatures still in the low-or-mid 70s.
Through Tonight: It will be a great evening for any outdoor activities with temperatures falling to the mid-and-upper 60s around sunset. Mostly clear skies last through the night as lows range from the mid-40s to around 50. Winds will be light.
Tomorrow (Friday): Another perfect springtime day is coming up tomorrow. Tons of sun again, and probably a smidge warmer. Look for upper 70s to around 80 for highs. Winds remain light from the south or southeast.
Some April numbers: We're starting off April a good 10 to 15 degrees above "normal." Today's average high at National is 61, and we climb all the way to an average of 71 by the close of the month. Way back in 1924, things were looking a little different outside as the record snowfall for the month of 5.5" occurred on this date. The latest snow has accumulated in April is on the 28th when .5" fell, but that was in 1898 before the massive urbanization in the area. Good luck seeing that happen around here again!
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