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80-degree day March no leaves

Hot sun and no leaves on the trees -- weird.

The temperature at the Albany airport hit 80 degrees today. That's not only a temperature record for this date. It's also the earliest calendar day to ever reach 80-degree mark here since records have been kept (dating back to 1874), according to the National Weather Service Albany office. The previous record date had been March 16, set in 1990.

Oh, and the last time the temperature was over 70 degrees in Albany, it was Christmas Eve... which is weird in its own way. [NWS Albany]

Earlier on AOA: This was the warmest, least snowy winter on record

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