A new February record

melting pile of dirty parking lot snow

As warmth returns to the land, the snows of a far off mountain range melt and stream upon the parking lot plains.

Yeah, so February, just when it was looking like you'd be typically wintry... you, too, have gone all weird on us.

Thursday's high temperature at the Albany International Airport was 69 degrees -- not just a record for the date, but the highest temperature ever recorded in February here (going back to 1874). [NWS Albany]

As it happens, it's not the highest winter* temperature ever recorded here. Days in both December and January have hit 71 (December 29, 1971; January 6, 2007 and January 13, 1932).

* Meteorlogical winter = December, January, and February

Earlier on AOA: Yep, winter's been odd in recent years

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