Photos: DC area gets spring fever — in February

WASHINGTON — Sun? Check. Blue skies? Check. A 79-year-old who really knows how to get comfy and soak up the sun? Check. With abundant sunshine and temperatures soaring into the 70s, WTOP reporter Kristi King gets the tough assignment of seeing how some in the D.C. area were enjoying a nearly perfect February day.

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"This weather is amazing," said Frank Allman, 79, of Mt. Vernon. He's taking advantage of it now ahead of an expected cool-down this weekend. (WTOP/Kristi King)
“This weather is amazing,” said Frank Allman, 79, of Mt. Vernon. He’s taking advantage of it now ahead of an expected cool-down this weekend. And, yes, that’s a WTOP ice scraper in his hand. A parting gift from WTOP reporter Kristi King. (WTOP/Kristi King) ((WTOP/Kristi King))
Audrey Barnes, public information officer for Laurel, Md., sent along this beauty via Twitter Friday morning. (Audrey Barnes/Twitter)
Trees already in blossom in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker)
Trees already in blossom in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker) ((WTOP/Ginger Whitaker))
Trees already in blossom in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker)
Trees already in blossom in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker) ((WTOP/Ginger Whitaker))
Trees already in blossom in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker)
Trees already in blossom in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker) ((WTOP/Ginger Whitaker))
Deyna Jarrett sent this one in via Twitter of the blooms at Monacacy Aqueduct in Frederick, Maryland. (Deyna Jarrett/Twitter)
Carla Teixeria, of Belle View, appreciates the unseasonable weather; she said she misses the warmth of Brazil. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Carla Teixeria, of Belle View, appreciates the unseasonable weather; she said she misses the warmth of Brazil. (WTOP/Kristi King) ((WTOP/Kristi King))
Danielle and Patrick Lamartin, of Alexandria, are happy to get 11-week Gigi out of house. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Danielle and Patrick Lamartin, of Alexandria, are happy to get 11-week Gigi out of house. They walked a few blocks from their home to Faccia Luna in Alexandria. Patrick noted that while this is fantastic weather for February, it also would be in April and May, too. (WTOP/Kristi King) ((WTOP/Kristi King))
A confused tree blooms along the Potomac River in Belle Haven Park in Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A confused tree blooms along the Potomac River in Belle Haven Park in Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King) ((WTOP/Kristi King))
Extending his walking poles, hiker Steve Melians, of Mt. Vernon, is training for a four-month hike. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Extending his walking poles, hiker Steve Melians, of Mt. Vernon, is training for a four-month hike along the Appalachian Trail. (WTOP/Kristi King) ((WTOP/Kristi King))
Ned Stone, of Fort Hunt, Virginia, volunteers with the Friends of Dyke Marsh. He's prepping for a day of invasive plant removal. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Ned Stone, of Fort Hunt, Virginia, a board member with the Friends of Dyke Marsh, is prepping for a day of invasive plant removal. He said cold weather is actually better in the marsh for this task, because it’s easier to see what you’re looking for when other plants aren’t growing. (WTOP/Kristi King) ((WTOP/Kristi King))
Kicker Haiku Geneme, a nursing student, is happy to get a break from the books with friend Goitom Habtaeb, from of Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Kicker Haiku Geneme, a nursing student, is happy to get a break from the books with friend Goitom Habtaeb, also of Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King) ((WTOP/Kristi King))
"We missed this weather the past few months," said Goitom Habtaeb, of Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King)
“We missed this weather the past few months,” said Goitom Habtaeb, of Alexandria. Note, the man relaxing with a book on the picnic table. (WTOP/Kristi King) ((WTOP/Kristi King))
Grandparents Julio and Yolanda Gonzalez, of Beacon Hill, enjoy a stroll with 2-year-old Isabella. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Grandparents Julio and Yolanda Gonzalez, of Beacon Hill, enjoy a stroll with 2-year-old Isabella. He can’t believe the warm weather today considering it should be in the 40s, he said. (WTOP/Kristi King) ((WTOP/Kristi King))
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"This weather is amazing," said Frank Allman, 79, of Mt. Vernon. He's taking advantage of it now ahead of an expected cool-down this weekend. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Trees already in blossom in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker)
Trees already in blossom in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker)
Trees already in blossom in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker)
Carla Teixeria, of Belle View, appreciates the unseasonable weather; she said she misses the warmth of Brazil. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Danielle and Patrick Lamartin, of Alexandria, are happy to get 11-week Gigi out of house. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A confused tree blooms along the Potomac River in Belle Haven Park in Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Extending his walking poles, hiker Steve Melians, of Mt. Vernon, is training for a four-month hike. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Ned Stone, of Fort Hunt, Virginia, volunteers with the Friends of Dyke Marsh. He's prepping for a day of invasive plant removal. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Kicker Haiku Geneme, a nursing student, is happy to get a break from the books with friend Goitom Habtaeb, from of Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King)
"We missed this weather the past few months," said Goitom Habtaeb, of Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Grandparents Julio and Yolanda Gonzalez, of Beacon Hill, enjoy a stroll with 2-year-old Isabella. (WTOP/Kristi King)


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