February 2018 to be 3rd warmest February in DC area on record

Warmer weather normally means an earlier bloom date, but a spokesman for the National Parks Service said a few days of 70 degree temperatures won't make much of a difference over the long haul. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
WASHINGTON — Despite’s Thursday’s cloudy and sprinkly forecast, this month has the potential be one of the warmest Februarys the region has ever seen.

As of Feb. 22, February 2018 will end up being the third warmest February on record for the region. Storm Team4 meteorologist Chuck Bell says the average temperature for the month will come to a toasty 46.2 degrees.

The warmest February was last year, at an average of 47.7 degrees. The second warmest February was in 1976 at 46.9 degrees.

Weather records began in 1871 for the D.C. area. Each month’s average from 1871 to 2017 can be found on the National Weather Service’s website.

To keep up with the February forecasts, check out WTOP’s weather page.

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