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.
I crunched the numbers and, as it stands now, this February will end up the 3rd warmest on record with an average temp of 46.2°. All-time warmest was set just last year 47.7°. 1976 is #2 at 46.9°. Our only 3 colder than avg months in 2017: Mar, May, Dec. pic.twitter.com/tnYMATdLEA
— Chuck Bell (@ChuckBell4) February 22, 2018
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.