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Springlike Temperatures to Continue Wednesday in Northern Virginia

Poll: Thumbs up or down on balmy temperatures in January?

Usually this time of year, Northern Virginians are knee-deep in snow shovels, gloves and winter coats. But on Tuesday, six weeks into the official start of winter, it was all about golf clubs, convertibles and short sleeves.

The D.C. area experienced springlike weather Tuesday, with highs hitting 66 degrees at 4:30 p.m. (The record, according to WJLA metereologists Bob Ryan and Doug Hill: 73 degrees in 1950.)

The Weather Channel described it this way: "Let's face it. This has been a strange, mild winter and the peculiar 2011-2012 season continues this week." 

The National Weather Service forecasts similar temperatures on Wednesday, with a 60 percent chance of showers on Thursday.

The Capital Weather Gang says we may see a cold snap in about two weeks.

Jennifer February 01, 2012 at 01:44 PM
I would have liked to have had one decent (4-6") snow, but now I'm ready to just roll into spring!
Mary Ann Barton February 01, 2012 at 02:50 PM
That would be nice, one decent snowstorm that will shut everything down for a day, and then spring!

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