Whew! This was hottest first week in April on record
After the snowiest December, the snowiest February and the snowiest winter on record for Baltimore, we've managed to topple yet another weather record this week - a hot one this time.
Steve Zubrick, the science officer out at the National Weather Service forecast office in Sterling, Va., says the first seven days of the month were the hottest first week in April on the record books for Baltimore, which go back to 1871.
The average temperature at BWI-Marshall from April 1 to 7, 2010 was 64.6 degrees, slipping by the old record of 64.5 degrees set 81 years ago, in 1929. Okay, so it's an unofficial record, but still ... That's nearly 15 degrees above the 30-year average for BWI, 49.6 degrees.
It was also the warmest start to an April in Washington, D.C., and out at Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia, Zubrick said. "Impressive!"
And now there's a frost advisory out tonight for counties in northwestern Virginia.