The chart above does most of the talking: this winter has taken on a entirely different character from last winter. Whereas during 2010-2011, we spent most of our December and January days in the 30s and 40s, this year more than half our days have reached the 50s and 60s. We’ve had no sub-30 days this year.
Keep reading for some more stats...
* We’ve had almost 6 times as many days in 50s/60s compared to 30s this winter
* This winter, we’ve had 35 days in 50s/60s so far; last winter just 5 as of this date
* Days in the 60s have more than twice outnumbered days in the 30s
Here’s the data in tablular form...
High temperatures by range last two winters
* Data from Reagan National Airport. Does not include 1/30 or 1/31 values either year
Warmth, for the win!