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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 01/30/2012

D.C. winter temperatures: what a difference a year makes!


High temperatures have concentrated mainly in the 50s and 60s this winter in Washington, D.C. (data from Reagan National Airport)
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...

Consider:

* 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

Sub 30 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
2010-2011 3 30 22 4 1
2011-2012 0 6 19 22 13

* Data from Reagan National Airport. Does not include 1/30 or 1/31 values either year

Warmth, for the win!

By  |  10:27 AM ET, 01/30/2012

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