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Meteorologist Raphael Miranda brings you his forecast for Monday, March 5. Look for a cool start to the week followed by a major warm-up as we near the weekend.
The "meteorological winter" is over, and it's official: the 2011-2012 season was the second warmest winter on record.
For climate records, meteorologists use Dec. 1 through the end of February for the inner and outer boundaries of winter climate record-keeping.
The data shows this winter was the second warmest on record, with an average temperature of 40.5 degrees in Central Park. The warmest winter on record was 10 years ago, in 2001-2002. The average winter temperature that year was 41.5 degrees.
Here are some more fun facts:
The Climate Prediction Center predicts the following from in-house climate models:
Overall, it was a very warm winter and it looks like the-tri-state is in for a great spring.
(The climate records cited above were for Central Park, which go all the way back to December 1868.)