This Is February? Temps Surge into 60s, Break Records in Some Spots

A year ago, we were digging out from another snowstorm.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012  |  Updated 10:56 PM EDT
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Warm weather during the middle of Winter has some New Jersey residents doing things they usually can't enjoy until Spring. Pat Battle reports.

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Warm weather during the middle of Winter has some New Jersey residents doing things they usually can't enjoy until Spring. Pat Battle reports.

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The tri-state was shoveling out from more snow at this time one year ago, but there's been no sign of winter this time around as temps surged into the 60s on Wednesday, breaking records in some places.

At 1 p.m., temps reached 61 degrees in Central Park, 63 in Newark, 66 in Trenton, 64 in Toms River and 61 in Islip, shattering the 1989 record of 59.

New Yorkers flocked outside at midday, shedding their coats and scarves to enjoy the unusual February warmth at lunch.

The 60s won't last longer than a day, although still-mild temps are in the forecast for the rest of the week.

Thursday's high is expected around 47 degrees, with 45 on Friday and about the same range on the weekend.

Tri-staters are mixed on whether they like the mild weather.

Stephanie Gray commented on NBC New York's Facebook page: "Like it, but very weird."

And Patricia Pasquale wrote: "Love it in spring, hate it in winter!"

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