ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The stage was set for yet another very mild day across Western New York, and it surely performed with very few complaints found about the “spring-like” preview.
This morning, temperatures already started out well above average in the 50s, so we had a good jumpstart early on in the day. Add in some sunshine plus gusty, southerly winds to take us well into the upper 60s by late morning.
By around noon, the daily record high temperature for today of 70° (1927) wasn’t just met, but broken with 2021 taking the lead for warmest high temperature of today’s date.
Not only did we meet record high territory today, but yesterday’s temperatures made it well into the upper 60s and low 70s where Rochester tied the record daily high of 68° (1977).
This brief stretch of mild March weather never lasts long, and with a fast approaching cold front off to the west our mild temperatures will inevitably drop back down into much more “wintry” territory.
This window of mild temperatures are what we like to call “fake spring” here in Western New York. If you’ve lived here a while, you know the drill. If not, here’s my take on how seasons typically go around here:
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~Meteorologist Christine Gregory