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Buffalo in the 50s: February warmup to last through the week

Earlier this month, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter.

It didn't take long for Mother Nature to toss another loss on the groundhog's record, which heading into this year was just 39 percent.

A spring-like weekend brought temperatures of 56 and 49 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Forecasts project it will reach into the mid-40s today.

And that will be the coolest mark of the week.

The thermometer will soar into the 50s through the end of the week and even approach 60 degrees by Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Warmth will persist this week, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo. (National Weather Service)

That's more than 20 degrees above normal for this time of year.

The average daily high temperature for today's date is 34 degrees.

Locals savor a taste of spring in February

Like the February of two years ago, this isn't an ordinary February in Buffalo.

It's the exact opposite.

Heading into Monday, the average temperature of 30.0 degrees was 4.4 degrees above normal.

This year's temperatures should boost those figures even more.

The warmest February on record was in 1998 with an average temperature of 34.1 degrees, records show.

February 2015's 10.9 degrees went down as the coldest month on record in Buffalo.


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