Record High Temperatures Set Across Eastern Half Of The U.S.! (credit: NWS Eastern Region HQ Office)
DISCUSSION: As a surge of very warm air persisted across a large portion of the eastern half of the United States during the day on Friday, many temperature records were broken in more than 10 different states. This was due to persistent warm air advection which was occurring out ahead of the low pressure system moving east across the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys during the course of the day on Friday. More specifically, as quoted by forecasters from the National Weather Service Eastern Regional Headquarters Office "Today was quite a day for the record books! Numerous locations across the Eastern US broke or tied high temperature records today, many by several degrees. In addition, quite a few places set or tied their highest temperature ever recorded during the month of February."
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