Impressively Warm Records across the Eastern United States! (credit: NWS Eastern Region Headquarters)
DISCUSSION: As a low pressure system continued to push through the Tennessee Valley through the course of the day on Saturday, there was a lot of rainfall which moved through this region. However, in addition to the heavy rainfall which moved through that region earlier this morning and into this afternoon, the warm front of this low pressure system also ushered in a substantial amount of warm air. More specifically, there were records daily high temperatures broken in multiple states across the greater Northeast corridor. Note how some of these daily record high temperatures were originally set anywhere from around 1948 to 2011 which indicates the wide range of time over which these previous records were set. However, many of these previous record high temperatures were set between 1981 and 2011 which is also coincidentally one of the more recent benchmark climate research time frames which are used throughout the meteorological research realm. It is worth noting that based on the current position of the aforementioned low pressure system, this warm air surge will continue to push deeper into the Northeast over the next 24 to 48 hours.
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