Published: Sat, February 25, 2017
USA | By Cassandra Hanson

This is the warmest February day ever recorded in Boston

This is the warmest February day ever recorded in Boston

"That surpasses the 70 degrees reached on February 24, 1985" in Boston, member station WBUR reports.

- Weather records were set Friday in New York, New Jersey and CT as the area experienced unseasonably warm temperatures.

Record warm temperatures had residents in southern New England ditching winter coats in favor of shirt sleeves and heading to beaches and parks instead of ski slopes.

On Feb. 26, 2000, the thermometer also crested to 71 degrees. The temperature is forecast to reach 78 degrees by late afternoon.

Thursday was exceptionally warm in Switzerland with many places across the country seeing temperatures of around 20 degrees, breaking previous records for the month of February.

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The previous record was set in 1985, when temperatures in Worcester hit 67 degrees.

Buffalo's record of 67 degrees on February 24 had stood for 111 years, according to the Buffalo News.

The weather service said temps reached the 73-degree mark at 10:30 Pittsburgh International Airport in Findlay.

That same storm system, and an associated cold front, will help to rapidly drop the mercury on Saturday from the 60s at breakfast time back down into the 30s by dinner. At the time, local news included an inquiry into reports of fish being dynamited in the Niagara River, the newspaper says.

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