Temperatures will sizzle toward record territory for many in the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday. Baltimore and Washington, D.C., could reach 80°F. The freakishly mild winter in the East has led to a sense of unease. This is February, when Nor’easters normally churn the Atlantic, dumping heavy snow for millions.
Instead, the only thing that has been heavy in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington this season is rain.
In D.C., there is a distinct sense of anxiety around this weather, where people recognize that this is not how winter should be. Elevator conversations around town quickly veer from ordinary weather-related small talk to some version of, “This should not be happening right now.”
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The unease felt in DC as temperatures soar to 80°F today, amid a snowless winter across the Mid-Atlantic. https://t.co/J3CgzVs467
— Andrew Freedman (@afreedma) February 23, 2023