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South Florida February temps smash records

MiamiHerald / Spring came early to South Florida. Way early.

When February ends Wednesday, the average temperature for the month is expected to hit 76.4°F, said University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Brian McNoldy. That’s more than six degrees hotter than a typical February, and 1.5 degrees warmer than the previous record – a staggering lead in weather records normally broken by hundredths or tenths.

“This is just way out of the norm,” McNoldy said. “We’re basically two months ahead of par in terms of temperatures. That’s crazy.”

Or to look at it another way: The same temperatures in March would rank as the fourth hottest on record.

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