Average high in March? 44 degrees.
Today's record high temperature? 76 degrees.
Today's high? 85 degrees.
Average low in March? 27 degrees.
Today's record low temperature? 9 degrees.
Today's low? 62 degrees.
We are literally FORTY degrees above normal. This is, obviously, unheard of. This hasn't been a strange or random occurrence today: the past eight days have been in the 70's and 80's, and the next two days are predicted to be this warm as well. We have set new record temperatures March 14, 16, 17, 19, 20 and 21, and tied the record on the 18th. The trees have all budded. Daffodils have bloomed. Magnolia trees are in full beauty.
Our apartment is the top floor in our building, facing the southwest. From about one in the afternoon until dusk, the sun just beats on our apartment. Which, of course, results in the following, something we normally only experience in July and August:
|Temperature outside on our balcony, baking in the sun: 92*. Temperature inside our home: 86*...|
Isn't that just nuts? But we 100% absolutely refuse to turn on our air conditioning in March. Refuse! Any other winter, and we would still have significant snow on the ground still, so it just seems so wrong to turn on the AC.
Proof that it is actually that warm in here...Our pantry is currently the coolest room in the entire home:
|Coconut Oil is normally a solid, like Crisco-consistency almost. It liquifies between 76-80 degrees. Which we've obviously surpassed, as you can see by the fact that it's nearly completely liquid!|
It is, unfortunately, going to cool down over the weekend, to lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s. Still unseasonably warm, just not tanning on the balcony warm ;) I'll take anything over snow though!
PS-how unbelievable is it that it's been warmer here several days than it was when we were in Mexico??!