Raleigh ties record, warm spell continues

Posted February 8, 2009

— After tying a 10-year-old record high of 71 degrees Saturday, North Carolinians will continue to bask in mild temperatures, sunshine and warm, southwesterly breezes for most of Sunday.

"We got the weekend off to a springlike and record-tying day yesterday," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

Temperatures rose into the 50s before sunrise Sunday and reached a high of 75 degrees. Skies stayed mostly sunny, but a cold front rolled through in the afternoon, bringing occasionally partly cloudy skies with it.

Don't be alarmed by the term cold front, though: Temperatures will be cooler Monday, but a high around 60 degrees will still be warmer than normal.

"Clouds are moving in from the west and will make for a partly cloudy day tomorrow," WRAL meteorologist Kim Deaner said Sunday evening.

And the arrival of more fronts looks to keep warm temperatures and springlike weather hanging around this week.


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  • discowhale Feb 9, 2009

    Voice of Reason,
    it's NOT climate change / global warming most of us nay sayers disbelieve. It's the hand wringing over the cause.

    The climate has changed many times, it's part of the geological record. This is just another such change.

  • ConcernedNCC Feb 9, 2009

    If you want better weather predictions, I usually go to They usually have a much better track record than here.

  • Voice of Reason 23 Feb 9, 2009

    Funny, all the people who like to mock the theory of climate change aren't posting yet. Sure seems like we have a lot of 'record' days. Almost like climate change is hapening, and the weather has destabilized.