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New Month, New Warmth: 80s Return after Long Break

Big Bend high temperatures (03/02/2015)
Posted at 10:05 PM, Mar 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-02 17:15:26-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Following a February that features frequent frigid spells and average temperatures more than three degrees below average, a noticeable amount of heat roared back to kick off March in the Big Bend region.

Tallahassee Regional Airport, the city's official weather observation site, recorded a high of 80° Monday.  That was the first time in 84 days that the maximum temperatures reached that threshold.  The last time the thermometer rose to 80° was Dec. 4, before the beginning of winter.

A warm spell was somewhat delayed, compared to the annual average.  The first of the 80s is historically experienced around Feb. 20.  However, slightly more than half of the days in February 2015 had highs that fell short of the average.

Lower 80s were also reported in Perry and Live Oak.

A couple of days of similar heat will be felt before a cold front Thursday plunges temperatures into a cooler range again.