Feb 22, 2017

Mild weather in St. Louis breaks third temperature record this year

St. Louis, MO
USA
by
St. Louis Post Dispatch
Lindsey Wallach of St. Louis enjoys her day off as a nanny reading "The Matchmaker" on Art Hill in Forest Park on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Photo: Laurie Skrivan
Lindsey Wallach of St. Louis enjoys her day off as a nanny reading "The Matchmaker" on Art Hill in Forest Park on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Photo: Laurie Skrivan

For the third time this year, St. Louis’ no-show winter has broken a temperature record.

The National Weather Service says it reached 79 degrees at 1:46 p.m. Monday, one degree warmer than the record for Feb. 20. The old one didn’t last long — one year ago, a record high was set at 78.

Before then, the record was 77 degrees, set in 1996.

Since Jan. 1, temperatures in St. Louis have been above average for all but 11 days. And on 25 days, daily averages have been at least 10 degrees warmer than usual. St. Louis also posted a record high on Jan. 10, when it hit 68 degrees, and on Feb. 11, at 74.