Philly sees more abnormally warm winter days
Winters in Philadelphia are increasingly getting warmer, according to data from Climate Central.
Why it matters: Analysis from the independent climate research organization suggests global warming is significantly shifting weather patterns across the country.
- Winter has been the fastest-warming season in most of the U.S. since 1970.
State of play: Philadelphia has seen abnormally warm winter days increase by 18 days since roughly 50 years ago.
- The average winter temperature is also nearly five degrees warmer compared to 1970.
Zoom out: This isn’t unique to Philly. The Northeast and the Great Lakes region see the fastest rate of warmer winters, per Climate Central.
Of note: Researchers at Climate Central reviewed more than 50 years of winter weather data in 246 locations across the country.
Flashback: Fall is also getting warmer.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that winter is the fastest-warming season. It previously said it was the fastest-warming month.
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