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Warm weather breaking records in Central Alabama

Record warmth is shattering old records across the state of Alabama
Updated: Feb. 7, 2019 at 8:02 AM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It has been unusually warm across Central Alabama this February. The warmth is breaking several records across the state of Alabama. Not only are we breaking record high temperatures, but the morning temperatures are also breaking records.

Anniston, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa had record high minimum temperatures Wednesday (2/6/19). A record high minimum temperature is basically saying we saw the warmest low temperature ever recorded on that day.

The following record high minimum temperatures broken on February 6, 2019:

Anniston recorded a low of 62°F. Old record: 59°F back in 1957

Birmingham recorded a low of 65°F. Old record: 60° back in 1927

Montgomery recorded a low of 65°F. Old record: 61°F back in 1991

Tuscaloosa recorded a low of 66°F. Old record: 59°F set back in 1957

According to the Southeast Regional Climate Center, Birmingham is averaging almost 15°F above average for the average temperature for February 1-6, 2019.

Record high temperatures were also recorded in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa Wednesday (2/6/19). Birmingham recorded a high of 77°F which broke the old record of 76°F set back in 1999. Tuscaloosa recorded a high temperature of 80°F which broke the record of 77°F set back in 1999.

Many locations could tie or break their record high temperature today (2/7/19),

Records for Thursday (2/7):

Birmingham: 76°F 1999/1957

Tuscaloosa: 79°F 1999

Anniston: 78°F 1957

Temperatures will trend slightly below average Friday as high temperatures look to remain in the mid to upper 40s. The cold snap will be short-lived this weekend as high temperatures climb back into the 60s next Monday (2/11/19).

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