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Unofficial start of summer? It'll feel like it this week!

Everybody has been waiting, or fearing, the season's first hot spell after our warm March, and now it seems like we have it! Warmth will surge into the area over the next few days, and even though it wont be as intense as the middle of summer - it may feel like it since it's the first time all year. 

Yes, temperatures will have a chance to flirt with 90 degrees. When was the last time we hit 90? Way back on September 15th! We'll see if the city of Wilmington can actually squeek it out, but I'm pretty confident places like Whiteville, Elizabethtown, Lumberton, and the like will do it before the weekend.

I talk about why the weather is doing what it is, and if this heat will last for good - or if it's temporary. That's all in today's web video. Make sure you logon to Facebook and check it out. Link:http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=369161696452861&saved

While you're there, go ahead and 'Like' my page! I'm always updating it with little weather tidbits.

I'll leave you with some climate numbers from April... here are the stats:

  • Ave Temp: 63.5° (+0.5° warm)  
  • Precip: 1.46" (-1.36" dry)
  • Highest temp: 87 - April 17th
  • Coolest temp: 37 - April 7th
  • No snow of course :)

Overall it was an average month temperature-wise with some warm spells and some cool spells. We were almost cooler than March was, but didn't quite make it. April was the cooler month until the last three days edged us out by a degree. It's very rare that this is even close! (March's average temp around here is 55.1 and April's average temp is 63.0)

Good luck with the heat! Hope that A/C works!

- TB

By: Tim Buckley