More than 1,200 record high temperatures have been set over the past week across the U.S., and nearly 6,000 record highs have been recorded since the beginning of 2012.
From March 8-14, 2012, the total number of records is 1,226, according to the National Climatic Data Center.
On Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 alone, 423 records were set.
This map from NCDC shows the total number of record highs for March 2012 so far. Through March 14, 2012, the total is 1,641 record highs.
From the beginning of the year (Jan. 1-March 12, 2012), there has been a total of 5,618 record highs. In comparison, Jan. 1-March 31, 2011, there were only 2,800 record highs recorded.
"The jet stream has been flung all the way north across central and eastern Canada," AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said, when explaining why warmth has been so widespread this March.
"At least two-thirds of the nation could wind up with above-normal temperatures [this spring]," Paul Pastelok, expert long-range meteorologist and leader of the AccuWeather.com Long-Range Forecasting Team, said late in February. He forecast that there could be the most widespread warmth this spring since 2004.
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Despite near-freezing weekend temperatures, the cold weather looks to ease heading into this week.
Heavy snow is creating hazardous travel, multiple vehicle crashes and flight delays across the Northeast.
The Northeast will have another round of accumulating snowfall early this week, right on the heels of the weekend winter storm.
Snow that whitened Harrisburg on Sunday is being followed by an icy mix.
As the saying goes, no two snowflakes are exactly alike. Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov's collection of high-resolution magnified flakes makes this widely-held belief more convincing.
A winter storm consisting of snow and an icy mix spread across the Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Sunday.
Second great snow in 5 days: Morristown 21"; New Haven 17"; "four feet on level" in eastern Mass. - another high tide.
Sheridan, NY (1908)
Temperature dropped to -41 degrees F., all time low.
Mill city, OR (1987)
Three people were killed and two injured when a moving vehicle was smashed by a falling tree during high winds and heavy rain.