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Abnormally warm weather topples records with temperatures of 74F in places like New York

November ‘heatwave’ sees record-breaking temperatures of 74F in New York, Detroit, and Chicago – where it was below freezing last year

  • New York City, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia recorded high of 74F Monday 
  • Baltimore was really warm, hitting 77F, just one degree shy of city’s 1994 record
  • The unusually warm weather has extended from the East Coast to the Midwest 
  • Chicago recorded 75F on Monday while Detroit reported a high of 77 degrees 
  • Both Chicago and Detroit haven’t experienced a November this warm since 1949 
  • According to the National Weather Service, ‘130 stations had temperatures near or above their record highs’ for Monday

Record-breaking high temperatures have been recorded in parts of New York, Detroit and Chicago which were near or below freezing this time last year. 

Americans have experienced unusually warm weather that has extended from the East Coast to the Midwest since the start of November. 

Temperatures reached 74F in New York City, Washington, DC and Philadelphia on Monday.  

Baltimore was really warm, hitting 77F, just one degree shy of the city’s 1994 record. 

Americans have experienced unusually warm weather that has extended from the East Coast to the Midwest since the start of November. Runners are seen on Monday in downtown Washington, DC

Temperatures reached 74F in New York City, Washington, DC and Philadelphia on Monday. Baltimore was really warm, hitting 77F, just one degree shy of the city's 1994 record. Today's forecast shows highs in the mid-70s for much of the Northeast

Temperatures reached 74F in New York City, Washington, DC and Philadelphia on Monday. Baltimore was really warm, hitting 77F, just one degree shy of the city’s 1994 record. Today’s forecast shows highs in the mid-70s for much of the Northeast

On Wednesday, warm temperatures are expected to remain across the Northeast in the low 70s

On Wednesday, warm temperatures are expected to remain across the Northeast in the low 70s

And while Boston was reporting temperatures in the upper 50s, the city is predicted to reach 74F by Tuesday afternoon. 

According to the National Weather Service’s Prediction Center, sprawling high pressure ‘has produced recording breaking high temperatures’.

In a tweet on Monday, the weather service said ‘130 stations had temperatures near or above their record highs’ for Monday. 

Meanwhile, Chicago and Detroit set records for their warm weather on Monday. 

In Chicago, forecasters reported a record high of 75 degrees and Detroit hit a record high of 77.  

Chicago could hit 72F on Tuesday, just a degree above its record from 1949. Indianapolis may reach 75 degrees, also one degree from its record high of 76 set in 1949, according to The Washington Post

Temperatures reached 74F in New York City (visitors at Central Park on Monday), Washington, DC and Philadelphia on Monday

Temperatures reached 74F in New York City (visitors at Central Park on Monday), Washington, DC and Philadelphia on Monday

According to the National Weather Service's Prediction Center, sprawling high pressure 'has produced recording breaking high temperatures'. In a tweet on Monday, the weather service said '130 stations (depicted) had temperatures near or above their record highs' for Monday

According to the National Weather Service’s Prediction Center, sprawling high pressure ‘has produced recording breaking high temperatures’. In a tweet on Monday, the weather service said ‘130 stations (depicted) had temperatures near or above their record highs’ for Monday

Over in Minneapolis, forecasters have logged highs over 70F all but one day since November 3

Over in Minneapolis, forecasters have logged highs over 70F all but one day since November 3

Over in Minneapolis, forecasters have logged highs over 70F all but one day since November 3. 

In Denver, three record highs in a row were reported last week and on Saturday it was 73F. 

But by Monday afternoon it was snowing in Denver and on Tuesday Minneapolis will record just above freezing temperatures.    

For those who have enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather, it will all come to an end in parts of the US later this week. 

On Wednesday, a cold front is expected to push Chicago temperatures into the high 40s and Indianapolis into the mid-50s. 

Tropical Storm Eta, which is churning in the Gulf of Mexico, will then bring heavy rain along the Eastern Seaboard, according to the Post. 

However, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington may still have highs in the 70s. 

Temperatures will start to drop on Thursday when highs are expected to be in the mid-60s for parts of the Northeast.  

Forecasters are also reporting that mild temperatures are likely to remain across most of the US into February.

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