Low, high top normal as winter nears end
Without big drop in temperatures, West Palm Beach could have one of its warmer winters on record.
Kevin Richter died more than a year ago from bladder cancer.
The overnight low Monday morning in West Palm Beach was a steamy 13 degrees above what’s normal for late February, coming in at 73 degrees at about 2 a.m.
And it’s not expected to cool off much for the rest of the week.
Monday’s high of 83 degrees was 5 degrees above normal. By midweek, temperatures warm to 85 degrees. So is winter over? In meteorological terms, yes. Meteorological winter runs from Dec. 1 to March 1 and includes what are supposed to be the coldest 90 days of the year.
Astronomical winter ends on the spring equinox, which this year is March 20 — the day when the sun’s rays shine directly on the equator. But wait. There may be one more cool front on the horizon. Whether it’s a winter-worthy front is another question.
According to the National Weather Service in Miami, it’s expected to be fairly wimpy.
“Another weak frontal boundary will limp its way through the Peninsula late in the week,” meteorologists wrote in their morning discussion.
The coolest high temperature this week is forecast for Saturday when the mercury will reach 78 degrees.
But a last gasp of winter isn’t totally out of the question.
Florida climatologist David Zierden said West Palm Beach has seen low temperatures in the upper 30s as late as the first week of April.
On April 6, 1920, the overnight low reached 38 degrees — a whopping 27 degrees below normal.
Without a big drop in temperatures, which appears unlikely at this point, West Palm Beach could have one of its warmer winters.
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The finishing touches to the $1.5 million restoration project at St. Edward Catholic Church were completed last week — and were ready to wow parishioners at Mass on Sunday.
The renovations have been admired as the work progressed, church leaders say, but the simplest improvements seem to have attracted the most attention.
The stone on the front of the 1926 church was redone in 2014 during part one of the project, the copper roofing was replaced and the main St.
Monsignor Thomas Klinzing shows off the new marble steps that lead to the choir loft at the front of the church.
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