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.

Palm Beach Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By KIM­BERLY MILLER

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.

Ac­cord­ing to the South­east Re­gional Cli­mate Cen­ter, the past three months ing to make sure oth­ers don’t get have been the fourth-warm­est on record mis­di­ag­nosed like his brother. based on an av­er­age mean tem­per­a­ture For too long, his brother Ste­fan On March 8, Ste­fan and his wife, of 71.3 de­grees. says, doc­tors mis­tak­enly treated Nancy, will help host the in­auBased on the av­er­age high tem­per­aKevin as if he had a se­vere bladgu­ral Blad­der Can­cer Ad­vo­cacy ture, the past three months have been der in­fec­tion. Network lec­ture and lun­cheon at

record.—thethird-warme­ston Now, Ste­fan, who owns and op­er­ates Worth Av­enue jew­eler Richters of Palm Beach, is work-

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.

Photo by John Ne­lander

Mon­signor Thomas Klinz­ing shows off the new mar­ble steps that lead to the choir loft at the front of the church.

S. Richter Owner, op­er­a­tor of Richters on Worth Av­enue

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