Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 20:10

The calendar says we're in March, but these temperatures feel more like May.

On the heels of the fourth-warmest winter on record, unseasonably high temperatures this week will soar to as much as 35 degrees higher than expected, while hundreds of weather records will be likely set from the nation' Midwest to the Northeast.

When it comes to flowers and plants, the warmth will accelerate spring.
This weather pattern has already begun in some spots: For example, here in NYC, temperatures peaked at 71 degrees, tying a record that had stood since 1890.

The warm temperatures should be prolonged. According to forecasters, this could persist for almost the next two weeks, so enjoy this warm weather.