2nd Warmest Year on Record for Delaware in 2017

Jan 23, 2018

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Last year ranked as the second warmest year on record for Delaware with temperatures that were 3.6 degrees above the mean average since 1895.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Delaware State Climatologist Dan Leathers said that between 1981 and 2010 there was 2 degrees warmer than normal.

This has been meant a longer growing season and a delay of frosts last year.

The paper reports that from the end of December through the first week of January the state saw its longest cold snap turn into unseasonably warm weather by mid-January.