For much of the East and Midwest, summer-like temps have people sweating. After an odd winter that saw tulips sprouting in January in Iowa and a March snowstorm that caused more than 20 deaths from Texas to the Great Lakes, temperatures turned hot this week.
The temperature in Albany, New York hit 89 degrees Tuesday, 32 degrees above the normal high and 1 degree above the previous record set 106 years ago, says meteorologist Bob Kilpatrick of the National Weather Service. ?It?s freezing one week and roasting the next,? says resident George Smith. ?Last week, it was freezing, and I thought, ?What’s going on? It?s supposed to be spring.??