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Raleigh breaks record for warmest February

Sir Walter Wally makes his winter prediction

Watch as "Sir Walter Wally" tells mayor Nancy McFarlane his winter prediction on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 2017 outside the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.
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Watch as "Sir Walter Wally" tells mayor Nancy McFarlane his winter prediction on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 2017 outside the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

Raleigh had its warmest February on record this year – breaking the previous record set 127 years ago.

Both Raleigh and Greensboro had the warmest February on record, according to the National Weather Service.

The temperature record in Raleigh goes back to 1887 and the warmest February since then was in 1890 before February 2017 topped it.

The average temperature for Raleigh this February was 52.9 degrees breaking the old 1890 record of 52.7 degrees.

The average temperature of 50.8 degrees in Greensboro this February broke the 1927 record of 50.1 degrees.

Abbie Bennett: 919-836-5768; @AbbieRBennett

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