The three months that just ended have not been merely warm: they were the second warmest March, April and May in Washington's weather history.
The average temperature for the period from March 1 through May 31 was 60.5 degrees, the National Weather Service said.
In records that go back to 1872, there has been only one year in which the March through May period was warmer: That was 1977, when the figure was 60. 7 degrees.
The high temperature Saturday at Reagan National Airport was 91 degrees. That temperature was 10 degrees above the average high for June 5 and is in the range that many people consider characteristic of summer.
The first four days of June also recorded high temperatures well above normal, although only Thursday hit the 90s, with a 92-degree high at National.
Wednesday and Friday fell short of the 90s, with high readings of 89 degrees.
So where are all those braying Republican politicians who were laughing about Gore and climate change when the blizzard hit Washington DC in January? Maybe they just run from the car in the garage to their air-conditioned offices and just don't notice?