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What were the warmest and coldest winters on record for Wilmington?

Gareth McGrath
StarNews

According to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, the Port City’s coldest winter was in 1977, when the mercury averaged 42.6 degrees.

The warmest winter on record was back in 1890, when temperatures averaged 57.2 degrees.

Wilmington’s average winter temperature since 1874 has been 48 degrees.

The Weather Service defines winter as covering the December-January-February time frame.

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